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.
Make sure your individual groups and overall ministry are healthy.
Ministering to Difficult Group Members
How to effectively lead a group without letting members' quirks get you off track
Conquer Common Meeting Problems
Say goodbye to low attendance, bad studies, childcare issues, shallow relationships, and more.
Equip your group leaders and members to minister to someone after he or she loses a job.
Get helpful advice on how to help individuals and families affected by this disease.
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
Save your sanity and strengthen your ministry by delegating well.
Giving Leaders Feedback
Five key questions to guide this important conversation.
Adding New People to Existing Groups
What you need to know to be successful
How 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
What group attendance can tell you about group health
How To Effectively Communicate with Group Leaders
Consistent and regular communication is key to healthy groups. Here's five ways to make it happen.
Small-Group Ministry Events on a Budget
Launch groups, train leaders, and show appreciation without breaking the bank.
5 Summer Strategies for Small Groups
Preserve group strength and cohesion during the summer.
How to Pray for Your Small-Group Ministry
Head to battle with the appropriate spiritual weapons.
Plan Your Small Group Summer Missions
Make an impact that lasts for more than just a summer.
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
Now is the time to build up your ministry for a strong fall launch.
Weekly Communication Is Crucial
What I've learned about weekly communication with leaders
Keep Your Promise to Pray
A model for praying effectively for your small-group leaders
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
Measure what matters.
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
Great Bible studies can be expensive, but they don't have to be.
Beyond Good Small-Group Meetings
A review of M. Scott Boren's 'Leading Small Groups in the Way of Jesus'
Successful Discipleship in Small Groups
Proven ways to develop mature disciples
Resolving Small-Group Conflict
What I've learned from my mistakes
Using Social Media Well
Three keys to success
Connecting Your Small Group with Your Church
Seven ideas for staying connected
Keeping Community Central
Having small groups doesn't mean you're doing this.
Four Types of Feedback
There's more than one way to lead.
Four Bad Reasons to "Close" Your Group
These common excuses for rejecting visitors just don't pass the test.
An Open Letter to Small-Group Pastors
Why you need to focus on fun with your small groups, and how to actually do it
Social media provides a number of useful tools to small groups and small-group leaders.