Build a Team

Successful small group ministries require a team of people who are on board with group life. Get other staff members on board, recruit coaches and leaders, and develop a core group of leaders to ensure your ministry is healthy.

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Develop Your Ministry Team

Develop Your Ministry Team

Practical tips for developing your team—both as individuals and as one cohesive unit
Vibrant Small Groups

Vibrant Small Groups

A 5-Step Process to Create a Ministry That Fits Your Church
Organize Your Small-Group Ministry

Organize Your Small-Group Ministry

The right structure will allow your ministry to thrive and grow.
Small-Group Director Orientation Guide

Small-Group Director Orientation Guide

Resources for the person leading the small-group ministry

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Best Church Practices: Small-Group Job Descriptions

Best Church Practices: Small-Group Job Descriptions

Save yourself some time by modifying these job descriptions for small-group roles.
Recruit Great Coaches

Recruit Great Coaches

The essential qualities to look for in potential coaches
Recruiting Leaders Without a Church-Wide Campaign

Recruiting Leaders Without a Church-Wide Campaign

Strategies for identifying and inviting people to lead a small group
Small-Group Leader Orientation Guide

Small-Group Leader Orientation Guide

A helpful overview of the basics of small-group leadership
Small-Group Apprentice Orientation Guide

Small-Group Apprentice Orientation Guide

Basic training for new and potential small-group apprentices
Recruiting New Small-Group Leaders

Recruiting New Small-Group Leaders

Find the right people to lead your groups.
Recruiting Reluctant Small-Group Leaders

Recruiting Reluctant Small-Group Leaders

Expert advice on a difficult (but rewarding) job
Mentor: Orientation Guide

Mentor: Orientation Guide

Help your church's mentors form clear expectations for their relationships.
Maximize Your Time for a Thriving Small-Group Ministry

Maximize Your Time for a Thriving Small-Group Ministry

Learn how to do more with less time.
Build Your Team

Build Your Team

Identify the key roles your small-group ministry team needs.
Discover Your Leadership Style

Discover Your Leadership Style

Learn how to leverage your strengths.
Who's on Your Personal Board of Directors?

Who's on Your Personal Board of Directors?

Find the right people to help you serve effectively in your sweet spot.
Promoting Partnership and Teamwork in Small-Group Ministry

Promoting Partnership and Teamwork in Small-Group Ministry

The importance of sharing as a leadership trait.
Four Tips for Effective Delegation

Four Tips for Effective Delegation

Save your sanity and strengthen your ministry by delegating well.
Find the Right Leaders for the Right Spots

Find the Right Leaders for the Right Spots

How to identify, recruit, and place a variety of leaders
Why Should I Lead a Small Group?

Why Should I Lead a Small Group?

The challenges and benefits of this tough job.

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Leading Change

Leading Change

Gain true buy-in
The Nuts and Bolts of Small-Group Coaching

The Nuts and Bolts of Small-Group Coaching

Choosing coaches and growing a coaching structure.
Who's on Your Personal Board of Directors?

Who's on Your Personal Board of Directors?

Find the right people to help you serve effectively in your sweet spot.
Weekly Communication Is Crucial

Weekly Communication Is Crucial

What I've learned about weekly communication with leaders
What to Look for in New Leaders

What to Look for in New Leaders

Understanding biblical character traits—and standards—to identify new leaders for small groups.
Effectively Manage Group Conflict

Effectively Manage Group Conflict

Conflict can be the fuel your team (or group) needs to maximize its impact.
Develop Your Team in Four Ways

Develop Your Team in Four Ways

Thriving teams learn, play, meet, and grow together.
8 Leadership Books You Can Use

8 Leadership Books You Can Use

Top recommendations to use on your own or with a team
8 Tips to Improve Communication Between Pastors and Small-Group Directors

8 Tips to Improve Communication Between Pastors and Small-Group Directors

It takes effort on both sides of the relationship.
Build a Small-Group Ministry Team

Build a Small-Group Ministry Team

Figure out what you need and recruit the right people.
Clearing the Way for Small Groups

Clearing the Way for Small Groups

How small groups became the central ministry at Zion Church
How to Lead People Older Than You

How to Lead People Older Than You

Three tips for setting up a great relationship
Four Qualities All Small-Group Coaches Need

Four Qualities All Small-Group Coaches Need

What to look for in potential coaches for your ministry
Guía de Orientación: Líder de Grupo Pequeño

Guía de Orientación: Líder de Grupo Pequeño

Un resumen general de los básico de liderazgo de grupos pequeños.
Plan a One-Day Retreat for Leaders

Plan a One-Day Retreat for Leaders

Leaders need a break to re-focus and refresh.
What You Can Do to Develop More Women Small-Group Pastors

What You Can Do to Develop More Women Small-Group Pastors

Despite a plethora of female group leaders, few small-group pastors are women.
Starting Over from Scratch

Starting Over from Scratch

How we relaunched our small-group ministry
Set Leaders Free

Set Leaders Free

What it takes to let leaders lead
Small-Group Ministry Resolutions

Small-Group Ministry Resolutions

Start the new year with a new focus.
Top 10 Resources of 2013

Top 10 Resources of 2013

The only list that combines Francis Chan, marketing, mental illness, and simplicity