Not entirely sure what small groups are or what benefits they have for you and/or your church? We have a collection of resources, worksheets, and diagrams to help you start up a small group or small group ministry in your area.
- Small Group Leader Basics — a thorough guide to hosting/leading small group for new leaders or at any level
- Exploring Small Groups with Your Local Church — a basic look at what small groups are and what their framework looks like
- New Church Journey Video — simple videos for supporting small group discussion and community
- Facebook Group — join the “New Church Journey Leaders” Facebook group for news or information about upcoming small group resources, events, programs, and space to network with other small group leaders (requires a Facebook account)
- New Church & Small Groups — information about small groups in the New Church around the world
- “Be the Church” Infographic — visual representation of the “Be the Church” model to share with small group leaders, church volunteers, and individuals
- “What Kind of Group” Infographic — image of different types of groups to help you decide what focus you’d like your group to have
Content for small group leaders
Whether you’re a new small group leader, or a seasoned leader, here is a list of content you can explore with your small group, as well as resources to help you hone in on the focus of your small group, and build up your skills as a leader.
- Journey Programs — Bible study programs designed to be done on a congregational level, small group level, and or individual level
- New Christian Resources — online store containing small group content and resources, with various free downloads
- New Church Connection Small Group Outlines — small group outlines spreading over a wide variety of subjects (such as forgiveness, world religions, different life stages, exploration of Scripture, etc)
- Thanksgiving Community Questions (Seasonal) — A list of community-building questions you could incorporate in a Thanksgiving service or event, or even as a family activity over the holiday dinner.
- Inventory New Church Small Groups Content — A list of various series developed by General Church Outreach, sorted by topic, length, and various small group elements.
Have an idea for content? Want to brainstorm ideas of implementing small groups where you are? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!