The following resources are provided to our microchurch elders and leaders to help lead and facilitate microchurches. However, anyone is welcome to use these resources if they find them helpful. We have categorized our resources into 6 topics. Simply click on the type of resource you're looking for, and you'll be redirected to the list of available materials.
Listen to Brian talk about the subject of parenting as disciple making in a symposium put on for Underground parents
Misjudging your missional scope and phase are two common hurdles keeping faithful microchurches from seeing more visitors. Use this resource to pull back and discern how Jesus is calling you to be an invitational community.
To help your micro church live apostolically, take a few minutes with this document to unpack how you perceive mission, define it and seek to embody it as the church
This flowchart helps micro church plants establish themselves and begin to thrive.
Learn the 5 thresholds of postmodern conversion through the Bible and what principles are necessary to walk with people on their journey.
Walk through the core elements needed to relaunch your micro church in a healthy way.
This is a 5 part Bible series on Mission designed to educate, equip and motivate disciples to live an apostolic life.
Explore how Jesus entered into mission through the incarnation through Bible study, discussions, exercises and teaching points.
Leadership Sketches from Rich Lamb curriculum covers how Jesus multiplies his ministry and the principles that transfer to us as we lead our micro churches. Includes Bible study, teaching points and case study exercise.
Read and follow through this guide in order to learn how to lead a GIG with your non-believing friends. A Group Investigating God: a minimum of 1 Christian sitting with 1 nonbeliever discussing the Bible = GIG.
This document covers the multiple models for evangelism so your micro church can focus and commit to reaching the lost.
Use this simple diagnostic to gauge the areas of mission your microchurch excels in and which need some attention.
Sharing our stories can be a primary way of building a deep sense of fellowship in our micro churches. Here are a few ways to lay out the conversation and create space for sharing.
Help pass on DNA to members through a weekly meeting covering confession, scripture and prayer for the lost.
Leadership Sketch from Rich Lamb uncovers the role of a shepherd and how a leader can imitate one in their group. Includes Bible study, teaching points and case study exercise.
This basic test helps expand the groups understanding of who they are and see how the team is made to work as a collective to accomplish a mission.
This curriculum helps navigate those “messy” conversations in a way that honors Jesus and loves the person well. Learn what the role of the leader is and a few strategies to enhance the clarity of the conversation.
This article from 1st Assembly Gainesville discusses how you can help retain people who come visit your micro church.
This collection of ideas can be used for icebreakers, discipleship meetings, community nights or any time you want to deepen relationships in your micro church.
This Essential doc for any overseas trip helps you view various cultures along cultural indicators to help understand the depth of cultural differences beyond food and clothing.
Leadership Sketch curriculum from Rich Lamb covers the motivations for sacrifice and the rewards for disciples. Includes Bible study, teaching points and case study exercise.
This essential document for any overseas trip helps you learn how you can react to different cultures in both positive and negative ways.
Utilize Alan Hirsch’s APEST (Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Shepherd, Teacher) definitions as a group to unlock your groups maturity and team work.
This worksheet helps you think through what you consider to be your top discipleship topics by forcing you to choose a finite amount.
Navigate the depths of Matthew using three commentaries distilled down for every leader’s context.
Discover the history and method of a timeless spiritual discipline to refresh your devotional life.
This guide allows you to lead a Messianic Seder and helps you understand the Last Supper in a new (and Jewish) way. You will want to also download the corresponding PowerPoint file.
Leadership Sketches from Rich Lamb curriculum covers how we as leaders need to have a multifaceted relationship with God so that ministry is not something we do for him but something he does for us. Includes Bible study, teaching points and case study exercise.
Leadership Sketches from Rich Lamb curriculum covers how we as leaders need to see and what principles help us. Includes Bible study, teaching points and case study exercise.
The most important Bible study method in the world now is located on a bookmark. You must download this one.
This exercise help you focus on how to articulate and illustrate truths of essential passages and key issues every missionary will run across as they minister.
Use this series to guide your group through a devotional connection to the heart of God and tangible Justice. This guide will lead you for ten days participating in activities that will stretch your lifestyles and connect your hearts more deeply to the condition of the poor in our world.
Discovery Bible Studies are designed for believers and nonbelievers and streamlined so that anyone (believer and nonbelievers) can lead the Bible discussion. Use this bookmark to empower insecure and new members to facilitate the entire meeting.
Discovery Bible Studies are designed for believers and nonbelievers and streamlined so that anyone (believer and nonbelievers) can lead the Bible discussion. Use this bookmark to empower insecure and new members to facilitate the Bible study.
Learn how to lead your group into encounters with Jesus.
Bring depth to a microchurch by participating in Communion together. Breaking bread together as a community is a deeply spiritual and relational milestone for a micro church. Here is a simple guide to help you as you lead your people through communion.
A practical look at behavioral health systems for microchurch leaders.
A stylized version of the book of Romans for printing and manuscripting purposes.
Every married couple will need help in their marriage so check out a some of these simple but effective techniques to help couples regain their bearings.
This guide is designed to help a microchurch leader lead a small group through the book of Acts. It is the compilation of many commentator's thoughts and insights concerning the key ideas, background information and meaning of the original language.
