Small Groups Coordinator
Whether your church is a church "of" groups or "with" groups, there is a serious amount of vision casting, "marketing", recruitment, administration and leadership development that must take place in order to have a healthy small group system.
We assume that your church values meaningful relationships and helping people find friends that share life together. It's a huge task to cast vision for this core value. You have to do it through all the channels including Sunday morning services, your church website, email, social networking, blogging, and face to face meetings and more. It's like a major marketing effort that a business would do to promote a product, but in this case, it's much more valuable. It's a call to "buy into" group life so that lives will be transformed.When people are ready to join you need a system for getting them into the right group based on their preferences of location, topic of study, meeting day & time, life stage and other factors. One of the many ways to do this is to allow people to find a group via your website. Or you may have a good follow up system where people are contacted individually and assisted with finding the right group. Still another way is to invite people to a small group connection event where they form groups through a series of strategic exercises.
And then there is the task of recruiting good leaders, training them, and helping them manage their groups. You need to provide good direction for choosing curriculum, facilitating discussion and building relationships. Once your church grows beyond say 50 groups the need for a leadership support structure is critical to continued growth. You'll need to recruit coaches for your leaders and develop a good reporting system. Everything relating to your small group software needs to integrate with your church database. Small groups is a core competency in our software.
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