small groups

Small Group Video Resources

One great way for us to help students engage with studies and discussion is to use video clips as part of the study. So to help you with that we have found a few websites that will help you.

  • The Source For Youth Ministry Movie Clips
  • Wing Clips
  • ScreenVue

We hope that is of some assistance as you lead students.

Dealing With Distracting And Disruptive Youth

It won't take you long as small group leader to come across one or two youth who are distracting or disruptive. To be honest, on any given day, any of your youth can be a cause for disruption. We all have our days when we don't want to pay attention, or we feel like we need to be the centre of attention. And teenagers who have a lot happening are going to do this too.

Handling distraction and disruption is a key skill as a small group leader. Below are some pointers to help you manage these moments.

All Together - Small Groups

Another great NZ resource by the team at All Together, especially designed for small groups. The website has resources on how to establish intentional disciple-making church small groups and has a number of gifts, videos and links.

Building Small Group Connections

The role of a small group leader is part Bible teacher and part relationship builder. As a small group leader, there are a number of connections and relationships that you need to be aware of and work on. Below are some thoughts on how you can build those relationships.

This article covers some thoughts on:

  • Connection with young people
  • Connection between young people
  • Connection with parents
  • Connection with your direct report

Read more

Starting Small Groups Strong

DYM have a freebie available that was a training presented by Steve Gladen, who has written multiple books on small groups while pastoring the small group team at Saddleback Church.

Starting Small Groups Strong is currently a freebie on Download Youth Ministry, and we hope it is a blessing to you. If it ever stops being free, then let me know and will share what I have downloaded...

April - Small Groups Month

Our theme for the month of April is small groups.

One of the greatest strategies of modern ministry is small groups. You can run a great program that draws a crowd, but can just as easily lose them to the next attractive opportunity down the road. If we take our obligation to make disciples, and not just build a crowd, then small groups need to be part of our process.

Small Groups From Start to Finish

According to Doug Fields, the number one question people ask him is "How do I start an effective small group program?" This resource is his answer. Everything Doug and his ministry partner Matt McGill know about launching small groups has been put into this production pack resource.