Small Group Curriculum (Free Download)

We are working on our groups for Spring 2009 and recently produced the list of approved curriculum/books for group studies.  Since its one of the most frequently requested documents I thought you might want a copy.  You can download it by right clicking the link here: 2009 SPRING APPROVED SMALL GROUP CURRICULUM LISTINGS I hope you find it helpful! Nelson … Read More


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Q & A: Small Groups and Accountability

Here’s a frequently asked question about semester-based small groups: If groups operate on a semester system and everyone rotates groups, how do you manage accountability? Kerrick Thomas, co-author of Activate: An Entirely New Approach to Small Groups and Executive Pastor at The Journey, answers the question: Thank you for your question about “accountability” in a semester-based small group system.  I’ll … Read More


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BONUS: Answering Your Small Group Questions — Question 4 — Doesn’t the semester-based system keep people from forming meaningful relationships?

Thanks to the great response we received from this week’s small group posts, we decided to give you one more Q&A. Think of it as a Saturday bonus! Question #4: I like the idea of semester-based small groups that meet for 10-12 weeks and then end. But doesn’t that keep deep and meaningful relationships from forming? Doesn’t the group end … Read More


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Answering Your Small Group Questions — Question 3 — How can we double our number of groups by next semester?

This is Kerrick Thomas with our final small groups question of the week. I hope that what we’ve been discussing has impacted you in a way that will translate into more effective small groups for your church. If you missed any of this week’s blog entries make sure to scroll down and check them out! Question #3: We need twice … Read More


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Answering Your Small Group Questions — Question 2 — What if a group doesn’t get enough sign ups?

Kerrick Thomas here again. Today, I’m continuing to answer the most common questions Nelson and I get about small groups. In addition to being the Executive Pastor of The Journey and co-author of Launch and Activate, I handled small groups at The Journey until not too long ago. Even though we’ve now passed that responsibility on to a Small Groups … Read More


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Where There’s Slack There’s Lack – Part 4 of 8

SYSTEM #4: THE SMALL GROUPS SYSTEM Welcome back to our weekly Wednesday blog series, “Where There’s Slack There’s Lack.” If you’ve been keeping up with these posts each week, I trust that your church systems are beginning to undergo positive transformation. Hopefully, you’ve pinpointed some areas that have suffered because of slack and started turning that lack around! Today, we … Read More


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Answering Your Small Group Questions – Question #1 – What About Childcare?

Hi Everyone. Kerrick Thomas here. I’m the Exeuctive Pastor at The Journey Church and Co-Author of Launch and Activate with Nelson. Today, Thursday and Friday, I’m going to be answering some of the most common questions we get about small groups. Tomorrow (Wednesday), Nelson will be back with the weekly Slack = Lack post, which will be centered on the … Read More


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Activate Hits Bookstores!

My latest book (co-authored with Kerrick) hits bookstores today! I’m very excited about this new book on small groups.  The book has been available on-line for a few weeks and is doing great.  In fact, I still think Amazon.com is the best place to purchase the book. The goal of the book is to help you build a small groups … Read More


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