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
How to Structure Small Groups for Your Ministry 

How to Structure Small Groups for Your Ministry 

One of the most frequently asked questions I get is, “How do I structure my small groups?” I find that some ministry leaders have a hard time getting their head around the change from a Sunday School classroom to a Small Group structure, or they simply believe that they are one and the same. Let me clarify: Grades grouped together do not equal small groups. If your church is small and the kids are consistent, they may seem like small groups, but in most churches an intentional small group is... Read More
Growth Requires Change! Embrace It! 

Growth Requires Change! Embrace It! 

When my kids were younger, at two times during the year, Christmas Break and Spring Break, we would go through all the closets and storage boxes of clothes and discard anything that no longer fit. Some of the items were still in good shape. Some of the items were worn out. Some of them came with funny stories and precious memories. And dare I say that some of them still had the tags on them (Shhhhh! Don’t tell!) For most items, none of that mattered. The only criteria was whether the item... 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
What is the Purpose of Your Small Groups?

What is the Purpose of Your Small Groups?

My daughter signed up for an archery class last summer. It was just a beginner class to see if it was something she would like. She came home from the first day and announced to her mom, “I think I’ve found my sport!” What did she love about it? For her, it was easy to evaluate success or failure. Think about it. Archery has a clear target; you either hit it or you don’t. It’s a sport that provides instant feedback on how well you are doing. The same should be true for our groups model. We... Read More