Recruiting small group leaders is an on-going task of the Small Group Leadership Team. This resource provides suggestions on key traits to consider when recruiting small group leaders and allows you to map groups by type, age and gender.
Imagine a Small Group Ministry Worksheet - help for creating a vibrant small group ministry.
Most people who have been around a church for a while have a pretty good idea about what a small group is. Or do they? The following definition may give new understanding to the term “small group.”
However coaching is done, the most important thing it that it IS done for the sake developing healthy leaders and small groups. Here are a couple of proven conversational coaching methods.
Sometimes small groups or individuals might feel like they are "lonely little petunias in an onion patch". This longing may be the Holy Spirit’s nudging to shape small groups that exist not merely for the sake of experiencing community, but for the sake of participating in God’s redemptive plan.
As a small group leader, how will you plan your calendar to grow your group members? Download the sample calendar for more information.
A calendar for Small Group leaders and coordinators to help implement the vision of their ministry.
Did you know that outreach has a way of actually turning small groups inside out? This article will present how missions benefits small groups and how small groups can reach out together.
How do I handle the person who talks too much in a group? What about the person who talks too little? Here are some ways to deal with them.
The resources on this website help small group leaders in their vision to build life-tranforming community in their settings. You'll find study materials, coaching helps, information about conferences and small group campaigns; all designed to help tranform your community through community.
Are you looking for study materials for your small group? Be sure to check out Faith Alive's many resources. You'll find topical studies as well as Bible studies, all designed to help people grow as disciples of Jesus.
This site takes a broader look at church leadership. Those involved in church leadership on a variety of fronts will find valuable samples, downloads, training tools, and opportunities to connect with other leaders. Small Group leaders will especially like the tab, "Mentor and Disciple."
This is an invaluable tool for those who lead small group Bible studies. Read and research Scripture online in the language or translation of your choice.
I’m concerned with developing small groups of people who covenant to a shared life together as they grow in Christlikeness and join God’s mission together. That leaves me with this question. How do we establish counter-cultural groups in a culturally relevant way?
At least twice a year, those who lead small group ministries need to ask, “What are the next steps for this small group ministry? Where is God leading us?” If you don’t, chances are you’ll become stuck and ineffective.
We would love to form a neighborhood small group where everyone on our block knows each other well, joins in spiritual conversations, prays for one another, and finds ways to serve in our community together. It’s a wonderful dream that we talk about often. The problem is, we don’t know our neighbors!
Secondly, I need to remember that part of developing a disciple-making, mission-shaped small group ministry means offering safe places for those who find themselves needing extra support as they go rough patches in life.
Relationships began to be built and conversations were broadened. Because these strangers were included, they began to feel a sense of belonging and experienced a bit of “the communion of the saints.”
If you're looking for practical resources, training tools, ways to organize your ministry, or vision casting articles, this is the place to go. A free newsletter is available, but full access of the site is well worth the annual fee.
An interview with Alan Hirsch about his book The Forgotten Ways.
Are you a small group leader? Here are three types of questions NOT to ask and some tricks to creating a discussion friendly environment.
After years of struggling to revive small group ministries at our church, Sermon-Based Small groups have provided a spark of new life!
This exercise can be an effective tool for beginning or revitalizing your Small Group Ministry.
Small Group Ministries are like gardens, they need a “gardener” to provide on-going care and attention. The Small Group Leadership Teams acts as “gardener” by filling the following essential roles.