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Bible Studies

Advent: Clash of Two Kingdoms
Advent: Clash of Two Kingdoms
Help your group explore the ways Jesus turned things upside down when he came to Earth.
Create Sermon-Based Bible Studies

Create Sermon-Based Bible Studies

How to write engaging group studies that tie into your pastor's sermons
Guía de Orientación: Líder de Grupo Pequeño

Guía de Orientación: Líder de Grupo Pequeño

Un resumen general de los básico de liderazgo de grupos pequeños.
Effective Student Groups

Effective Student Groups

Disciple the students in your ministry through intentional small groups.
Develop Real Relationships

Develop Real Relationships

Intentionally build the relationships in your group.
Theological Discussions for Everyone

Theological Discussions for Everyone

Get everyone involved in meaningful, fruitful discussions.
Turn Ministry Teams into Small Groups

Turn Ministry Teams into Small Groups

How to transition a task group into a community group
Successful Short-Term Groups

Successful Short-Term Groups

Whether you're doing a campaign or trying out some specialty groups, use this resource to make them successful.
Create a Compelling Vision for Small Groups

Create a Compelling Vision for Small Groups

Assess and revamp your current ministry vision, or create one from scratch.
Effectively Communicate About Your Ministry

Effectively Communicate About Your Ministry

Everything you need to get the word out about your small-group ministry
Market Your Small-Group Ministry

Market Your Small-Group Ministry

Communicate about small groups in a clear, compelling way that draws people into groups.
Minister to Multiple Spiritual Maturity Levels

Minister to Multiple Spiritual Maturity Levels

Engage everyone in your group from not-yet believer to mature follower.
When and How to End Well

When and How to End Well

Learn how to end your group in a healthy way.
Bible Study Methods for Groups

Bible Study Methods for Groups

Fresh ideas for digging into God's Word together
Are You Engaging Everyone?

Are You Engaging Everyone?

Don't leave any of your group members behind.
Lead a Dynamic Bible Study

Lead a Dynamic Bible Study

Everything you need to lead an engaging Bible study
Find the Right Study for Your Group

Find the Right Study for Your Group

Practical tips so you'll never dread finding a study again
Healthy Boundaries for Small Groups

Healthy Boundaries for Small Groups

How to set healthy boundaries with group members
Lead a Transformational Group

Lead a Transformational Group

Everything you need to lead a life-changing small group
Small-Group Co-Leader Orientation Guide

Small-Group Co-Leader Orientation Guide

A helpful overview for new co-leaders
The First Meeting

The First Meeting

How to start strong
Small-Group Leading 101

Small-Group Leading 101

The basics of leading a small group
Creative Small-Group Leader Training

Creative Small-Group Leader Training

Think outside the box and your leaders will want to attend training events.
Meaningful Groups for Emerging Adults

Meaningful Groups for Emerging Adults

Ministering to the life stage of 18- to 30-year-olds
Birthing Groups Well

Birthing Groups Well

Learn how to birth in a healthy, caring way.
Helping Group Members Become Great Listeners

Helping Group Members Become Great Listeners

Teaching a critical relationship skill
Physical Presence Matters

Physical Presence Matters

Face to face time is important and small groups can help meet this need.
Improving Communication for Effective Small-Group Ministry

Improving Communication for Effective Small-Group Ministry

Communicate your message about small groups to church leaders, small-group leaders, and church members in a clear and compelling way.
Empowering Group Members

Empowering Group Members

We can't force spiritual growth, but we can empower people to take their next spiritual steps.

Effective Online Small Groups

It's time to boldly go where few small groups have gone before.
Making Small Groups Fun!

Making Small Groups Fun!

