It is imperative that the discipleship and small group ministries of the church function with intentionality through every season. This tool aims to help pastors and church leaders think through ways to navigate this season of ministry with an eye on the next.
Sunday school/small groups
Discipleship/Small Groups -- Regathering Part II: Leadership Toolkit
Teaching Point Series
We have a number of video series on several books of the Bible in the New and Old Testaments that teachers can use as a resource to complement their studies.
Shepherd Group Training (Care Group)
Zoom Video Conferencing: Best Practices to Prevent Trolling/ZoomBombing
People who wish to do harm are also sheltering-in-place and have more time on their hands to spread vile language and images. As churches and ministries are ramping up their video conferencing using platforms like Zoom, these meetings are targets of people trolling these meetings and “ZooomBombing” them.
We are partnering with RightNow Media, an online video library and training resource. With this partnership, all SBTC Pastors and the first 300 ministerial staff members are able to begin a free personal account.
Additionally, RightNow Media is offering free access to a limited library of selected video series coving a wide range of topics for pastors, leaders, small groups, students and kids.
Free Bible Study Videos for Socially Distanced Groups - Group Ministry
LifeWay is making several Bible studies available through their streaming platform, Smallgroup by LifeWay.
Continuing Discipleship - Baptist Association of Christian Educators
The resources and ideas provided are a compilation from church leaders affiliated with BACE.
Church Assistance | LifeWay
The Church Assistance Package is a collection of offers, promotions, and resources designed to help fuel every ministry area of the church.
LifeWay Bible Study Resources
Many local churches are unable to gather together in person each week for worship and Bible study in this season. But that doesn’t mean we can’t continue to grow together. That’s why LifeWay is providing free access to current Bible study content from Bible Studies for Life, Explore the Bible, and The Gospel Project to churches, groups, and families during this uncertain season.
LifeWay Students Resources
As you pivot to re-think everything you know about ministry to teenagers right now, LifeWay Students wants to provide you with one place to find trusted resources.
How Online Small Groups Work - Small Group Network
Online groups are a powerful way to provide an expression of biblical community no matter location limitations or schedule conflicts. In the following video course, you’ll learn why online groups are valuable to your church, the strategy of online groups, the details of what happens during a typical video group, and more. Learn how to launch online groups today!
Small Group Worship - SWBTS
The School of Church Music and Worship at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has developed some resources for families and small groups to use for house worship.
VIDEO: "Crisis, Conflict and Care"
Women are hurting and in crisis all around us; they don’t know how to get along with others or be helpful. As women in leadership we often are approached with the problems, personal struggles, conflicts, and pain of others. We will explore how to minister comfort, counseling, and conflict resolution when faced with crisis and conflict.
Tea Talk - Small Group Study
Tea Talk in Perfect Proximity is a resource tool designed to help you start a small group in your community. In this resource, we provide the Tea Talk Plan which is your guide to starting a Tea Talk small group in your neighborhood with those in perfect proximity.