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Bring Structure to Your Ministry
Bring Structure to Your Ministry
Everything you need for the behind-the-scenes work of small-group ministry
Should We Structure for Rapid or Controlled Growth?
Should We Structure for Rapid or Controlled Growth?
Both models can bring incredible growth—if you choose the right one for your church.
How Should We Connect People into Small Groups?
How Should We Connect People into Small Groups?
Three connection methods that could work in your church.
Hosts or Leaders: What Should We Call Our Volunteers?
Hosts or Leaders: What Should We Call Our Volunteers?
Take a look at what a simple word can communicate.
What Type of Studies Should We Use?
What Type of Studies Should We Use?
Determine whether sermon-based studies or a la carte studies would work best in your context.
Get Ready for Fall Launch
Get Ready for Fall Launch
5 steps to prepare your small-group ministry for a fantastic fall
Guía de Orientación: Director de Grupos Pequeños
Guía de Orientación: Director de Grupos Pequeños
Recursos para la persona liderando el ministerio de grupos pequeños.
Eliminate Barriers to Community
Eliminate Barriers to Community
Structure your groups for maximum participation.
The Best Way to Do Evangelism Today
The Best Way to Do Evangelism Today
What church planters can teach small-group leaders
3 Resources to Use Right Away in 2017
3 Resources to Use Right Away in 2017
Start strong with small groups in the new year.
Become a Church of Groups
Become a Church of Groups
Make small groups the core of your church, not just another ministry.
Start Where You Are
Start Where You Are
Before you make a plan, gain a clear picture of your current reality.
Connect People into Small Groups
Connect People into Small Groups
Everything you need to move people into groups
Make Your Own Video Bible Studies on a Budget
Make Your Own Video Bible Studies on a Budget
You can make great video-based studies for your church.
The Crack in Your Small-Group Ministry
The Crack in Your Small-Group Ministry
8 tips to ensure that everyone who signs up for small groups gets connected
Small Groups in a Bilingual Church
Small Groups in a Bilingual Church
How one multiethnic church structures small groups to reach their community
Starting Over from Scratch
Starting Over from Scratch
How we relaunched our small-group ministry
Give It One More Try
Give It One More Try
How to talk to small-group dropouts
Resource Review: Starting Small
Resource Review: Starting Small
Gain a practical overview of small-group ministry.
Resource Review: 'Sentness: Six Postures of Missional Christians'
Resource Review: 'Sentness: Six Postures of Missional Christians'
A great book for anyone interested in being on mission with God
Turn Ministry Teams into Small Groups
Turn Ministry Teams into Small Groups
How to transition a task group into a community group
Ministry Teams Make Great Small Groups
Ministry Teams Make Great Small Groups
Why you should consider transitioning teams into groups
What Can I Expect from Small Groups?
What Can I Expect from Small Groups?
Walk into your new group with realistic expectations.
Connect People into Meaningful Short-Term Groups
Connect People into Meaningful Short-Term Groups
Benefits of short-term groups and how to get the word out
Effective Marketing for Small-Group Ministry
Effective Marketing for Small-Group Ministry
Four ways to get more people into small groups
Market Your Small-Group Ministry
Market Your Small-Group Ministry
Communicate about small groups in a clear, compelling way that draws people into groups.
Adding New People to Existing Groups
Adding New People to Existing Groups
What you need to know to be successful
"You're Welcome!"
"You're Welcome!"
Six tips to make newcomers feel welcome
Seeker-Friendly Small Groups
Seeker-Friendly Small Groups
Effectively receiving truth-seekers
How to Be a Great Small-Group Member
How to Be a Great Small-Group Member
Eight tips to help you give and take in a meaningful way
Get Your Groups Noticed!
Get Your Groups Noticed!
Tips to make your small-group lobby presence better and easier to manage
Recruiting Small-Group Leaders: The Basics
Recruiting Small-Group Leaders: The Basics
Helpful and practical tips that can be applied to any church
Launching a Lay Counseling Ministry
Launching a Lay Counseling Ministry
Ministering to hurting people is an important part of any church.
Why Caring Is Key
Why Caring Is Key
Important information for those who want newcomers to join their group
Overcoming Growth Plateaus
Overcoming Growth Plateaus
Practical guidance for numerical and spiritual stagnation.
And the Walls Came Tumbling Down
And the Walls Came Tumbling Down
Breaking down the barriers to in-house video promos and testimonials
Launching a Church-Wide Campaign
Launching a Church-Wide Campaign
Yes, your church can pull it off!
