Small Group Ministry Training Workshops

Approx. 60 minutes
Designed for small group ministry directors

How to Build a Thriving Small Group Ministry

The success of your small group ministry does not depend on how often it is emphasized by church leaders. The key lies in what your church is doing. This session identifies three factors in the life of your church that directly impact the health of your small groups.

Approx. 60 minutes
Designed for small group leaders

What Makes Small Groups Grow

Why do some groups struggle while others thrive? This session presents four actions that group leaders can take to spur sustainable growth in their groups (the research findings are based on Jim Egli and Dwight Marable’s book called Small Groups, Big Impact).

Approx. 60 minutes
Designed for small group leaders and directors

How to Develop Your Leadership Skills

The common denominator between successful group leaders isn’t a personality trait or spiritual gift, it’s specific skills. The good news is that these skills can be developed by anyone. This session equips you with four essential skills to help you grow as a small group leader.

Approx. 60 minutes
Designed for small group leaders

How to Maximize the Impact of Your Meeting

Have you ever wondered how you should organize your small group’s meeting? This session outlines proven techniques to help you navigate your meeting time, such as how to break the ice, how to recognize and use non-verbal cues effectively, and how to be an active listener.

Approx. 60 minutes
Designed for small group leaders

How to Develop Excellent Study Questions

Stupid questions may not exist, but many questions fail to stimulate group conversation. This session equips you with principles to develop great questions, regardless of study topic. Through individual exercises and group feedback, you’ll learn how to create compelling questions to strengthen your group meeting times.

Approx. 60 minutes
Designed for small group leaders

How to Shepherd Your Group

Small group leaders have the privilege of shepherding the people in their group and providing them with care. This session teaches you how to make disciples, build your group culture, invest in your community, and provide loving support.

Approx. 60 minutes
Designed for small group leaders and directors

How to Address Conflict

When people gather together, disagreement often follows. Many group leaders are faced with the challenge of addressing conflict while keeping their group focused on their united purpose. This session will outline biblical principles of managing conflict that you can apply to your small group setting.

Approx. 60 minutes
Designed for small group leaders and directors

How to Coach Others into Spiritual Maturity

Coaching (sometimes called mentoring) is the skill of asking good questions and providing timely counsel to empower others to act on what God is asking them to do. This session equips you with coaching skills to fit the context of your small group setting.

Approx. 60 minutes
Designed for small group leaders and directors

How to Reach Others and Multiply Your Group

Strong communities have a sense of mission beyond themselves. This session identifies essential outreach and multiplying skills: how to mobilize and equip people to serve, how to encourage people to be missional, how to add members to your group, how to launch a new group, and how to minimize launch pains.