Small-Group Four Packs
Raising Up Leaders
Four resources for apprenticing new leaders.
You want more people in small groups. And that means you need more groups. Which means you need more leaders. It's the issue so many small-group ministries face: How do we get more leaders?
The fact is that you'll need to raise them up—from within your existing groups. And apprenticing is a great way to do that.
This Four Pack will give you a vision for apprenticing and birthing, teach you how to recruit and train apprentices, and even show you the process for birthing new groups with new leaders. Take advantage of these great resources all bundled together at a discounted price.
This Four Pack includes all four of the Training Tools listed below.
Finding, Recruiting, and Training an Apprentice
When you think about it, small-group leaders have a pretty difficult job. They are expected to be experts on the Bible, worship, prayer, group dynamics, cooking snacks, evangelism, and assimilation. That's quite a list!
That's one of the reasons why many group leaders seek out an apprentice. The other (and better) reason is that we are all called to discipleship. But the big questions that remain are: How do we find people to serve with us? How do we convince them to take the plunge? And how do we develop their skills to the point where they are ready to lead a group on their own?
Grow the Number of Small Groups in Your Church
Just like living things, small-group ministries are usually growing or dying—there isn't really a third direction. (And if there were, it would be called "stagnation.") So how do you make sure that your ministry is growing at a reasonable and healthy pace? Should you have existing groups "birth" new groups through the process of multiplication, or should you leave healthy groups alone and add new groups one at a time?
This downloadable resource will help you explore the different options involved with increasing the number of small groups in your church. It will also help you put together a plan that fits your ministry and, more importantly, the people you are trying to serve.
Birthing Groups Well
Whether or not you've experienced it, new groups can be birthed in a healthy, caring way. This resource is specifically for group leaders who want to know how to birth new groups in a healthy way, but small-group coaches and directors can learn a lot, too. Discover how to focus on leadership development, identify and train apprentices, prepare for a smooth transition, and lead the first meeting of a newly birthed group.
Small-Group Apprentice Orientation Guide
It's sometimes strange for people in a modern, Western society to realize that apprenticeship has been the primary method of job training throughout human history. That's because apprenticeship works. Having the opportunity to "learn as you go" gives apprentices a decided advantage when it comes time for them to step out on their own. And that's what many churches and group leaders are re-discovering today when it comes to small groups.
This Orientation Guide has been designed to equip new and potential small-group apprentices with the resources they need to understand their role in a group, and to perform that role well.
|Topics:||Birthing groups, Growing, Leadership, Multiplication, New groups, Recruiting leaders, Starting groups|
|Date Added:||January 28, 2013|