Leading Outside the Box

Leading Outside the Box

Simple, practical ideas for mixing up your small-group meetings

When small-group meetings run on autopilot we can miss out on a lot. Just changing things up a little bit can shake us up and open our eyes to the work God is trying to do in and through us. Leading Outside the Box will give you tons of simple, practical ideas to shake up your normal meetings. Learn how to incorporate prayer stations, fun discussion ideas, a private Facebook group, a unique meeting schedule, and more.

Note: For a sample from this resource, read Shake It Up!

Leader's Guide


Three Elements of Vibrant Small Groups
What a small group is and isn't
By Bill Search

Change Up What You're Already Doing

Make Your Discussions Fun
It goes beyond avoiding boredom.
By Rick Howerton

Shake It Up!
Easy ways to energize your group meetings
By Mark Ingmire

Group Prayer Ideas
Ideas and guidelines for praying together
By Andrew Wheeler

Prayer Stations Experience
Eight creative ways to connect with God
By Keri Wyatt Kent

Add New Elements to Your Meeting

Finding Your Rhythm
Make the most of your time together by learning when to push and when to sit back.
By Ben Reed

Corporate Spiritual Disciplines: The Basics
Are you open to something new in your small group?
By Trevor Lee

Follow in the Footsteps of Bonhoeffer
A meeting plan for going deeper
By Will Johnston

Make a Facebook Group for Your Group
Enhance your meetings by continuing the conversation online.
By Amy Jackson


Total number of pages - 29

You have permission to make up to 1,000 copies of this resource for use in your local church.


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