The 2019 Group Leader’s Retreat will take place April 12-13 at the Wesley Inn & Suites in Gig Harbor. Take a moment to watch this brief video about the retreat:

The retreat will begin on Friday evening (after a “typical” work day) and end around 4 p.m. on Saturday. Hotel accommodation and breakfast will be provided. If you plan to attend the retreat, please send an email to Sarah Biggerstaff to confirm your spot.

Summer Prayer

Please take a moment to watch this video message from Pastor Ryan:

Please send your prayer requests to We look forward to joining together in prayer.

Are You Qualified to Lead?

Ever feel like you’re not qualified to lead? Scripture is filled with the beautiful stories of men and women who were called to make a kingdom impact. Often times, it’s the imperfect that perfectly fit into His plan. As Groups wind down, where have you found His strength in spite of your weakness? How can we celebrate His faithfulness this year?

Gather 2 Scatter Group Leaders Retreat


The Group Leaders Retreat will take place Saturday, May 12 from 9am to 3pm. Please join us for a time of inspiration and encouragement.

RSVP by clicking this link:

Breakfast, lunch and childcare will be provided. See you there!

Standing Firm: Leading From The Trenches

standing firm

It was wonderful to see so many of you on March 10 for our training called “Standing Firm: Leading from the Trenches.” We looked at what Scripture teaches us about “Spiritual Warfare” and how that influences the way we lead and encourage our groups. If you missed it, here’s a link to the training video as well as the notes. Thanks so much for your leadership! It’s a blessing to serve with you!!

Standing Firm video

Standing Firm handouts

Save The Date: Saturday, May 12 – Annual Group Leaders Retreat! Pastor Ryan will unveil the vision and direction for Groups at Lighthouse. There will be fun surprises and a taco bar lunch (it’s Cinco de Mayo after all). You won’t want to miss this!

Save The Date – Leader’s Gathering March 10th

He’s just one month in to his new role as Pastor of Small Groups, and he’s already busy planning something special for leaders of home groups, learning groups and fun groups. Here’s Pastor Ryan to share more about this event:

The event is 9am-12pm. Breakfast and snacks will be provided. Childcare is available. Please register online at

Looking forward to seeing you there.

A Challenge

In this week’s video message, Pastor Ryan has a challenge for Group Leaders. Take a few minutes to watch, then let the challenge begin!

Also, we want to hear how God is moving in your group. Please email a testimony to Sarah or Ryan at your convenience. Ideally, we’d love to receive one submission from each Group.

What Makes A Great Leader?

Have you ever wondered what makes a leader great? Is it conflict resolution? Communication skills? Pastor Ryan has some thoughts.

You can reach Pastor Ryan by emailing or by calling (253) 848-2028.

Spiritual Leadership

Happy New Year Group Leaders! Pastor Ryan has an encouraging message for you about spiritual leadership. Please have a look.

Have a great weekend!