Watch the video above and talk about it with your group or mentor. Learn more.

A worksheet to help small group leaders and their teams start a group on a strong footing.

Key Points:

  • The first box helps you identify who the members of your team will be. They might be co-leaders from the start or people you will ask to help with the intention of developing them into co-leaders. Don’t launch without a team!
  • The second box helps you nail down the practical details of your new group’s meeting schedule. Determine this with your team so you can make a clear invitation.
  • The third box on the left defines your invitation strategy.
  • The fourth box, on the right, helps you think about what curriculum to use as the group begins.

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You only get one chance to start a group! Take time to gather a team and think through the process. This worksheet will help you succeed.

See Also: Pastoral Ministry

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Why do small group leaders need to be intentional about the launching process?
  3. Why do you think personal invitations are so much more effective than large group publicity?
  4. What are some other group launch issues that your team would want to make plans for?
  5. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.