Session 1: Building a GRACE Group: How Grace disciples us.
Small groups aren’t just a good idea, they are essential for discipleship. Pauls tells Titus that Grace Trains us and he gives the Ephesians a roadmap for how this works. Together we see that these things can only happen in smaller communities. Understanding the purpose and mission of small groups sets the stage for a successful small group.
Session 2: The necessity of the freedom for you to be you and them to be them.
Although each small group has the same mission, each small group will not be the same. In fact, one of the keys of discipleship is to allow the expression and ministry of individual members within the group. Understanding both your own leadership style and your members temperaments is helpful. Remembering that we’ve been cleansed of our past sins, it turns out frees us to be fruitful as God designed us to be.
Session 3: Discipleship: Many to many
Discipleship is too often seen as one to many or even one to one, but Paul tells us that discipleship is many to many. Learning is an activity engaged in by all members of a community, not passively absorbed by most.
Session 4: Solving Problems.
In this session we discuss some tips for problem solving common issues within small groups.
Session 5: Equipping your small group Leaders
We round off the training with some final practical but often overlooked tips and suggestions. Based upon your church’s philosophy, ideals, and ministry goals we help each leader develop a small group profile, a useful tool for helping you create Small Group catalogs, and tracking goals for your church’s small groups. We help you create a plan for continual equipping of your leaders.