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Activate : an Entirely New Approach to Small Groups.

Author: Nelson Searcy; Kerrick Thomas; Jennifer Dykes Henson
Publisher: Grand Rapids : Baker Books, 2018.
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A nationally respected authority on church life teaches church leaders a biblically grounded, sustainable plan to get 100 percent of their congregations involved in healthy small groups.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Searcy, Nelson.
Activate : An Entirely New Approach to Small Groups.
Grand Rapids : Baker Books, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nelson Searcy; Kerrick Thomas; Jennifer Dykes Henson
ISBN: 9781493412747 1493412744
OCLC Number: 1021808115
Description: 1 online resource (193 pages)
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Authorsâ#x80;#x99; Note; Introduction; Part 1: The Activate Mindset; Section 1: Rethinking Small Group Methodology; Big Idea #1: Think from the Outside In, Not from the Inside Out; Big Idea #2: Think Larger, Not Smaller; Big Idea #3: Think Friends, Not Intimacy; Section 2: Rethinking Small Group Structure; Big Idea #4: Think Short Term, Not Long Term; Big Idea #5: Think Promotion Months, Not Ongoing Sign-Ups; Big Idea #6: Think Church of Small Groups, Not Church with Small Groups; Section 3: Rethinking Small Group Strategy. Big Idea #7: Think Easy, Not HardBig Idea #8: Think Ahead, Not Behind; Big Idea #9: Think Full Staff Participation, Not Staff Specialist; Section 4: Rethinking Small Group Leadership; Big Idea #10: Think Apprentice, Not Expert; Big Idea #11: Think Decentralization, Not Staff Control; Big Idea #12: Think Leader Multiplication, Not Group Multiplication; Part 2: The Activate System; Section 5: Focusing Your Groups; Focus Step #1: Evaluate; Focus Step #2: Set Your Calendar; Focus Step #3: Set Your Goals; Focus Step #4: Set Your Structure; Focus Step #5: Build Your List. Section 6: Forming Your GroupsForm Step #1: Make the Big Ask; Form Step #2: Schedule the Team Leader Meeting; Form Step #3: Get Your Groups List Ready; Section 7: Filling Your Groups; Fill Factor #1: One-Step Sign-Ups; Fill Factor #2: Teaching on the Power of Groups; Fill Factor #3: Testimonies, Videos, and Dramas; Fill Factor #4: Small Group Table; Fill Factor #5: Targeting Specific Group Types; Fill Factor #6: The Church-Wide Campaign; Fill Factor #7: Emails, Newsletters, and Mailings; Fill Factor #8: Selling the Previously Sold; Fill Factor #9: Promoting Groups to Newcomers. Fill Factor #10: Creating UrgencyFill Factor #11: No Sign-Up Left Behind; Section 8: Facilitating Your Groups; Facilitate Principle #1: Training Group Leaders; Facilitate Principle #2: Structuring the First Group Meeting; Facilitate Principle #3: Conducting Week-to-Week Facilitation; Facilitate Principle #4: Conducting Monthly Facilitation; Facilitate Principle #5: Conducting Semester Facilitation; Conclusion; Notes; About the Authors; Back Ads; Back Cover.

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A nationally respected authority on church life teaches church leaders a biblically grounded, sustainable plan to get 100 percent of their congregations involved in healthy small groups.

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