Much of what makes small group ministries thrive happens behind the scenes. Coaching structures, leader communication, attendance reporting, and more all happen between meetings. But these rarely seen aspects are critically important.
Organize Your Small-Group Ministry
The right structure will allow your ministry to thrive and grow.
Bring Structure to Your Ministry
Everything you need for the behind-the-scenes work of small-group ministry
Become a Church of Groups
Make small groups the core of your church, not just another ministry.
Small-Group Ministry Metrics
Measure what matters.
Vibrant Small Groups
A 5-Step Process to Create a Ministry That Fits Your Church
Turn Ministry Teams into Small Groups
How to transition a task group into a community group
Develop a Small-Group Strategy
Expert advice on creating a custom plan for your ministry
8 Tips to Improve Communication Between Pastors and Small-Group Directors
It takes effort on both sides of the relationship.
Four Tips for Effective Delegation
Save your sanity and strengthen your ministry by delegating well.
The Power of Vision
Articulate a clear vision for your ministry and see the amazing results.
Multi-Site Small-Group Ministries Don't Have to Be Chaotic
How one multi-site pioneer structures small-group ministry for success
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.
Four Free Apps to Help You Work Smarter
Do more in less time with the help of these great tools.
How to Build a Group-Life Calendar
And why it's more important than you may think.
Your Get Started Guide for Social Media
An overview of social media for small-group ministry
How Should We Connect People into Small Groups?
Three connection methods that could work in your church.
How I Changed My Mind About Metrics
Numbers used to drive me crazy, but now I depend on them to minister well.
Create Sermon-Based Bible Studies
How to write engaging group studies that tie into your pastor's sermons
How to Prepare Your Small-Group Ministry for Summer
Before the summer months hit, make some plans for your small groups.
Small-Group Ministry Events on a Budget
Launch groups, train leaders, and show appreciation without breaking the bank.
Guía de Orientación: Director de Grupos Pequeños
Recursos para la persona liderando el ministerio de grupos pequeños.
Guía de Orientación: Líder de Grupo Pequeño
Un resumen general de los básico de liderazgo de grupos pequeños.
Maximize Your Time for a Thriving Small-Group Ministry
Learn how to do more with less time.
The Right Way to Do Small Groups
What I've learned from years of small group consulting
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.
How To Effectively Communicate with Group Leaders
Consistent and regular communication is key to healthy groups. Here's five ways to make it happen.
Successful Short-Term Groups
Whether you're doing a campaign or trying out some specialty groups, use this resource to make them successful.
Church Planting Wisdom for Small Groups
Leading small groups in the Jesus Mission
Share the Ownership
Thirteen roles to get everyone involved
A Church of Varied Small Groups
Broadening your small-group options is a good thing.
Reasons to Report Group Attendance
What group attendance can tell you about group health
Social Media for Small-Group Ministry
How to use social media to connect, inform, and mobilize group members
Small-Group Director Orientation Guide
Resources for the person leading the small-group ministry
A Flexible System
How one church provides a flexible structure for small groups