Sustain/Support Your Ministry

Once your small group ministry is up and running, you'll need to put certain things in place to keep it running smoothly. Support your leaders with coaching and training, and provide ongoing assessment and support.

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Small-Group Evaluations

Small-Group Evaluations

Make sure your individual groups and overall ministry are healthy.
Ministering to Difficult Group Members

Ministering to Difficult Group Members

How to effectively lead a group without letting members' quirks get you off track
Conquer Common Meeting Problems

Conquer Common Meeting Problems

Say goodbye to low attendance, bad studies, childcare issues, shallow relationships, and more.

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Unemployment

Unemployment

Equip your group leaders and members to minister to someone after he or she loses a job.
Cancer

Cancer

Get helpful advice on how to help individuals and families affected by this disease.
Dealing with Divorce in Your Small Group

Dealing with Divorce in Your Small Group

Be prepared for a crisis that impacts a high percentage of small groups.
Four Tips for Effective Delegation

Four Tips for Effective Delegation

Save your sanity and strengthen your ministry by delegating well.
Giving Leaders Feedback

Giving Leaders Feedback

Six key questions for an important conversation
Adding New People to Existing Groups

Adding New People to Existing Groups

What you need to know to be successful
3 Ideas to Prepare Your Small-Group Ministry for Summer

3 Ideas to Prepare Your Small-Group Ministry for Summer

Before the summer months hit, make some plans for your small groups.
Reasons to Report Group Attendance

Reasons to Report Group Attendance

What group attendance can tell you about group health
Healthy Ministries Effectively Communicate with Group Leaders

Healthy Ministries Effectively Communicate with Group Leaders

Multiple ways to keep your leaders in the loop
Small-Group Ministry Events on a Budget

Small-Group Ministry Events on a Budget

Launch groups, train leaders, and show appreciation without breaking the bank.
5 Summer Strategies for Small Groups

5 Summer Strategies for Small Groups

Preserve group strength and cohesion during the summer.
How to Pray for Your Small-Group Ministry

How to Pray for Your Small-Group Ministry

Head to battle with the appropriate spiritual weapons.
Plan Your Small Group Summer Missions

Plan Your Small Group Summer Missions

Make an impact that lasts for more than just a summer.

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Healthy Small Group

We had to figure out what "healthy small group" meant, how to identify it, and how to foster healthy growth.

After the Campaign

Four keys to thriving after a small groups campaign.

Twelve Tips for a Successful Campaign

A step-by-step guide from a campaign superhero
5 Ways to Invest in Your Small-Group Ministry This Summer

5 Ways to Invest in Your Small-Group Ministry This Summer

Now is the time to build up your ministry for a strong fall launch.
Weekly Communication Is Crucial

Weekly Communication Is Crucial

What I've learned about weekly communication with leaders
Keep Your Promise to Pray

Keep Your Promise to Pray

A model for praying effectively for your small-group leaders
How I Changed My Mind About Metrics

How I Changed My Mind About Metrics

Numbers used to drive me crazy, but now I depend on them to minister well.
Small-Group Ministry Metrics

Small-Group Ministry Metrics

Measure what matters.
Organize Your Small-Group Ministry

Organize Your Small-Group Ministry

The right structure will allow your ministry to thrive and grow.
Hungry for Transformation

Hungry for Transformation

Ruth Barton shares what it takes to experience life change in small groups.
How to Stretch Your Dollar for Small-Group Curriculum

How to Stretch Your Dollar for Small-Group Curriculum

Great Bible studies can be expensive, but they don't have to be.
Longing for More from Small Groups

Longing for More from Small Groups

Ruth Haley Barton explains how to experience transforming community.
Beyond Good Small-Group Meetings

Beyond Good Small-Group Meetings

A review of M. Scott Boren's 'Leading Small Groups in the Way of Jesus'
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.
3 Resources to Use Right Away in 2020

3 Resources to Use Right Away in 2020

Start strong with small groups in the new year.
Successful Discipleship in Small Groups

Successful Discipleship in Small Groups

Proven ways to develop mature disciples
Resource Review: Transformational Groups

Resource Review: Transformational Groups

Research proves that small groups can lead to transformation.
Resource Review: STIR

Resource Review: STIR

An excellent resource for engaging in discipleship through small groups
Top 10 Resources of 2013

Top 10 Resources of 2013

The only list that combines Francis Chan, marketing, mental illness, and simplicity
Resolving Small-Group Conflict

Resolving Small-Group Conflict

What I've learned from my mistakes