FOCUSED RESOURCES: IMPLEMENTING SMALL GROUP MINISTRY
OverviewHow SGM changes congregations, role of SGM in congregations
Implementing Small Group Ministry: Overview
Resource Directory, sort by Topic (Overview, Lifespan, SGM, Situations)
Order form for:
Small Group Ministry With All AgesSpecial resource:
Small Group Ministry for Youth
Ten Years of Small Group Ministry
UU Small Group Ministry
An Interview with the Rev. Glenn Turner
by Peter Bowden, Fall 2007, online in streaming audio
Programming: Starting/Restarting/LongevityGuidelines 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.
Implementing Small Group Ministry: Programming
Resource Directory, sort by Topic (Programming, SGM)
Getting Started With Small Group Ministry
By Peter Bowdoin
OversightThe 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.
Implementing Small Group Ministry: Oversight
Resource Directory, sort by Topic (Congregations, Evaluations, Ministers, Oversight)
Specific Members Sections (being developed)
Group Leadership and FacilitationMaintaining the group's connection to the larger program and the congregation, as well as group session facilitation, including leader selection, support and training.
Implementing Small Group Ministry: Group Leadership and Facilitation
Resource Directory, sort by Topic (Leadership)
Order form for Facilitator Training Manual
GroupsGroup selection and development.
SessionsSession format, sources and selection of session plans, covenants and confidentiality.
Implementing Small Group Ministry: Sessions
Resource Directory, sorted by Topic (Sessions)
Small Group Sessions on this website, with hundreds of session plans
Order Form for Spiritual Journeys
ServiceThe 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
Implementing Small Group Ministry: Service
Resource Directory, sort by Topic (Service)
Order Form for Social Justice and Small Group Ministry
Visibility for VitalityInvites participation in groups, encourages congregational support, and keeps Small Group Ministry in the forefront of congregational opportunities.
Implementing Small Group Ministry: Visibility for VitalityShared Brochures
Resource Directory, sort by Topic (Visibility)
Brochures: Content Guidelines and How to Share