How to Use Your TV to Strengthen Small Groups

As a pastor, it’s easy to feel like you carry the entire burden of ministry on your own. You want to lead people into a deeper faith, but there aren’t enough hours in the day for you to disciple everyone. 

You want to empower leaders in your church to disciple others in small group settings, but you’re stretched too thin to get things rolling on your own. 

We’ve got just the solution for you. 

With Faithlife TV Church, you can resource leaders with a small group format that’s easy to repeat. 

Create a group

Faithlife Groups make it easy to stay connected to your small group throughout the week. This online format gives your group a place to safely share personal prayer requests, engage in rich discussions about your group study, and get to know one another on a deeper level. 

Make a plan

Imagine if every discipleship group had access to a biblical scholar. What questions would you want to address? What book of the Bible would you want groups to study first? 

Every small group in your church can experience a rich theological study with practical life application. 

Here are three examples of the 7,000 Mobile Ed courses available to you. 


Discipleship and Spiritual Transformation: Practicing Humility with Dr. Gary Thomas.

New Testament: The Ministry of God’s Spirit with Dr. Douglas J. Moo.

Pastoral Care & Counseling: Resources for Marriage with Dr. Eric Johnson.

Learn from respected theologians through 5- to 10-minute video lectures, perfect for busy schedules. The courses cover topics ranging from basics of the faith to complex theological ideas including:

  • Apologetics
  • Biblical Interpretation
  • Church History
  • Communication
  • Cultural Studies
  • Leadership Development
  • New Testament
  • Old Testament
  • And more

Offer additional resources

From women’s studies to theological conversations to marriage preparation and more, the resources available on Faithlife TV Church will help you connect with your small group in a deeper way.

Here are just a few examples of the small group studies that your entire church has access to with a Faithlife TV Church subscription.

I’d Like You More if You Were More Like Me

Sometimes true connection with others can seem an unreachable ideal—but it doesn’t have to be. In this six-part video series, John Ortberg challenges viewers to find connections in even the most ordinary interactions. With access to additional online content, small groups will find encouragement and practical ideas through Ortberg’s friendly invitation to go deeper in relationships.

Learn more.

Crazy Love

The God of the universe loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. How will you respond? Author and pastor Francis Chan shares the truth that God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with himself. The Crazy Love video series contains thought-provoking teachings to spark discussion, interaction, and practical application with small groups, churches, and youth groups.

Learn more.

The Sacred Search

Bestselling author Gary Thomas tackles the topic of love and dating by asking the question: What if it’s not about who you marry, but why? Sacred Search is a video-driven Bible study for small groups of single, dating, or engaged people, helping them dig deep into the ultimate purpose of marriage.

Learn more.

Share and check in

Every week, review the study material ahead of time, jot down some discussion questions (don’t forget to make it practical), and send a friendly reminder to your small group on Faithlife groups. 

Was your group discussion so good you didn’t get to finish talking through everything you’d learned?  Keep the conversation alive using Faithlife groups. 

You can even share documents with your entire congregation so that every group can study the same materials and discuss the same videos.

Empower others

The goal of this process is to disciple people in your group so that they can begin discipling others. Once a group member is ready, encourage them to branch out and start their own small group. 

With Faithlife TV Church, you can empower leaders in your church to lead spiritually-enriching small groups. 

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Jess Holland

Jess Holland is a marketing and communications copywriter for Life.Church. She was previously a writer on Faithlife staff.

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Written by Jess Holland