How to Launch a Thriving Small Group: Equipping New Leaders to Lead Next-Level Groups
New Leader Training You Always Wanted, but Never Got Around to Developing
You know that new small group leaders need more guidance than your continuing roster of leaders. You know that how groups start make a big difference in whether or not they are fruitful places where transformation occurs. But you haven’t had time to adapt your training to new leaders specifically. Or maybe you’re a new small group leader yourself and have experienced enough groups to know how “hit or miss” they can be and want to maximize your chances of facilitating a great group.
This course is for new leaders who’ve never led a small group, packaged so that churches of all sizes and budgets can use the course to train new group leaders and successfully launch their new groups, preparing them for a decades-long ministry of facilitating spiritual growth in others without burnout.
Research-Based and Immediately Practical
We’ve designed this course to be multi-faceted and imminently practical. New leaders may take this course on their own or a church can organize a group of new leaders to take the course together, engaging in discussion after each session. In each of the 10 sessions, we ask participants to:
- READ a chapter from Leading Small Groups That Thrive (we’ll send you a book for each participant upon signing up)
- WATCH an approximately 10-minute video unpacking the key practical knowledge you need to successfully launch your group and grow into a next-level leader
- REFLECT on your own or with other new leaders through a series of discussion questions and activities
- APPLY what you’ve learned through tools and templates you can use to get your group off to a great start
Course at a Glance
MODULE 1: DEVELOPING A SOLID FOUNDATION FOR YOUR GROUP
Session 1: Introduction: The Power of Groups
Session 2: The Catalytic Leader
Session 3: The Roadmap to a Thriving Group (A Primer on Group Development)
Session 4: Why Purpose Matters
MODULE 2: PREPARING FOR YOUR GROUP TO LAUNCH
Session 5: Crafting a 5C Purpose
Session 6: Gathering Your Group
Session 7: Launching Your Group
MODULE 3: BUILDING ON THE FOUNDATION TO MAXIMIZE YOUR IMPACT
Session 8: Cultivating Commitment
Session 9: Facilitating Better Discussions
Session 10: Multiplying Your Impact
Ready to jump in?
The course will be available for preview and purchase starting on August 15, and participants may begin the self-paced course on August 24.
Send us your email address so that we can let you know immediately when the course is ready for preview and purchase!