Whether you're just starting or looking to grow your existing small group ministry, much of the strategies are the same. Learn how to recruit leaders and group members, communicate about small groups, start new groups, run a successful campaign, and more.
Start Your Small-Group Ministry
Everything you need to start a new ministry
Launching a Church-Wide Campaign
Yes, your church can pull it off!
Market Your Small-Group Ministry
Communicate about small groups in a clear, compelling way that draws people into groups.
How to Inspire People to Join Small Groups
Inviting people into the discipleship journey.
Connect People into Small Groups
Everything you need to move people into groups
Eliminate Barriers to Community
Structure your groups for maximum participation.
Grow the Number of Small Groups in Your Church
Using addition and multiplication to expand your ministry
How Should We Connect People into Small Groups?
Three connection methods that could work in your church.
Pulling Off a Successful All-Church Campaign
Here are the main benefits and challenges.
Launching Small Groups in a Smaller Church
Great advice for the majority of American churches
Should We Structure for Rapid or Controlled Growth?
Both models can bring incredible growth if you choose the right one for your church.
What Type of Studies Should We Use?
Determine whether sermon-based studies or a la carte studies would work best in your context.
Adding New People to Existing Groups
What you need to know to be successful
Small Groups in a Bilingual Church
How one multiethnic church structures small groups to reach their community
Launching a Lay Counseling Ministry
Ministering to hurting people is an important part of any church.
Get Ready for Fall Launch
5 steps to prepare your small-group ministry for a fantastic fall.
What's the Best Way to Launch New Small Groups?
The answer lies in which set of problems you are most willing to endure.
Do-It-Yourself Video Curriculum
Yes, you really can!
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
Here's how to incorporate new members into an existing small group.
Twelve Tips for a Successful Campaign
A step-by-step guide from a campaign superhero
The Benefits of Small Groups in Smaller Churches
Exploring the power of accountability, forward momentum, and missional identity
Four Keys to Customize Your Small-Group Strategy
Use these practical steps to help re-focus your ministry.
How Welcoming Is Your Group?
Ten questions to help you see your group as a visitor does.
The Power of Testimony
Make sure to take advantage of this powerful tool when promoting small groups.
Could Short-Term Groups Be Right for Your Church?
Small-groups based on topic or affinity—and a time limit—are an attractive option for some.
5 Ways to Motivate People to Join Small Groups
Plus, two tactics that do not work to get people to join and stay involved.
Bring Structure to Your Ministry
Everything you need for the behind-the-scenes work of small-group ministry
Hosts or Leaders: What Should We Call Our Volunteers?
Take a look at what a simple word can communicate.
Guía de Orientación: Director de Grupos Pequeños
Recursos para la persona liderando el ministerio de grupos pequeños.
Become a Church of Groups
Make small groups the core of your church, not just another ministry.
Start Where You Are
Before you make a plan, gain a clear picture of your current reality.
The Crack in Your Small-Group Ministry
8 tips to ensure that everyone who signs up for small groups gets connected.
Starting Over from Scratch
How we relaunched our small-group ministry
Give It One More Try
How to talk to small-group dropouts
Turn Ministry Teams into Small Groups
How to transition a task group into a community group