Support the Spirit Group Ministry

Our Spirit Group ministry is thriving because of people like you who said yes to the call to open their homes and hearts to others on the spiritual path. Spirit Groups foster connection, deepen our spiritual understanding, and support the larger community. We are always looking for new hosts and facilitators who feel the call to connect in a small group environment. We offer training two times per year but are available for informal training for those individuals who have facilitation experience and are ready to go!

At Unity Church of the Hills, we are committed to offering new group curriculum three to four times per year and these formal ‘launches’ provide us an opportunity to focus on our Spirit Group Ministry on Sundays and create a formal space for new congregants to join a group. That being said, new groups can be formed at any time. We have a library of materials to choose from or eager hosts/facilitators can come with an idea for group discussion. It’s possible to create a powerful small group simply by gathering to discuss the Sunday message each week and taking the message deeper. Every group is unique and perfect.

The ideal size is between 8-12 people, but we’ve seen successful groups with as few as three individuals.

If you are interested in becoming a host/facilitator, please complete the form below.

Spirit Group Host Training

To register for our next Spirit Group Host Training, which takes place on Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 2:00-5:00 pm, please click here: There is no cost, but your RSVP helps us know how many materials to prepare for training.

Still not sure if being a Host/Facilitator is right for you? Take a look at what a few of our Hosts/Facilitators have to say about the experience and then check in with Spirit:

Spirit Groups are small, facilitator-led groups that meet regularly for meaningful dialogue and mutual support, typically in someone’s home. Often, the home host and facilitator are the same person, but the roles can be split with one person opening their home and another coordinating the group as the facilitator. Training is provided for all home hosts and facilitators. If you are interested in becoming a host or facilitator, fill out the preliminary form below. If you have any questions, include them in the comments. Consider the following before completing the form:

  • You can create your group to serve a particular demographic (i.e., young adults, singles, LGBTQ, men only, women only, co-ed, couples, etc.) or it can be open to all.
  • If you are only interested in opening your home or only interested in facilitating, please find someone to partner with before you submit the form.

Spirit Group Host Submission

  • Please provide the full name of the person who will be hosting the Spirit Group.
  • Please provide the full name of the person who will be facilitating the Spirit Group. If the Host is also Facilitating, please type 'Same'.
  • Please let us know in what part of town this group will meet (i.e., Northwest Austin, South Austin, etc.)
  • Most Spirit Group meetings will last 90 minutes. Please list your preferred start and end time (ex. 9:00 am - 10:30 am).
  • Please indicate how many participants your group can accommodate. We recommend groups be limited to 12, including host and facilitator.
  • If you have a group name in mind for your group, let us know. (ex. Spirit of Cedar Park, Loving Circle in Pflugerville, Round Rock EXPRESSions)