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An Experiment that Worked!

After years of struggling to revive small group ministries at our church, Sermon-Based Small groups have provided a spark of new life!

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Imagine That!

This exercise can be an effective tool for beginning or revitalizing your Small Group Ministry.

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Where Do We Start?

It’s exciting to start something new. Our imaginations start imagining and we are so excited at the potential of this new endeavor. Wise people ask questions of those who are a step ahead of them, collect information from books, search the web and pray a lot. And then they pray some more. Before launching a new small group ministry, it’s important to take enough time to set a firm foundation for the ministry. There are four initial questions to answer before starting a small group ministry. What’s the purpose of our church’s small group ministry? Answering this question is essential to a...
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Congregational Survey

Hi Everybody! I am in the process of (re)launching a small groups ministry in October in a church with 500+ members. At the moment I am working on writing a congregational survey to get a sense what the formating and style of the small groups program should be. What questions should the congregation be asked? What questions make for a good small groups survey? Do you have any examples or know where to find some? Thanks! Mike Vander Laan Pastor of Discipleship and Small Groups CrossPoint CRC - Brampton
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40 Days of Community

Has anyone experienced the campaign "40 Days of Community?" What stories do you have to tell. Did it help move your church into going about mission as community?
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What material would you recommend for men's Bible study?

I'm not sure if this is the correct Forum to post this under; however I'm looking for suggestions for cirriculum/material for Men's Bible Study. Recently we had some groups do the Tony Dungy studies and they enjoyed them. I'm looking to have a few groups start up again after Easter. Any suggestions would be very helpful!
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The Summit: A Convergence of Small Group Experts, Feb 18.

Some of you might be interested in this. FREE online event 10:30 a.m. to Noon (CST) Thursday, February 18, 2010 Tune in right here to view! Sign Up Now! For the first time ever, ten major leaders in the small group movement will be on one stage to answer your questions about small groups. And you can watch it online from the comfort of your office or home. This free live event, sponsored by Small Group Life, runs from 10:30 a.m. to Noon (CST) on Thursday, Feb 18, 2010. Our special guests are some of today’s most well-known leaders in small group ministry and the next generation’s rising stars...
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Small Groups and "The Least of These"

There is a segment of the "small group" movement that bothers me and I'm not sure if it should. See if you can pick up on it below and tell me what your take is. SYMPTOM #1: I attended the highly-touted missional community conference VERGE 2010 this weekend in Austin and there were some wonderful speakers and great thought-starters. In all, one of the best conferences I've ever been to. But I noticed one thing: I would guestimate that 75% (or more) of the attenders fit this exact demographic: male, white, college-educated. An only slightly smaller percentage also used Macs, wore Rob Bell...
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Small Group Ministry in the CRC

I think this site has some great potential if enough movers and shakers in the denomination get on board. That being said, I am curious about the number of churches using small groups as THE key component in their discipling of believers. And if you are how are they set up? Do you use a certain model or concoction of models to fit your context.
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