A Healthy Church is a Growing Church. Consider this…
Healthy Things Grow
Growing Things Change
Changing Things Challenge
Challenges Drive us to Trust God
Trusting God Leads to Obedience
Obedience Leads to Health
Healthy Things Grow
Church Growth Tools:
Growth Points: an online training course by Ken Marler
Your Church Can Grow; Video by Ken Marler
Waylon Bailey on Sunday School; Video presentation by Waylon Bailey
Baptists are good at talking about what we should do and how to do it, but do you remember WHY you do what you do? At the ReGroup Conference, our goal is to connect you to God’s purpose for the church. We exist to glorify God. We glorify God when we make disciples. We make disciples by sharing the gospel with the lost, developing biblical community, helping believers to mature spiritually and equipping believers to live missionally.
What is ReGroup Conference?
So, what is the ReGroup Conference?
The ReGroup Conference is designed as an Outcome Based Conference. Typically, most of our traditional models of training starts with your program role or position and we train you HOW to do your job. In the Outcome Based Conference we plan with the end in mind. We start with the desired outcome. Then lead the leader to determine the best strategy to lead his/her group/class to accomplish that outcome.
For example, one of the priorities of the ReGroup Strategy is to share the gospel with the lost. At the ReGroup conference, every leader who leads a group will need to process how that group will accomplish the objective of sharing the gospel with the lost. Each Group and each leader defines, the who, what and how. All we do is remind them that the scriptures teach us to GO and Make Disciples. Every Group and Every Leader determines their strategy based on their context and their giftedness.
Who Should Attend?
Who should attend the ReGroup Conference?
We believe that EVERY church should have some kind of “Group Strategy” that accomplishes the purpose of the church; which is to Make Disciples. Therefore, any leader in the church who is responsible for leading a group of people should attend this conference. Specifically, this conference is intended for Pastors, Church staff, Sunday School Leaders, Discipleship Leaders, Small Group Leaders, Cell Group Leaders, Men’s Group Leaders, Women’s Group Leaders, Church Planting Group Leaders, Spanish Speaking Group Leaders, Missional Group Leaders, Compassion Ministry Leaders, etc. If you are responsible for leading a small group of people who meet regularly; you belong at this conference. It doesn’t matter where you meet, how often you meet or what it is called.
What Should I Expect?
What should I expect to get from the ReGroup Conference?
Our core message is Matthew 28: 19-20. We believe that “groups” (Sunday School, Discipleship, small group, cell group, missional group, etc) are the churches best strategy to make disciples. In order for a group to be healthy it must balance all four priority objectives: Share the Gospel with the Lost; Develop Biblical Community among the Group; Help people to Grow Spiritually and Equip people to Live Missionally.
Every participant should expect to walk away challenged to lead their “group” ministry (regardless of what it is called), to achieve these objectives in a way that is unique and customized for their context.
Too often we are teaching our leaders to do a specific job or perform in a specific role. We want to start with WHY their role is important to the mission of the church then help them determine what they need to do and how best to accomplish it.
Sunday School/Small Groups
Start Something New
Learn how to start NEW groups, enlist and train NEW leaders and start NEW ministries or groups in your community. Healthy churches multiply. This brief 30-minute video is filled with great principles and simple ideas on how to start new groups, enlist and train new leaders and start new groups and/or ministries in your community. Learn more about Start Something New.
Vibrant Sunday School
A healthy, balanced Sunday School understands its purpose and values God’s Word, one another, the guest, the body of Christ and its community. Discover from seasoned leaders around Louisiana how your Sunday School can experience a vibrant, healthy Sunday School. Vibrant Sunday School is a video series with accompanying print materials featuring listening guides and discussion questions; conference plans for every age group and promotional tools to help promote it in your church are available.
Awaken and GO
Sunday School should be more than just a place to come and study God’s Word. It is also about people. We need to care for one another; care for the lost and care for our world. Mobilize your Sunday School to walk the talk. Watch and listen as experienced leaders share their journey on how to care for one another, care for the lost and care for our world. Listening guides and discussion questions are available to use with the video. Resources include a traditional Sunday School campaign, age group conference plans and promotional materials to mobilize your Sunday School to care for one another, the lost and the world.
iBelieve: The Art of Making Disciples
What is a disciple? How do you make disciples? How do we evaluate the disciple-making process? Our goal will be to equip the Sunday School and/or Small Group leader to be able to understand the Disciple Making process, how to help a person evaluate their journey and how to help them develop a personal strategy to become more like Christ. This resource is available via request. Request this resource.
Enlisting, training, leading and developing leaders is a crucial element in a healthy, vibrant, dynamic Sunday School. We have developed 12 videos on important topics for Sunday School Ministry. Each video is designed to help you “start” the conversation for how your church will address each issue for every age group. This resource is available via request. Request this resource.
Additional Resources or tools
- Sunday School Leader Blog – www.sundayschoolleader.com
- Trying to find someone to help your church and train your leaders? We have partnered with 412 Network to provide a comprehensive resource to find the right leader for your church.
- Ministry Grid – Online training opportunities for your leaders. Go to www.ministrygrid.com.
- Project 3151 is designed to help promote evangelism through groups. Download the brochure below.