Twelve Tips for a Successful Campaign
Twelve Tips for a Successful Campaign
A step-by-step guide from a campaign super hero
Launching Small Groups in a Smaller Church
Launching Small Groups in a Smaller Church
Great advice for the majority of American churches
The Benefits of Small Groups in Smaller Churches
The Benefits of Small Groups in Smaller Churches
Exploring the power of accountability, forward momentum, and missional identity
Starting a House Church
Starting a House Church
Helpful advice from experienced leaders in the simple-church movement
Resource Review
Resource Review: "The Naked Truth About Small Group Ministry"
Randall Neighbour's book is both provocative and practical.
Start Your Small-Group Ministry
Start Your Small-Group Ministry
Everything you need to start a new ministry
Pulling Off a Successful All-Church Campaign
Pulling Off a Successful All-Church Campaign
Here are the main benefits and challenges.
Successfully Launching a Small Group
Successfully Launching a Small Group
Here are four things you can do to make sure you new group takes flight.
When You Have an Open Door
When You Have an Open Door
Here's how to incorporate new members into an existing small group.
Starting a New Small Group
Starting a New Small Group
A great guide for first-time group leaders
Small Groups Snapshot: Restore Community Church
Small Groups Snapshot: Restore Community Church
When a passion for small groups and discipleship meets a new church plant
Small-Group Advertising
Small-Group Advertising
All those looking for a small group, please raise your hands!
Grow the Number of Small Groups in Your Church
Grow the Number of Small Groups in Your Church
Using addition and multiplication to expand your ministry
Casting a Vision for Group Multiplication
Casting a Vision for Group Multiplication
Practical advice for shifting the culture and focus of your ministry
Four Keys to Customize Your Small-Group Strategy
Four Keys to Customize Your Small-Group Strategy
Use these practical steps to help re-focus your ministry.
Do-It-Yourself Video Curriculum
Do-It-Yourself Video Curriculum
Yes, you really can!
What's the Best Way to Launch New Small Groups?
What's the Best Way to Launch New Small Groups?
The answer lies in which set of problems you are most willing to endure.
Five Keys to Sustaining New Small Groups
Five Keys to Sustaining New Small Groups
You've got a lot of new groups. Now what?
How to Start a House Church
How to Start a House Church
Five ideas to keep in mind when you're planting something new
Gearing Up for Small Groups
Gearing Up for Small Groups
Practical tips for recruiting leaders and launching groups
Building Community in Children's Ministry
Small groups are an essential part of children's ministry.
E-Groups
An email small group can be a great solution for those too busy for another meeting.
Growing Small Groups
Growing Small Groups
Take your group from meeting together to thriving together.
Missionally-focused vs. Need-based
People are not inspired to get involved when small groups are promoted as something that fills a personal need.
Connecting Newcomers
Connecting Newcomers
How to welcome people to your church and your small groups
Redefining the Perfect Small Group
If you wait for the perfect time to hold small group, you might just not start one.
Sometimes Big Things Start Small
Brett Eastman's story about the development of small groups at Saddleback church.
Campaign Driven Growth
A case study on a church's small group campaign growth, and the lessons they learned.
Evolving Community Groups
A case study of Central Peninsula Church, which began as a house church, tracking its growth and lessons learned.
From Dream to Reality
With intention and perseverance you can begin small groups at your church.
The Group that Serves Together Grows Together
Five ways to help task-oriented groups thrive.
Making Room at Your Tables
Encouraging people to start new small groups is a key to getting everyone connected.
Christ Fellowship "Huddles Up" and Watches Their Small Groups Explode
How the 40 days of purpose led to an explosion of small groups at one church.
A Church Craving Community Catches Small Group Fever
The story of a church who found the first thing they needed to do with small groups was to offer them.
Evangelism Explosion
Challenging people to host small groups can turn into an evagelistic opportunity.
Discovering Community
How God solidified and expanded one church's vision for small groups.
A Model for Renewal
Four phases to introduce small group ministry in a declining church.
Nine Ways to Support Your Support Group
Starting a support group isn't as intimidating as it sounds.
How to Invite Someone to Your Small Group
These steps will make it easier to invite your friends to small group.
Recruitment Skit
A skit you can do during service to encourage people to join small groups.
A Road Map to Men's Group Success
How a covenant can help your men's group survive.
Summer Jamboree and Bible study
How to plan a VBS Jamboree and follow-up Bible study group.
Meta, Model, or Martyr?
The most often overlooked step in starting small groups in a church is preparation; here are three models to help you prepare.