Connect People into Small Groups

Connect People into Small Groups

Everything you need to move people into groups

One of the ongoing tasks of small-group directors is figuring out how to effectively connect people into small groups. Whether it's new people to your church or people who have been around but are finally joining a group for the first time, it's no small feat to help move them into your small-group ministry.

This Small Group Essentials Training Tool will give you everything you need to connect more people into your small groups. Whether you're looking for tips on using a church-wide campaign to kick off your ministry year, how to connect newcomers to your groups, or how to regularly move people into groups, we've gathered our best training together for you in one place. Use this Training Tool to train yourself, a small-group director or apprentice director, or a team of leaders. The Get Started Guide shows you exactly how to maximize the comprehensive training included in this resource.

Connecting Newcomers
We believe in the ministry of small groups and we want everyone to experience them—but it can be difficult to connect newcomers. This resource will train you to welcome people to your church and to your small groups. Included, you'll find devotionals, assessments, and nine how-to articles to not only welcome new people, but also connect them into small groups.

Small-Group Assimilation Strategies
It's easy to see that small groups have a lot of potential for helping church visitors and new members become fully integrated into the life of a church. But potential doesn't always bring results. In the same way, it can be hard to convince small-group visitors to become more involved in other ministries. This training resource can help your church accomplish both, as well as help your individual small groups become more welcoming.

Market Your Small-Group Ministry
Whether you're just starting your ministry, relaunching it, or simply continuing a healthy ministry, small-group point people need an intentional strategy for marketing the small-group ministry. Experts like Steve Gladen, Mike Mack, Carter Moss, Will Johnston, and Ben Reed have contributed to this incredible resource, sharing the wisdom they've gained from leading small-group ministries. Learn how to develop a marketing plan, communicate effectively, keep small groups in front of your congregation regularly, and pull off a successful campaign.

Launching a Church-Wide Campaign
For many church leaders, organizing and executing a church-wide campaign seems like a daunting task—or at least a task that raises a multitude of questions. How do we choose the right material? Can we make our own curriculum based on the pastor's sermon? How do we convince existing small groups to get on board with the campaign? How do we let the congregation know about our plans in a way that gets everyone excited to participate? How do convince people to join a new small group during the campaign, and where do we find leaders for those groups? What do we do as a church when the campaign is over? Thankfully, this Training Tool has answers and practical advice for all of these questions and more.

You have permission to make up to 1,000 copies of this resource for use within your local church.

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