Teenagers are in a pivotal life stage. They're making their faith real for the first time, and they're setting up discipleship patterns that will propel them into adulthood. Small groups have been proven to disciple people—if they're intentional. But small groups aren't just for adults. Students especially can benefit from the dialogue of groups. This training tool will help you implement effective student small groups in your context. It's especially fitting for youth pastors who want to incorporate small groups into their youth ministry.
Note: For a free sample from this training tool, read "Beyond Weekly Meetings."
How to Use this Resource
Small Groups: The Core of Student Ministry
9 benefits of student groups
Types of Student Groups
Decide what kind of groups you'll use in your ministry.
Michael C. Mack
5 Fundamentals of Student Group Discipleship
There's a big difference between just another Bible study and discipleship.
Intentional Discipleship with Students
How to involve students in their own growth
Ingredients of Great Student Groups
Set up your groups for success.
Michael C. Mack
Train Your Leaders
How to Train Your Small-Group Leaders
Don't assume leaders will just figure it out.
The Basics of Facilitating
What every small-group leader needs to know
Tips for Facilitating Group Discussion
Practical advice for meetings that produce life change
Encouraging Next Steps for Your Group Members
Setting goals for spiritual growth
Beyond Weekly Meetings
The real job of a youth ministry small-group leader
Total number of pages - 33
You have permission to make up to 1,000 copies of this resource within your local church.