Multiply a Group

Whether you call it multiplying, birthing, or splitting, a great way to grow the number of groups in your small group ministry is to have current small group leaders break off from their groups to start new ones. Learn how to do this in a healthy and successful way.

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The First Meeting

The First Meeting

How to start strong and make it smoothly through that initial gathering.
Start Your New Small-Group

Start Your New Small-Group

Everything new leaders need to start strong
Birthing Groups Well

Birthing Groups Well

Learn how to birth in a healthy, caring way.


What Can I Expect from Small Groups?

What Can I Expect from Small Groups?

Walk into your new group with realistic expectations.
Celebrate the End

Celebrate the End

Activities to bring closure and build excitement for the future

An Exciting Opportunity

Communicate clearly about birthing to your group
Running on Empty

Running on Empty

What to do when your group has hit a plateau


Branching over Birthing: The Alternative to Splitting Up a Good Thing

For group birthing to work, it needs to be natural instead of prescribed.

Cell Biology for the Church

Why small groups don't multiply

Multiplying Values

Great Commission leaders must be influencing those "allotted to your charge" to become multiplying leaders who will at the same time develop a multiplying strategy to reach the world for Christ.

New Math

Learn multiplication then addition, and then you can avoid division and subtraction.

Multiplying Your Small Group Multiplication Efforts

Be intentional about birthing new groups.

Is Your Small Group The Front Door or the Back Door to the Church

Small groups are an effective, comfortable way to introduce nonbelievers to God.

Birthing with a Kingdom Vision

You can make birthing a new group easier by fostering a Kingdom vision within your group.

Successfully Launching a Small Group

Here are four things you can do to make sure you new group takes flight.

People Are Not Projects

How to keep a Kingdom focus when your people move on
How to Give Away Your Small Group

How to Give Away Your Small Group

A new strategy for trauma-free multiplication

The Secret Source of Unlimited Leaders

Why we need to be farmers, not recruiters

Small-Group Advertising

All those looking for a small group, please raise your hands!

Casting a Vision for Group Multiplication

Practical advice for shifting the culture and focus of your ministry

Five Keys to Sustaining New Small Groups

You've got a lot of new groups. Now what?

Why Listening Makes a Difference

Going beyond the act of hearing can bring a load of blessings to your group.

Multiply Your Options

Emphasize discipleship of individuals over multiplication of groups.

The Tug-of-War between Community and Evangelism

Your group doesn't have to choose between community and evangelism—you just have to be intentional about maintaining both.

Balancing Mission and Comfort—An Olympic Feat

The balance between outreach and in-reach in your small group is a delicate one to maintain.

Tap on the Shoulder

One man's simple question produces a legacy of life change.

The "Joys" of Multiplication

Multiplying small groups can be difficult, but the rewards are worth it.