Small Group Development Plan

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Small-Group Development Plan 

There’s a lot to keep track of when leading a small group: Leading Bible study, caring for individuals, reaching out to new people, worship and prayer, not to mention all of the ways you want to grow yourself as a leader and care for your soul. 

We know it can be a lot.  

That’s why we created the Small Group Development Plan. This two-page planning document will help you to prioritize some of the most important aspects of leading a small group: 

  • Your self-care 
  • Your growth as a leader 
  • The essentials of small group ministry (Encountering God, Exploring what God is doing, Empowering people, Establishing rhythms of communities) 
  • Your meeting-to-meeting elements 

Try it yourself!

Think of this as your long-term small group organizer. You can type directly into the document or print it out! 

Download Blank Plan (fillable pdf)  View Sample Plan (pdf)


Bonus: Want a weekly agenda?

Think of this as your short-term, week-to-week plan. You can type directly into the document or print it out! Create a new one for each meeting.

Download Blank Weekly Schedule (fillable pdf)  View Sample Weekly Schedules (pdf)


These resources are part of a free online course in The Ministry Playbook, “Stepping into Small Group Leadership” which will help you understand the key functions of a thriving small group, catch a vision for leading life-changing small groups, and learn the key steps and skills to run an ongoing small group. Learn more and take the course here.  

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