Small Group Ministry in the 21st Century

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Group, Dec 1, 2004 - Religion - 253 pages
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Build Your Small Group Ministry! Do you lead a small group? Coach small group leaders? Direct small groups at your church? Use this fresh, ready-to-go tool to rev up your group, encourage spiritual growth, build community, reach out to othersaand have fun along the way! You'll find tons of ideas to make small groups effective, and grow closer to Jesus and each other. # More than 600 ideas! Organized in 8 sections: Get Your Group Going a Warm-ups, wrap-ups, approaches to group prayer, child-care solutions, sample meeting agendas, and more # Keep Your Group Going Strong a Ways to welcome new members, get everyone more involved, and deal with problems # Easy Ways to Breathe Energy into a Stagnant Group a Ideas for places to meet, fun small group activities, and small group movie nights # Get to Know Each Other Better a Practical ideas to show you care, questions to deepen group relationships, and great ways to encourage the people in your group # Fresh Ways to Foster Spiritual Growth a Creative ways to approach Bible study, practical ways to live out what you team, and ideas for small group worship # Great EscapesaWhen Your Group Needs to Depart from the Ordinary a Includes ready-to-go special occasion Bible studies and one-day retreats for small groups # Serve Beyond Your Group a Ideas for outreach within your church, ways to serve your community, and tips to help groups plan and prepare to reach out. Ideas for Leading Specialty Groups a Tips for men's, women's, singles, seniors, and family/intergenerational groups Reproducibles included! Bonus: Cross-reference notes link relating ideas!
 

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Contents

Questions to Help You Promote
14
Small Group ChildCare Solutions
25
First Meeting Devotional
31
Meaningful WrapUps 12
43
Approaches to Group
48
Ways to Decide What Your Group Will Study
56
Roles to Get Group Members More Involved
69
Ways to Gauge if Its Time to End Your Group
80
Guidelines for Group Prayer
136
Practical Ways to Live Out What Youve Learned
141
Ideas for Small Group
145
Great EscapesWhen Your Group
154
ReadytoGo Special
156
OneDay Retreats for Small Groups U
171
Basics for Small Group Outreach
196
Ways to Serve Your Community
209

Small Group Movie Nights 12
99
Practical Ways to Show You Care
112
Questions to Deepen
120
Digging DeeperFresh Ways
128
Creative Ways
130
Tips for Seniors Groups
220
Questions About Intergenerational and Family Small
226
Basics for Creating
232
Ways Small Groups Can Meet the Needs of Women
242
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M. Scott Boren is president of the Center for Community and Mission, a consulting and training ministry which helps churches develop effective small groups and equips leaders for missional church life. He is the author of numerous books, including Missional Small Groups and Difference Makers: An Action Guide for Jesus Followers.

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