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.

The Complete Guide To Small Groups

This month, we are focusing on small groups and I found this website that has multiple links that will be helpful for any small group leader. The website is about 2 years old so I can't vouch for all the links but am sure there is enough there to get a good start.

Hillsong Leadership Network

I have a great deal of respect for Brian & Bobbie Houston and the team they have built at Hillsong. The Hillsong Leadership Network is another avenue that they have created to serve the local church.

Just A Phase - A Resource for Parents and Leaders

Just A Phase is a resource for parents and leaders to help understand the different phases of children and youth's lives, to help us all be more present for them.

The Just a Phase Project is a collaborative, ongoing, effort assembling classic and innovative research, with practical application. It synthesizes the work of national leaders and authors around America to summarize and simplify hundreds of hours of research, interviews with licensed professional counselors, surveys of more than 250 state teachers of the year, countless conversations with age group ministry staff, so the average parent and leader can understand kids better.

Claire Madden - Gen Z Expert

Claire Madden is a leading voice internationally on Generation Z. As an author, social researcher, keynote speaker and media commentator, Claire is in high demand as an expert in interpreting social trends, demographics and implications of generational change. Claire is the author of Hello Gen Z: Engaging the Generation of Post-Millennials.

Claire is highly regarded for her dynamic and engaging presentations where she translates robust, research-based content into strategic applications for educators, managers and business leaders.

Center for Parent/Youth Understanding

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The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding is a nonprofit organization committed to building strong families by serving to bridge the cultural-generational gap between parents and teenagers. 

Build A Ministry To Parents In Four Steps

ministry to parents road map

What if you want to build a ministry to parents in your church?

  • You know that parents are the most significant spiritual influence in the lives of the kids you serve.
  • You know you are called to teenagers or children but also have an opportunity to minister to their whole family!
  • You know that you should be ministering to parents.

This article, based on a series of articles from Ministry to, shows 4 steps for building a Parent Ministry

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Training Needs Analysis

Another resource which can be found within the Sustainable Practices resources is a Training Needs Analysis. I have created an online version which will send you an email with your results and you can also send a copy to a senior pastor/supervisor/mentor for further discussion.

Hope this helps you develop as a leader.

Training Needs Analysis

Mental Health Initiative - Āpōpō

Scripture Union NZ have put together an initiative to support people in this important area of mental health and suicide. What they have created is a short program that looks to act as an initial conversation to equip people with the basic tools to support those around them.

Youth Evangelism Resources

Current indicators through out New Zealand is that youth ministry is in a state of decline. I believe that part of that is because the youth in our youth groups are not being equipped and released to reach their friends. GOD-talk's goals are to help resource leaders and ministries to change this.

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