SMALL GROUP MODELS &
BEST PRACTICES

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WORLD VISION, PURPOSE DRIVEN, CITYGATE NETWORK, MASTERS PROGRAM, ECFA, DIOCESE OF ORANGE, ASSEMBLIES OF GOD,

ANCHORS AWAY MINISTRIES, AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY, SCRIPTURE UNON, RSI FUNDRAISING, OPEN DOORS WITH BROTHER ANDREW

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SADDLEBACK CHURCH MODEL

MORE COMPLEX - LOTS OF CONTENT - REQUIRES PRE-STUDY BEFORE YOUR SHOW UP FOR SMALL GROUP

- CONNECTING - TEACHING VIDEO
- GROWING
- DISCOVERING

- SHARING
- SURRENDING
(REFLECTIONS)
(VERSES)
(DISCUSSION & PRAYER)

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AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY MODEL

TRADITIONAL - CAN BE DONE IN A GROUP OR INDIVIDUALLY
(DIGEST INFORMATION - THEN APPLY AND SHARE)

SIMPLIFIED WITH A DAILY BIBLE READING PROGRAM AND DAILY QUESTIONS

- PRAY
- READ
- REFECT
- RESPOND

- APPLY
- SHARE


 

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TRUEFACE MINISTRY MODEL

A LITTLE MORE ARTISTIC - VERY DISCUSSION BASED
(INVITING PEOPLE TO BE VULNERABLE AND AUTHENTIC)

- CINEMA - NARRATIVE VIDEOS - VERY THOUGHT PROVOKING
(SEE THEM ON TRUE FACE YOUTUBE CHANNEL)
- GROUP DISCUSSION
- UNFILTERED SCRIPTURE REFLECTION
- APPLICATION
- CHALLENGE FOR THE WEEK

INTEGRATED BAR CODES - AND HIDDEN PAGES ON THE WEBSITE THAT HAVE ADDITIONAL CONTENT AND VIDEO FOR DEEPER STUDY
(THIS WAS VERY EFFECTIVE!)

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WORLD VISION SMALL GROUP MODEL

VERY INTERACTIVE - LIGHT ON TEACHING - HEAVY ON PARTICIPATION


- 12 MINUTE VIDEO - THAT ASK MORE QUESTIONS THAN PROVIDES ANSWERS
- OPENING READING - REFLECTION & DISCUSSION
- KEY SCRIPTURES
- APPLICATION
- THINK ABOUT STATEMENTS
- DAILY LIVE IT OUT CHALLENGES - FUN & INTERACTVE

THE DAILY CHALLENGES MADE THIS CAMPAIGN WORK - PEOPLE DIDN'T NEED TO DO EVERYDAY
BUT ENOUGHT THAT THEY FELT A CONNECTION WITH THE POOR



 

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PRIORITY LIVING/THE MASTERS PROGRAM GROUP MODEL

CEO 3 YEAR PROGRAM  - A FULL DAY EACH QUARTER (12 FULL DAYS)

YOU READ 4-5 BOOKS EACH QUARTER BEFORE GATHERING TOGETHER FOR A DAY


- A CASE STUDY - THEME FOR THE DAY
- INTERACTIVE LIFE ASSESEMENT - DIG DEEP INTO YOUR LIFE
- TEACHING - FOUNDATION CONCEPTS
- APPLICATION/REFLECTION
- 3 MONTH GOAL




 

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ECFA NONPROFIT BOARD CURRICULM

THIS MODEL IS FULL IMMERSIVE - WITH MULTIPLE VIDEO SEGMENTS PER SESSION


EACH PAGE OF THE WORKBOOK IS FULL OF SURVEY TYPE INTERACTIVE ASSESMENTS THAT EMPOWER THE GROUPS TO BE VERY SPECIFIC AND CREATE GREAT DIALOGUE


SEE EXAMPLE BELOW FOF THE FLIPCHART EXCERCISE




 

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ACT NORMAL - ASSEMBLIES OF GOD SMALL GROUP CURRICULUM 

MOST TRADITIONAL - DOESN'T REQUIRE AN PRE-STUDY - JUST SHOW
UP AND GO THROUGH THE MATERIAL

- OPENING QUESTION
- READ THE MATERIAL TOGETHER
- WATCH A DVD & DISCUSS
- SCRIPTURE READING
- PERSONAL APPLICATION
- PERSONAL CHALLENGE
- PRAYER AND PRAISE SHEET

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