It's not just a good idea; it's necessary.
Creating Video Ads and Testimonies

Creating Video Ads and Testimonies

Use these helpful guidelines and insider tips to recruit new leaders and group members.
Effective Small Groups for Women

Effective Small Groups for Women

Get great advice and practical tips on ministering to an important demographic
Start Your New Small-Group

Start Your New Small-Group

Everything new leaders need to start strong
Leading as an Introvert

Leading as an Introvert

Both introverts and extroverts can learn how personality type affects church leadership.
Spiritual Director: Orientation Guide

Spiritual Director: Orientation Guide

Resources for shepherding, guiding, and providing spiritual care
Leading a Life-Changing Bible Study

Leading a Life-Changing Bible Study

Work with the Holy Spirit to help your group members become more like Christ.
Planning a Short-Term Missions Trip as a Group

Planning a Short-Term Missions Trip as a Group

Great advice to help you before and during your trip
Starting a House Church

Starting a House Church

Helpful advice from experienced leaders in the simple-church movement
Keeping Small Groups Safe and Legal

Keeping Small Groups Safe and Legal

Use these forms to help protect your church and your group members.
Small-Group Apprentice Orientation Guide

Small-Group Apprentice Orientation Guide

Basic training for new and potential small-group apprentices
Teaching in Smaller Groups

Teaching in Smaller Groups

Guidance for teaching in a Bible study, small group, or Sunday school class.
How to Prepare for a Bible Study

How to Prepare for a Bible Study

Practical tips for adapting an existing study or writing your own
Start Your Small-Group Ministry

Start Your Small-Group Ministry

Everything you need to start a new ministry
Creating and Keeping an Outward Focus in Your Small Group

Creating and Keeping an Outward Focus in Your Small Group

Computer-based training to help your groups avoid an inward shift
Adultery and Emotional Affairs

Adultery and Emotional Affairs

Practical and helpful advice for a small group dealing with a tough situation
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.
Hospitality in Small Groups

Hospitality in Small Groups

How to help your group members feel at home
Making Bible Study Transformational

Making Bible Study Transformational

Learn to move beyond passing information from one person to another.
Planning a Group Service Project

Planning a Group Service Project

This resource is full of practical tools for both group leaders and church staff.
Foundations of a Small-Group Leader

Foundations of a Small-Group Leader

How to build and maintain a strong foundation for community ministry
Overcome Relationship Obstacles in Your Group

Overcome Relationship Obstacles in Your Group

Everything you need to tackle issues with group dynamics
Choosing and Evaluating Bible Studies

Choosing and Evaluating Bible Studies

Practical assessments and evaluations from experts in the field
Handling Tragedy in Your Small Group

Handling Tragedy in Your Small Group

Be prepared when difficult circumstances shake your community.
Small-Group Host Orientation Guide

Small-Group Host Orientation Guide

This guide has been specially designed to provide orientation and basic training for your church's small-group hosts.
Effective Affinity Groups

Effective Affinity Groups

Train both new and experienced group leaders to build a successful community around affinity.
Small-Group Assimilation Strategies

Small-Group Assimilation Strategies

Bring church members into your groups, and group members into your church.
Answering Tough Questions

Answering Tough Questions

How to handle seven difficult questions that are likely to pop up in your small group
Small-Group Member Orientation Guide

Small-Group Member Orientation Guide

Help your new and potential group members know what to expect, and what will be expected of them.
Handling Conflict in Small Groups

Handling Conflict in Small Groups

Practical advice to help you when things get a little ugly
Stay Connected Through the Summer

Stay Connected Through the Summer

Make the most of summer—whether or not you take a break.
Creating Community

Creating Community

A resource to boost the connections within your church family
Small-Group Facilitator Orientation Guide

Small-Group Facilitator Orientation Guide

This guide has been specially designed to provide orientation and basic training for your church's new small-group facilitators and teachers.
Become a Great Listener

Become a Great Listener

Practical tips for working on this essential leadership skill
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.
Family-Friendly Small Groups

Family-Friendly Small Groups

Why you, and your church, should support the families of group members
Small-Group Leader Orientation Guide

Small-Group Leader Orientation Guide

A helpful overview of the basics of small-group leadership
Leading a Great Small-Group Bible Study

Leading a Great Small-Group Bible Study

How to move your group below the surface

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