Everything you need to start, develop further, reform, manage and lead an effective small group program for your church!
Small groups are designed to meet the deepest relational and learning needs of the congregation. Small groups can help provide the framework for us be challenged to worship God with joy, passion and conviction, by learning who I am in Christ so we can develop the trusting faith in Jesus as Savior and LORD. We will be better able to build Christ-centered friendships, and then be equipping others to impact the world all for our Lord's Glory.
Why Should I be in a Small Group?
Use this article for recruiting, to help encourage your people why they should be in small groups.
Getting to Know You, As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Prov. 27:17) The Small Group is the prime platform for establishing and instilling the Great Commandment and the Great Commission that Jesus gave us in Matthew 28:18-20 and Mark 12:29-31. The Small Group is also the vehicle with which to develop and experience authentic relationships and growing discipleship. This builds a Church of authentic community, poured out to His precepts and being in relational intimacy and fullness in Him. This is what we are called to emulate from our Lord. Because people will be...
Small Group Curriculum Model
Small groups are designed to meet the deepest relational and learning needs of the congregation. Small groups can help provide the framework for people to be challenged to worship God with joy, passion, and conviction by learning who they are in Christ so they can develop the trusting faith in Jesus as Savior and LORD...
Small Group Curriculum
Talking your Way out of Conflict
How to deal with Small Group conflicts!
This is a basic step by step biblical process to solve conflict personally or in a church. Most problems seem complex; intertwined with so many people and so much hurt and communication ills, they seem overwhelming and hopeless. But, that is not the case; most problems have just a few simple components to them that can be isolated and dealt with.
What is accountability? It is a check and balance system to protect us from harm from ourselves and others. We do this by being open to what we are thinking and doing so we can receive encouragement and reproof, when needed. Christian accountability is accounting for what we are up to. It is the realization that we are liable, responsible, and answerable for our actions in life to God, as well as to key Christians in our life. Thus, we need to hold to our beliefs and keep in line with what we believe so it does not distract us from God's path for us or discourage others from their path.
Becoming a Lighthouse of Prayer
"The most effective evangelism tool ever developed!" Billy Graham Many years ago I was on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ and we started this program on how to better reach our neighbors with prayer. Later on it was infolded into "Mission America," our Ministry Partner and the Association that Into Thy Word is a part of. So, it is natural we have for you a "How to Develop a Lighthouse!"
TEN WAYS TO IMPROVE Relational Skills
Faithful to my Lord's commands, I still would chose the better part; Serve with careful Martha's hands And loving Mary's heart...
Insights from "Teach Me to Pray" by Dr. William E. Sangster.
Leading the Church to be People of Prayer
A few Key Principles to Jumpstart your Church on the Road to His Path!
Suggestions for Effective Group Prayer
We are going before the presence of God, and must do so with glad hearts and a wiliness to be together in unity and love.