Looking for curriculum or study ideas? Here is a Google sheet with includes numerous possibilities! These are books, videos, and kits from studies that we have done over the years. We have more than $13,000 worth of resources available. Details inside the spreadsheet. Questions? Email Rita@MyLifeChangeChurch.tv for answers!
Ideas for Groups with Kids
Five ways groups can incorporate little people:
- In-Group Care—Some groups prefer to keep the child care "in house" (pun intended!). Each week someone rotates as their way of serving. It's fun to use resources like the Jesus Storybook Bible, provide age-appropriate activities or even have the freedom to turn on a movie. It becomes impromptu discipleship sessions with other families. Speaking into our friends' children's lives can be very rewarding!
- Children Involved for Part of the Time—With doing groups "freestyle", it allows you to change your group day/time to include meals or games with everyone and then a time focused on caring for and teaching the kids. It also encourages groups to learn to let all of our conversations be rooted in the gospel when joined by our children.
- Guys vs Girls—One group decided to have the guys stay home with their own kids one week. The moms stayed home the next. After a couple weeks of switching back and forth, they would get together collectively and share a meal. It's an "easy on the wallet" idea.
- Babysitter—With how crazy life is these days, some groups simply opt to hire either a babysitter or two for their group and everyone chips in a couple dollars. Some simply get a sitter at their own home so the munchkins can be in their own beds at the best time for them.
- Looking for more ideas? Check out this article by the small group experts: Small Groups and Children: What do we do?
New Software for Facilitators
Our new database is AMAZING! One of the features we are thrilled about is the ability for Small Group Facilitators to communicate easily with their group, update a calendar for new people to see, and so much more! Check out the short tutorial below.
Looking for proven fun ideas to start out your group session? SmallGroups.com has a wealth of ideas. Check them out here!