Every microchurch is called to form disciples and develop apostles. Use this diagnostic to evaluate what steps individuals have taken, how you have helped and what can be done in the future to assist members in their next steps.
Use this teacher’s manual to instruct students and lead sessions about theology of the poor.
Use this manual for students to learn about theology of the poor.
Use this lesson to equip students to understand and argue against the often heard phrase, “God cannot exist because evil exists.”
This paper explains poverty systemically, biblically and how to engage ministry among the poor.
Use this document to slap your porn problem in the face through technology.
This lesson takes you through the historical arguments for the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus.
This bookmark gives a concise outline for the argument for the resurrection of Jesus.
As we begin to target (focus) our lives around a Jesus-inspired vision we need our time management to be shaped by our christocentric values. Use this worksheet tool to discern three tiers of importance and develop strategies to increase their importance throughout your week.
This apologetic lesson targets the famous “Liar, Lunatic or Lord” argument through an interactive exercise.
Unpack the 16 Infectious lies that keep people locked in unbelief. Scripture references and short descriptions by Rich Lamb.
Help your people love those who mourn by walking them through a few exercises to practice the principles.
This paper, written in the Philippines, outlines the theology and methodology for working among the poor.
This basic budgeting lesson is to help develop a streamlined budgeting process.
An introductory small group discipleship guide for INTERNATIONAL students. Use this resource from InterVarsity to learn how to share the gospel in a culturally sensitive and understandable way.
Being called is a definite topic of reflection throughout Scripture which has immediate implications for every believer's life. The Calling Lab has been designed as a tool to allow someone to walk through and hopefully discern the voice of God amid the other voices that are demanding their attention.
Here's a few techniques to help with preparation. If done well, there is plenty of room for teaching, so find ways for your teaching to be experienced, putting the students in the principles, allowing them to feel the truth, and interacting together with your teachings.
Learn how to care for diverse situations through the Word of God and cast vision for your micro church.
Potential leaders will leave, core members will have serious crisis, and unexpected turns for the worse will seem like a normal way of life. Will we be ready? To help develop and give us a fresh look at enduring chaos take a look at this document.
At a Leadership Summit we will inspire your thinking, equip you through training but ultimately how the weekend impacts your people depends how you prepare. This Leadership Summit is designed for you to lead your people so below are a few questions and suggestions to help you navigate your preparations.
Ensure your teaching is well rounded and clearly communicates what you intend. Here are a few principles to help you present what you’ve prepared. Once you’ve prepared the basics use these principles to shape your points, illustrations so they “stick” during your presentation.
Dissent is taking a position other than the one espoused by the leadership. This is not a crime. This flow chart helps walk us through a positive and constructive method of disagreement.
Assess your micro church according to the ecclesial minimum. This document was used at the Leadership Summit 2012.
When done right metrics are like a check-up that brings glory to Jesus and a clear picture of how to best care for your micro church and mission. Evaluate your micro church by asking critical questions and celebrate what Jesus has done through you.
This visual document helps lead you through the process of change.
Leadership Sketch from Rich Lamb curriculum covers the importance of vision leadership. Includes Bible study, teaching points and case study exercise.
Leadership Sketch from Rich Lamb curriculum covers how leaders need to lead by what they do. Includes Bible study, teaching points and case study exercise.
Leadership Sketch from Rich Lamb curriculum covers how leaders need to lead and the fruit it produces. Includes Bible study, teaching points and case study exercise.
This article helps walk you through how involving members can bring new life and energy to your group. In order for group members to sense ownership, there are six things they deserve.
This document helps you ask the right questions as you prep for a retreat and gives you some ideas to get you started.
This document helps you ask the right questions as you finish the semester for your micro church.
Leadership Sketch from Rich Lamb curriculum covers how Jesus and Paul passed on leadership to faithful people. Includes Bible study, teaching points and case study exercise.
With a vision for multiplication Micro Churches need to develop leaders. This visual display of leadership development helps you identify where your members are and what your role is in helping them take their next step.
This curriculum series takes you through Matthew to highlight various points of biblical leadership. The curriculum gives you main points, critical questions and action steps to translate for your mission.
Based on Tim Elmore’s Habitudes, unpack the relevant image of floods and rivers as it pertains to leadership, vision and strategy.
Designed to help you make a life ministry decision through reflection on your calling, your ministry and future. If you are looking to confirm, adjust or change the ministry you’re doing this is an extensive inventory to help you make a decision. The sections are merely a guide with the real heavy lifting coming in your own deep, substantial reflections and communal debriefing.
Learn lessons from a ministry’s life and death. We’ve all been a part of a small group of believers who begin with passion and fresh ideas to only see that same small group decline and eventually disband. Every sociological gathering of people, whether a mega-church or a small group or microchurch, will experience the lifecycle of movements. No one is immune, so learn how to lead through the ups and downs of a ministry’s life cycle.
This tool was developed to help microchurch leaders plan for the semester ahead at the Leadership Summit. However, it planning tool could be useful regardless of the season. If you'd need help working through a strategic plan to develop your people and an evangelism method, try this resource.