Whether your church has a mature small-group ministry or is just starting out, this theme helps you take ministry to the next level. Brett Eastman, pastor of membership at Saddleback Church in Mission Viejo, California, applies Rick Warren's purpose-driven principles to "the smallest form of the church," the small group. Several assessment tools are included to help determine areas of needed growth in your small-group ministry, as well as strengths that can be capitalized on and encouraged.
This Resource contains all of the following:
Building a Church from the People Up
Healthy small groups begin with believing in people.
Small Groups that Grow a Church
How open are our groups to newcomers and non-members?
From Committee to Community
5 questions to turn a traditional committee into a mission-focused community.
Handling Difficult Personalities
It starts with knowing your heart.
We're Not Growing Anymore
What do you do when a group has lost its purpose?
Wanted: Small Group Leaders
Finding the right people when they're needed-now!
5 Small Group Myths
The conventional wisdom about small groups may not be right.
Building (or Rebuilding) a Healthy Small Group Ministry
7 important questions to consider.
Past, Present and Future
Questions to help people build community.
Courageous Confession, Bold Encouragement
Leading a small group in repentance.