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Implementing Small Group Ministry: Overview
Resource Directory, sort by Topic (Overview, Lifespan, SGM, Situations)
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Programming: Starting/Restarting/Longevity
Guidelines and experiences in various phases of development. The guidelines for Starting Small Group Ministry are basic to the process of ongoing revitalization, and, if there is an interruption within Small Group Ministry, restarting.
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Implementing Small Group Ministry: Programming
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Oversight
The role and place of Small Group Ministry within the congregation, including the vision of Small Group Ministry, congregational size, role of leadership (minister, coordinator, etc.), and assessment.
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Group Leadership and Facilitation
Maintaining the group's connection to the larger program and the congregation, as well as group session facilitation, including leader selection, support and training.
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Order form for Facilitator Training Manual

Groups
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Sessions
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Implementing Small Group Ministry: Sessions
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Small Group Sessions on this website, with hundreds of session plans
Order Form for Spiritual Journeys
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Service
The role of service in a specific congregation's program, benefits to the groups, congregations and larger community, continuum of opportunities, from congregational to social justice
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Implementing Small Group Ministry: Service
Resource Directory, sort by Topic (Service)
Order Form for Social Justice and Small Group Ministry

Visibility for Vitality
Invites participation in groups, encourages congregational support, and keeps Small Group Ministry in the forefront of congregational opportunities.
Resources
Implementing Small Group Ministry: Visibility for Vitality
Resource Directory, sort by Topic (Visibility)
Brochures: Content Guidelines and How to Share
Shared Brochures
UU Church of Vero Beach, FL 2013
UU Fellowship of Clemson, SC 2013
UU Church of Belfast, ME 2014
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