Facilitator Resources

There’s no one secret to the success of groups and classes.

Here is a helpful list of guidelines for group leaders and participants:

  • Frame every gathering in prayer
  • Always include Scripture
  • Commit to honesty and confidentiality
  • Attend faithfully
  • Accept differing points of view
  • Hold one another accountable
  • Pray for one another daily

These resources will help prepare you:


Need a new book, resource or study?

Questions? Need help? Contact John Barolo, Director of Discipleship, 813.253.5388 ext. 1231.

Online Resources:


Inspiration and Devotion

  • Upper Room Devotional – Daily devotional with scripture from the United Methodist Church
  • Sacred Space – Daily guided prayer from the Irish Jesuits
  • d365 – Daily guided prayer experience from the Episcopal church, Presbyterian Church USA and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship


Recommended Marriage Studies (all available in our Curriculum Library):

  • 10 Great Dates to Energize Your Marriage, Arp
  • Zimsum of Love, Bell
  • The Five Love Languages, Chapman
  • Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage, Gungor
  • Love to Stay: Sex, Grace and Commitment, Hamilton
  • Your Time-Starved Marriage, Parrott
  • iMarriage – Transforming Your Expectations, Stanley
  • Because Great Marriages Just Don’t Happen
  • The 4 Season’s of Marriage, Gary Chapman
  • Scary Close, Donald Miller
  • Sacred Marriage, Gary Thomas
  • Team Us – Marriage Together, Ashleigh Slater
  • The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted, Gary Chapman
  • The 5 Love Languages of Children, Gary Chapman

How to Become a Group Leader

Do you feel led to be a facilitator of a group or class for adults
at Hyde Park United Methodist?

  1. Read through the Expectations for Adult Education Facilitators and see what is required.
  2. Contact Glenn to set up a time to discuss how you could serve.You may also want to browse the different ministry descriptions above for more information about specific roles.

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