Create a Compelling Vision

Create a Compelling Vision

Assess and revamp your current ministry vision, or create one from scratch.

Creating a compelling vision—one that invites people to join in—is challenging. So we've put together a great resource to help small-group pastors, directors, and coordinators create a compelling vision. This resource will help you create a new vision—if you're just starting out—or assess and revamp your current vision—if you've been leading for a while. Learn what aspects are critical to a great vision for your small-group ministry that matches your church's context and culture.

For a free sample from this resource, read Create a Realistic Vision.

Leader's Guide

Create Your Vision

Why Small Groups?
Brush up on the reason for small-group ministry.
By Carolyn Taketa

Create a Realistic Vision
Take your church's context, culture, and history into account.
By Bill Search

Choose a Small-Group Structure
Whether you're examining a current structure or starting from scratch, begin here.
By Maegan Stout

Creating and Casting a Compelling Vision
Solving problems and building urgency are key.
By Carter Moss

Determine How You'll Serve Leaders
Five things small-group leaders need from you
By Michael C. Mack

Assess Your Ministry's Vision
Use what you've learned to take a hard look at your vision.
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Share Your Vision

Make the Ask
Communicate your vision to leaders by answering who, what, why, and how.
By Will Johnston

Casting 20/20 Vision for Your Leaders
Effectively communicate your vision for small-group ministry
By Ben Reed

Understand Buy In
Capitalize on the stages of adoption.
By Amy Jackson


Total number of pages - 24

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

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