Growing a Group

Use the resources below to help grow your group into a healthy and God centered environment.

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Reproducing a Group

Use the resources provided to help grow leaders in your group who will be able to lead a new God centered small group.

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Launching a Group

Use the resources provided to help launch a healthy small group.

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Leading a Group

Use the resources provided to help you in leading your small group.

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Creating an Outwardly Focused Small Group

Small groups that become inwardly focused, concerned mainly about their own members, are unlikely to ever reproduce. It takes intentional leadership to help a small group develop a concern for those people who are not part of the group yet.

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How to Find New Group Members

Find new group members by looking for unconnected people, especially those you already have some relationship with.

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Train Your Group to Be Invitational

A great small group will be invitational, but it doesn’t happen by accident. Its leadership team must be intentional about helping the group reach out to people who aren’t there yet.

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Strategic Times to Invite

Every group should strive to be invitational. There are certain times in a group’s calendar where inviting is easier and makes sense.

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Going “Full Circle” as a Group

Just as individuals go “full circle” to maturity in Christ, small groups can also grow mature. In fact, people and groups become mature together.

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How to Make Your Group Welcoming to Guests

It can be intimidating to attend a small group for the first time. Will your group make guests feel welcome or weird?

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How to Avoid Being a Weird Small Group

If a group is weird or awkward, people will not come back. Here is how not to be weird!

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How to Identify Future Leaders

One key element of successful leadership is raising up future leaders. But how do we determine who we should give leadership attention and responsibility to?

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Training Leaders Like Jesus Did

Jesus is the epitome of a great leader. What kind of training did Jesus give his followers that prepared them to continue to change the world?

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How to Mentor Co-Leaders

Mentoring co-leaders is a vital practice in raising up people who can help others pursue God and who can lead future small groups.

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How to Prep for a Group or Mentor Meeting

Get the most out of your small group or mentoring time by preparing for your conversation ahead of time. Here are four simple tips…

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How Do I Start a Mentoring Relationship?

You have finished mentor training, and you are ready to take the next step and actually mentor someone.

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Creating an Outwardly Focused Small Group
How to Find New Group Members
Train Your Group to Be Invitational
Strategic Times to Invite
Going “Full Circle” as a Group
How to Avoid Being a Weird Small Group
How to Identify Future Leaders
Training Leaders Like Jesus Did
How to Mentor Co-Leaders
How to Prep for a Group or Mentor Meeting
Involving Others in Follow-up Conversations

 

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