20 Bible Verses to Encourage Small Group Leaders

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Today we will be dealing with 20 bible verses to encourage small group leaders. Are you a leader of a small group and you are almost giving up on your leadership position due to the retard growth of the group? Do not worry, you are not alone in this struggle. God’s plan is to make every small group big. Whether you are the CEO of a small company and you are aspiring to make your establishment the market leader but all your efforts have continued to prove abortive, do not give up yet, God has a great plan for you.


There is no harm in starting small. Every leader of a large congregation started small too. The largest Christian gathering in the world also started with few members. When you are working in alignment with the will and purpose of God, don’t give up, God will increase you soon. If you are a leader of a small church group, don’t relent in your struggle. The Kingdom of heaven must be populated and it is the joy of heaven to watch you grow into a large group of believers.


As you struggle to become big and great, pray for the strength of God. Whoever gives up in the face of adversity is considered a weak leader. When you are greatly equipped with the strength of God, you won’t bow to the pressure of the enemy. While prayer is very important in ensuring your growth and development, you can gather strength and encouragement from the scripture. That’s why we have compiled a list of 20 bible verses to encourage small group leaders. Find time to study and memorize these bible verses to give you strength and encouragement in the days of adversity.


1. Isaiah 40:31

But those who wait on the Lord, Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.


2. Isaiah 41:10

Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.


3. Isaiah 55:8-9

For My thoughts are not your thought, Nor are your ways My ways, says the Lord, For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.


4. Matthew 11: 28-30

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.


5. 1 Cor 2:9

Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.


6. Phil 4:6

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.


7. 2 Tim 2:3-4

You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.


8. James 1: 5

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God who gives to all liberally and without reproach.


9. Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.


10. 1 Timothy 5:17

Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.


11. 1 Kings 20:13-15

Suddenly a prophet approached Ahab king of Israel, saying, “Thus says the Lord: ‘Have you seen all this great multitude? Behold, I will deliver it into your hand today, and you shall know that I am the Lord.’” So Ahab said, “By whom?” And he said, “Thus says the Lord: ‘By the young leaders of the provinces.’” (Emphasis mine) Then he said, “Who will set the battle in order?” And he answered, “You.” Then he mustered the young leaders of the provinces, and there were two hundred and thirty-two; and after them he mustered all the people, all the children of Israel—seven thousand.


12. Philippians 2:3

Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.


13. Mark 10:45

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.


14. Hebrews 10:24

And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.


15. 1 Peter 5:5

Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.


16. James 1:12

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.


17. Psalm 37:16-17

Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked; for the power of the wicked will be broken, but the Lord upholds the righteous.


18. Titus 1:7-14

For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled, holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict. For there are many insubordinate, both idle talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole households, teaching things which they ought not, for the sake of dishonest gain. One of them, a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans [are] always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.” This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith, not giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men who turn from the truth.


19. Proverbs 27:23-24 

Be diligent to know the state of your flocks, [And] attend to your herds; For riches [are] not forever, Nor does a crown [endure] to all generations.


20. 1 Timothy 4:12

Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.


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