Practical Ministry Skills
Practical training that leaders can work through on their own, in groups, or at training events
Making the Most of Your Virtual Community
Strategies for identifying and inviting people to lead a small group
It's a whole lot simpler than it sounds.
Practical tips for developing your team—both as individuals and as one cohesive unit
Practical, healthy ways to help people in your small group who are affected by mental illness
How to write engaging group studies that tie into your pastor's sermons
The right structure will allow your ministry to thrive and grow.
Practices that can provide focus and refreshment for small-group ministry leaders
Holistic discipleship in small groups is possible.
Structure your groups for maximum participation.
Discover the real needs of your community, and make a plan that fits your group.
Expert advice on creating a custom plan for your ministry
Disciple the students in your ministry through intentional small groups.
Leaders need a break to re-focus and refresh.
Diversity helps us grow in Christlikeness.
Learn how to do more with less time.
Say goodbye to low attendance, bad studies, childcare issues, shallow relationships, and more.
Make small groups the core of your church, not just another ministry.
Help your group members discover and use their spiritual gifts.
Learn what you can do to steer new believers in your group toward growth.
Your ministry is far too important to handle as an unhealthy leader.
Intentionally build the relationships in your group.
Release your leaders to lead without micromanaging or giving total freedom.
Get everyone involved in meaningful, fruitful discussions.
How to transition a task group into a community group
Learn how to address issues in a healthy, biblical way.
Whether you're doing a campaign or trying out some specialty groups, use this resource to make them successful.
Assess and revamp your current ministry vision, or create one from scratch.
Communicate about small groups in a clear, compelling way that draws people into groups.
Learn how to end your group in a healthy way.
Fresh ideas for digging into God's Word together
Leadership and burnout don't have to be synonymous.
Simple, practical ideas for mixing up your small-group meetings
Practical tips so you'll never dread finding a study again
How to set healthy boundaries with group members
How to use social media to connect, inform, and mobilize group members
The basics of leading a small group
Think outside the box and your leaders will want to attend training events.
Gain practical tips for helping others understand the value of small groups
Ministering to the life stage of 18- to 30-year-olds
Learn how to birth in a healthy, caring way.
Teaching a critical relationship skill
Face to face time is important and small groups can help meet this need.
Communicate your message about small groups to church leaders, small-group leaders, and church members in a clear and compelling way.
Tools for getting and keeping your small groups connected to your church's mission
Practical information and tips to faithfully interpret Scripture together
Why and how to embrace this vital part of Christian life and leadership
A practical guide on preventing issues, dealing with specific struggles, and handling difficult conversations.
Take your group deeper by practicing together.
Expert advice on a difficult (but rewarding) job
Ministering to hurting people is an important part of any church.
It's time to boldly go where few small groups have gone before.
Get great advice and practical tips on ministering to a neglected demographic
Sharpen your spiritual focus with these eight readings.
How to minister effectively to a key demographic
Practical guidance for numerical and spiritual stagnation.
It's not just a good idea; it's necessary.
Use these helpful guidelines and insider tips to recruit new leaders and group members.
Yes, your church can pull it off!
Get great advice and practical tips on ministering to an important demographic
It doesn't have to be boring or ineffective; it can be great.
Consider moving beyond age segregation in your church communities.
It's both easier and harder than it sounds.
Work with the Holy Spirit to help your group members become more like Christ.
Great advice to help you before and during your trip
Helpful advice from experienced leaders in the simple-church movement
Guidance for teaching in a Bible study, small group, or Sunday school class.
Practical tips for adapting an existing study or writing your own
You and your group members could use a break.
How to help your group members feel at home
This resource is full of practical tools for both group leaders and church staff.
Use these step-by-step resources to successfully spread the word in your church.
How to build and maintain a strong foundation for community ministry
Using addition and multiplication to expand your ministry
Train both new and experienced group leaders to build a successful community around affinity.
Use these resources to perform small-group CPR.
Help your groups find and maintain authentic relationships and spiritual growth.
Several key tools to help you stay afloat when the conversation goes deep
Includes tips for singing and other methods of connecting with and praising God
Bring church members into your groups, and group members into your church.
Practical advice for those who train, support, and encourage small-group leaders
How to handle seven difficult questions that are likely to pop up in your small group
Practical advice to help you when things get a little ugly
Find the right people to lead your groups.
Make the most of summer—whether or not you take a break.
How to effectively lead a group without letting members' quirks get you off track
Learn about this method of training several new group leaders at once.
Principles and practices to care for your soul and your group members' souls
Practical tips for working on this essential leadership skill
Why you, and your church, should support the families of group members
Help your group connect with God through the ancient practices of contemplative prayer and lectio divina.
How to move your group below the surface