It might also be a good idea to gather your leaders together to celebrate all they’ve done this year. Let them know you appreciate their hard work and acknowledge all the work that goes into leading a group. You could also plan a retreat day that lets them get away and recharge for ministry. Summer can be a great time to invest in your leaders. Alternatively, you may plan a retreat day as you kick off groups in the fall. Just make sure they know the date for this event now.
Summer can allow you to invest in your ministry and connect people in new ways. There’s no need to see summer as bad for your ministry. It may be just what you need to bring new life to your small groups. The key is to plan ahead so you’re intentional with this natural break. Happy summer!
—Amy Jackson is managing editor of SmallGroups.com.