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This Training Theme is designed for churches that have launched small-groups programs in the past, but are still waiting for the ministry to fully take root. It's also for churches that encountered a negative experience with small groups in the past, but want to try again. As a Training Theme, this download is designed for small-group pastors or directors planning a church-wide training meeting to equip all small-group leadership. However, it will also be helpful to any ministry leader who wants more information about re-launching a small-groups program.
My Favorite Hero
The example of Nehemiah shows us what it takes to make a difference for God.
by John Ortberg
Key Principles for Re-Launching with John Atkinson
John Atkinson discusses several important factors for small-groups ministries contemplating a re-launch.
Look Backward, Look Forward
Use these tools to evaluate past failures and plan for future success.
by Rick Lowry
Gene Therapy for Small Groups
Here is a checklist of the vital steps in small-group evolution.
by John Atkinson
Creating a "Discipling Community"
Learning from your mistakes is a vital step in starting over again.
by James R. Tozer
A Women's Group Ministry Is Revived
Learn the benefits of moving away from a one-size-fits-all approach.
1 Corinthians 12:4-6
by Denise Farrar
The Warehouse with Wings
Learn to deal with the inevitable resistance caused by leadership drag.
by Craig Brian Larson
The Value of Mistakes
The best leaders aren't afraid of a reasonable mess
by Steve Matthewson
What Went Wrong?
Here are seven reasons why small-group ministries fail to soar
by Jack Dyson
Chronic Jump-Start Syndrome
Is your small-group ministry suffering from this common disease?
by Dan Lentz
The A-B-Cs of Small-Group Resuscitation
Here are three important steps to restoring the life of your small-group ministry
by Reid Smith
Here are the benefits of using a finesse approach when re-launching
by Bill Tenny-Brittian
Developing an Invitational Culture
Use this practical activity to help evaluate your church's methods of attracting people into small groups
by Brooke B. Collison
Websites and books to help re-launch your small-groups ministry
Sample Retreat Schedule
How to create a weekend retreat on the theme of "Re-Launching a Small-Groups Ministry"
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