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Small Groups

Small Groups have the potential of creating dynamic disciples through nontraditional means and ministries. Here you can find ideas and resources to help address local situations, as well as opportunities to study other churches with effective small groups.

A small group is any group desiring to meet under the supervision of church leadership (on or off campus) for the purpose of growing in Christ through fellowship and wholesome activities. An Assemblies of God Small Group or affinity group must include a minimum 10 minute window for the purpose of Bible reading or discussion and prayer.

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Small Group Resources

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Emergency Response Handbook for Small Group Leaders


Help your group through the trials of life. You'll discover several approaches to handle critical issues, from the death of a child to divorce, addiction, terminal illness, and more. While this quick-response handbook was originally designed for small groups, it also works well for any church leader or volunteer who might find themselves in a counseling situation. Includes Scriptural help, case studies, and tips.

Walking the Small Group Tightrope


by Bill Donahue and Russ Robinson

Leading a successful small group is like walking a tightrope, balancing the dynamic tensions characteristic of every group. Drawing from the concept of “polarity management,” the authors help you deal with six areas every group leader must manage to create a genuine, transforming group community. You’ll gain confidence as a leader as you learn how to release the untapped creative and relational energy in your group. Paper. 208 pages.



Secrets Leaders Kit

Secrets Leaders Kit

With honesty and humor, Kerry Clarensau leads women on a journey that reveals eight biblical secrets every wife needs to know-how to find true fulfillment, understand her husband, connect more intimately, fall in love again, and more! Secrets gives every woman hope - studies show that nearly all marriages improve when one person decides to change. That's why Secrets helps women focus on personal growth, which opens the way for God to work in their marriage.  

In addition to the Secrets: Transforming Your Life and Marriage book, the Secrets Leader Kit includes a DVD with eight 20-minute video segments featuring insights from author Kerry Clarensau, interviews with relationship expert Gary Smalley, and, as a bonus: promotional video clips. Also included in the Secrets Leader Kit is a Leader CD-ROM with everything you need to prepare for your small group, including step-by-step instructions for planning and promoting meetings, options for 8- or 12-week studies, tips for ministering to unsaved, abused, and struggling wives, and more!

Connections Small Group Studies (Downloadable)

These topical studies are the perfect way to start discussion and change lives in your church. Each downloadable study features interactive questions, insightful notes, and inspiring points that will get your group talking. Plus, the downloadable format offers a simple, inexpensive way to meet the needs of your small groups. $1.99 per lesson.