An Experiment in Creating Parent Small Groups

An Experiment in Creating Parent Small Groups

This fall, we launched an experiment as a NextGen team. We’ve been wrestling with what it looks like for us to better partner with parents—to move beyond handouts and to work together. For us this has resulted in a small group experiment. For the past several months, our NextGen staff has been working on a small group experience for parents. With the support of our leadership and adult ministry, our children’s and student ministry is taking the lead on adult small groups targeted at parents.... Read More
3 Ways to Empower Your Group to Lead

3 Ways to Empower Your Group to Lead

Regardless of how you minister to others, whether you’re on church staff or you volunteer in the kindergarten room, you’re probably in a small group of adults. You may even lead a small group of adults. If you are, this is for you. People often come to small groups with a consumer mentality. They are looking for relationships, teaching, social opportunities, spiritual formation, therapy, or a connection. But a small group isn’t a commodity to be consumed; it’s a community to be formed. We... Read More
Who Will Lead Your Groups?

Who Will Lead Your Groups?

Lead A Better Story is an organization providing you with everything you need to develop and grow your small group ministry. We would love to share some of the things that we’ve found to be most effective in developing a healthy, thriving small groups model. Join us for a FREE live 3-part webinar on May 24, May 29, and June 5 where we’ll hear from the nations top small group pastors on the topics of recruiting, training, and retaining small group leaders. RSVP here! If everything... Read More
What is the Best Way to Organize People into Groups?

What is the Best Way to Organize People into Groups?

You are approached by a first-time guest who would like to know about your small groups. What types of groups do you have available for this person to join? How did you decide what groups will work best for each individual or family unit? Ultimately, you know your context and what will be most effective in your community. Here are three options that you might consider for how you’d organize your groups: Affinity Based In this model anything can be a group: knitting group, walking club, golf... Read More