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Game Changing Discipleship Tool

By Chris Surrat

A few months ago, I wrote about a new curriculum tool that Lifeway Christian Resources was launching called – SmallGroup.com. SmallGroup.com is an online library of over 1300 Bible studies that you can completely customize for your church’s context and needs. All you have to do is plug in your pastor’s topic or main scripture, and it builds a discussion based study that you can then change as much as you need to. You can also request a custom written study if there is not one already on the site.

Instead of staring at a blank page every week after you get your pastor’s notes, you have a biblically solid study to start with within seconds. They have now added video content, so a small group could do a Tony Evans study and have everything they need within SmallGroup.com.

I loved the idea so much that I signed up for a year’s subscription the day it launched in February. The first message series I built with SmallGroup.com was an all church campaign. It saved me hours of time, and delivered better content than I could have ever come up with on my own!

Because I believe so deeply in this discipleship tool, I am excited to announce that I am now responsible for it. I joined Lifeway last week as the Brand Manager for SmallGroup.com. I will be traveling around the country to help church leaders understand the benefits that this tool brings to the table. My first stop will be at the Catalyst Conference in Atlanta this week. I would love to connect if you are planning on attending!

I would not be taking on this role as an addition to my consulting and coaching if I did not completely believe in the mission of helping churches make disciples who make disciples. SmallGroup.com is a just small piece that can make that a little easier.


Chris Surratt is a pastor, speaker, author and ministry consultant with The Unstuck Group. He is passionate about helping people find their next steps toward God within the context of community. Chris’ first book, Small Groups For The Rest Of Us: How to Design Your Small Groups System to Reach the Fringes, will be released by Thomas Nelson on September 29, 2015.

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