Students need two important nouns so they can anchor their lives to something solid. They need a person and they need a place (Joiner, 2014). Small groups are our way of providing a consistent gathering of a few for the purpose of growing in their relationship with God and each other. Our small group leaders are the ones who choose to invest in a few to encourage authentic faith. We shape student’s faith by connecting them to an adult who will be present in their life. Early on, we realized that the true span of care for 1 adult is 5 students and this made the need for small groups and dedicated small group leaders even more important. Small group leaders are the key to our process of long-term discipleship.