GROUPS MINISTRY MASTERCLASS
A One-Stop Course to Create, Implement and Sustain a Thriving Groups Ministry.

Do you have a vision for your Groups Ministry, but unsure how to make it happen?

Do you have group culture that is fostering community, but not making disciples?

Are your groups struggling to invite and unwelcoming to outsiders?

Are you struggling to identify and recruit new Group Leaders?

Do you have a leadership development strategy that actually works?

Create a personalized playbook to launch, revitalize or strengthen your Groups Ministry.

$299

CREATE YOUR GROUPS MINISTRY PLAYBOOK

When you complete the video trainings and implementation exercises, you will have a complete Groups Ministry Playbook that includes:

  • An assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of your current Groups Ministry.
  • An inspiring new Groups vision that emphasizes community, evangelism, and discipleship.
  • A simple, effective Groups strategy that will empower your leaders.
  • A step-by-step change strategy that helps your people embrace your new vision.
  • A scalable recruiting strategy that you can use to identify, recruit, and onboard new Group Leaders.
  • A Leader Development Cycle that will help you recruit, launch, coach, care, and multiply Group Leaders.

3 Steps to Creating a Thriving Groups Ministry

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WHAT’S INCLUDED

6 Training Sessions

1. Assess Your Groups Culture and Strategy
2. Develop Your Small Group Vision and Strategy
3. Develop Your Discipleship Group Vision and Strategy
4. Leading Change: Implementing Your New Vision
5. Identifying and Recruiting New Group Leaders
6. Creating Your Group Leader Training Strategy

31 Implementation Exercises

  • Two Simple Evangelism Strategies for Your Small Group
  • Five Elements of Life-Changing Discussion
  • How to Mature Disciples and Develop Leaders
  • Key Health Metrics for Small Group and D-Group
  • Planning Your Change Strategy
  • The Invisible Wall That Every Leader Hits
  • Communicating Change That People Will Want to Follow
  • Five Shifts for Your Leader Training
  • The Leader Development Cycle
  • How to Train Leaders and Vision Cast 52 Weeks a Year
  • Three Conversations Your Staff Needs to Have Each Week
  • Seven Guiding Principles for Hosting an Awesome Training Event
  • …and more

BONUS Resources

  • Small Group Starter Guide
  • Small Group 30-Day Startup
  • D-Group Starter Guide and Multiply Guide
  • 45-Day Podcast Startup
  • Weekly Staff Accountability Resources
  • …and more
YOUR INSTRUCTORS

Chris Swain

Chris is the Disciplemaking Pastor at Long Hollow Baptist Church and the CEO of Replicate Ministries. He also is the co-author of Replicate: How To Create A Culture of Disciple-Making Right Where You Are.

Chris has served in full-time ministry for two decades in ministries ranging from students to collegiate to spiritual formation. Chris also served as the Director of Student Ministry Publishing at Lifeway Christian Resources, serving the church in its mission to make disciples.

Vick Green

Vick Green is the Spiritual Formation Pastor at Long Hollow Baptist Church and the COO of Replicate Ministries. Vick is passionate about creating a simple, effective strategy that mobilizes the entire church from the platform to the “back row Joe” to make disciples that make disciples.

Before joining Long Hollow, Vick served at The Chapel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana overseeing groups ministry and leadership development for their college ministry and adults. After ten years of decline, the church saw a revitalization largely due to implementing a Discipleship Pathway and the Life Group and D-Group strategy shared in this class.

Groups Ministry
Masterclass Topics

The Groups Ministry Masterclass consists of six training sessions with 31 exercises to help you contextualize the content. Below is a list of all the topics that are covered in this Masterclass.
Session 1 - Assess Your Groups Culture And Strategy
1.1 Assess Your Groups Culture
1.2 Defining Your Disciplemaking Terms
1.3 Assess Your Groups Strategy
1.4 Clarifying Each Group’s Role
Session 2 - Develop Your Small Group Vision And Strategy
2.1 Small Group Strategy: Belong, Believe, Become
2.2 BELONG – How to Create a Group That New People Will Love
2.3 BELONG – Two Simple Evangelism Strategies for Your Small Group
2.4 BELIEVE – Five Elements of Life-Changing Discussion
2.5 BECOME – How to Mature Disciples and Develop Leaders
2.6 Key Health Metrics for Small Group
2.7 How to Multiply Small Groups
Session 3 - Develop Your D-Group Vision And Strategy
3.1 Creating Your D-Group Definition
3.2 Staff Expectations for Your D-Groups Ministry
3.3 How to Promote D-Groups in Your Church
3.4 Key Health Metrics for D-Groups
3.5 Creating Missional D-Groups That Multiply
Session 4 - Leading Change
4.1 Planning Your Change Strategy
4.2 The Invisible Wall That Every Leader Hits
4.3 Eight Steps to Navigate Change
4.4 Communicating Change That People Will Want to Follow
4.5 Common Group Scenarios
Session 5 - Group Leader Recruiting Strategy
5.1 Identifying and Inviting New Leaders
5.2 Creating Synergy Between Your Weekend Experience and Groups
5.3 Onboarding New Leaders
5.4 Creating Your Personalized Recruiting Strategy
Session 6 - Group Leader Training Strategy
6.1 Five Shifts for Your Leader Training
6.2 The Leader Development Cycle
6.3 Launching Groups That Thrive
6.4 How to Train Leaders and Vision Cast 52 Weeks a Year
6.5 Three Conversations Your Staff Needs to Have Each Week
6.6 Seven Guiding Principles for Hosting an Awesome Training Event
BONUS Resources
Small Group Resources

  • Small Group Overview
  • Small Group Launch Kit Summary
  • Small Group Starter Guide
  • Small Group 30-Day Startup
  • Hangouts Guide

D-Group Resources 

  • D-Group Overview 
  • o   D-Group Launch Kit Summary 
  • o   D-Group Starter Guide 
  • o   D-Group Multiply Guide 

45-Day Podcast Startup 
Communication Cycle 
Coach, Care, Recruit Scoreboard 

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