Small Groups is a course for volunteer and paid leaders that covers the essentials of leading small groups in youth ministry. Meeting together with young people to discuss Scripture and life is an integral part of running an effective youth ministry. Leaders should undergo this training regularly – at least every two years.


Cost for the course is just NZ$15 per person plus 15% GST.


The course takes 60-90 minutes to complete.


If you are a key leader and want to check out this course with a view to having your team sign up you can download a pdf copy of the content here.


The Small Groups course covers the following content:


Part 1: The Value of Small Groups

  • What is a small group?

  • The Biblical basis for small groups

  • A place to belong

  • People to belong to


Part 2: Theories of Learning

  • Learning styles

  • Surface and deep learning

  • Motivation to learn

  • Jesus centred Bible study


Part 3: Preparing Good Discussion Questions

  • Aim

  • Hook

  • Book

  • Look

  • Took


Part 4: Assessing Effectiveness

  • Interaction

  • Depth

  • Involvement

  • Vulnerability

  • Encounter


Part 5: Small Group Dynamics

  • Setting

  • Discipline

  • Growing and dividing


>> View an online preview of this course

>>Download a copy of the sample manual with full course notes


>> Enrol and pay for for this course as an individual


>> Enrol your leadership team on this course  (You'll be asked to email your church/organisation name along with a billing address and the first and last names and email addresses of each person you wish to enrol. Once received by us we will email each person and invite them to create a training account. Once you have paid for each person the Duty of Care course will be allocated to their account and they can commence training. You'll be regularly updated on your team's progress.)

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