Launching a Group

Use the resources below 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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Growing a Group

Use the resources provided 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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Get your Group Off to a Good Start

It’s hard for a group to recover from a weak start. Check out principles for how to get a group started well.

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How to Use the Small Group Launch Plan

A worksheet to help small group leaders and their teams start a group on a strong footing.

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How Groups and Mentoring Work: The Basic Commitments

Learn the basic commitments that make our resources work.

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Set the Right Tone for a New Group

Setting a healthy relationship environment is essential to get a small group off the ground. Here are some tips on how to start well.

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Create a Good Relational Environment in Your Group

Take a look at some important factors that help or hinder the relational comfort and trust in your group.

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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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Why Join a Small Group?

Many people are hesitant to join a small group, for various reasons. What makes it worth the risk to try a small group?

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Small Group Ground Rules

If you want to have a great small group, there are a few ground rules that you need to follow. These will help you to treat each other with love and respect, and above all, to build trust in your group.

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How to Start a Small Group with Families

Family groups are small groups made up of families and specifically geared toward helping students or kids pursue God along with their parents. Here’s how it works…

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Starting a PG Men’s Group

The resources at pursueGOD.org are perfectly designed for men’s groups in churches and ministries. Here’s what you need to know.

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Launching Small Groups Through a Church-Wide Campaign

A church-wide campaign can mobilize people to join and lead new groups and give existing groups a surge of momentum.

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If you’re serving in ministry, click here to get some advice from those who have gone before you.
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Listening for Someone’s Defining Moment

Learn how to discern whether someone you mentor has trusted Jesus for salvation - and how to help them get there.
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