Launch/Grow

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.

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Start Your Small-Group Ministry

Start Your Small-Group Ministry

Everything you need to start a new ministry
Launching a Church-Wide Campaign

Launching a Church-Wide Campaign

Yes, your church can pull it off!
Market Your Small-Group Ministry

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

How to Inspire People to Join Small Groups

Inviting people into the discipleship journey.

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Connect People into Small Groups

Connect People into Small Groups

Everything you need to move people into groups
Eliminate Barriers to Community

Eliminate Barriers to Community

Structure your groups for maximum participation.
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
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.
Pulling Off a Successful All-Church Campaign

Pulling Off a Successful All-Church Campaign

Here are the main benefits and challenges.
Launching Small Groups in a Smaller Church

Launching Small Groups in a Smaller Church

Great advice for the majority of American churches
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.
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.
Adding New People to Existing Groups

Adding New People to Existing Groups

What you need to know to be successful

Launching a Lay Counseling Ministry

Launching a Lay Counseling Ministry

Ministering to hurting people is an important part of any church.
Get Ready for Fall Launch

Get Ready for Fall Launch

5 steps to prepare your small-group ministry for a fantastic fall.

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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

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?

How Welcoming Is Your Group?

Ten questions to help you see your group as a visitor does.
The Power of Testimony

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?

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

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

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?

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

Guía de Orientación: Director de Grupos Pequeños

Recursos para la persona liderando el ministerio de grupos pequeños.
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.
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.
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
Turn Ministry Teams into Small Groups

Turn Ministry Teams into Small Groups

How to transition a task group into a community group