Group Tools

Explore this list of valuable resources to find a tool that may be the perfect fit for your group's needs.  Each title in the list links to a PDF that you may download and print.

Challenges in Your Group

Challenges of Group Dynamics

Childcare

Handling Small Group Crises

Monopolizers & Onlookers

Multiplying When No One Wants to Divide

Taming Tangents in Bible Study

Top Ten Small Group Problems

Closure & What's Next

Bringing Closure to Your Group

Discussion Guides by Level

Neighborhood Cookouts

Q Place Reflections (Check Downloads for Word Document)

Selecting Bible Study Guides

What Should We Study Next?

Guidelines, Formats, Checklists

Checklist: Group Effectiveness

Checklist: Participants

Checklist: Question-Asker

Format: Trial Meeting

Guidelines

Quickstart Guide

Healthy Group Dynamics

Icebreaker Questions

The Inductive Method

The Initial Stage of Small Group Development

Filling the Empty Chair

Praying Together

Q Place Guidelines

Tough Questions Discovery Process

When You Are the Question-Asker

Inviting People into Your Group

Invitation Samples

Invitation Best Practices


Discussion Options

1-Sheet Bible Discussions

Can I Know God Personally? (read more)

 

Bible Conversation Cards

Anxiety

Does My Life Have Meaning?

How Can Psalms Help Us Pray?

Is There More to Life than This?

Marriage

Parenting

Where's God When I Hurt?

Who Is Jesus?

 

Bible Study Discussion Guides

Q Place Discussion Guides by Level

Selecting Bible Study Guides

What Should We Study Next?

 

Thanksgiving Discussions (1-session each)

Gratitude (Psalm 103)

Thankfulness (Philippians 4:6-8)

 

Christmas Party & Discussions (1-session each)

A Christmas Party . . . about Christmas!
This resource is a practical how-to for hosting a holiday party that includes a discussion centered on Christmas. Invite neighbors, co-workers, and friends of different spiritual backgrounds to enjoy a time of sharing and getting to know each other. This might even pave the way for launching a Q Place group in January.

The Cost of Christmas
Explores the cost of Christmas for Mary, Joseph, the wise men, and Jesus himself.
For groups that are brand new to the Bible.

Empty or Full?
Compares the Old Testament character Ruth with Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Works well for groups with some Bible experience.

The Greatest Gift
Focuses on the gift that God gave to us in Christ. It incorporates the events of Jesus’ birth, a study of the gifts brought by the wise men to him, and time to consider our response to God's gift.
A good fit for groups with some Bible experience.

Who Is this Child?
Invites participants to explore the full identity of this baby born in Bethlehem, from an ancient prophecy of the Messiah, to dramatic birth  announcements given by angels.
Recommended for groups with some Bible experience.