Looking for an in-house way to easily create Bible studies for your small groups? Have the topic and theme but no one to write the study? Have the ability to write the study yourself but really need to spend your time on more strategic things?
You need to take a look at a new service from LifeWay that will be filling in this gap for lots of churches. SmallGroup.com makes it easy to put together custom studies that are biblically based. It’s easy to get started by choosing a topic and selecting from over 1200 studies on over 400 topics from all 66 books of the Bible. If you’re looking for a topic that you don’t see, you can request it and LifeWay’s writers will write the study at no extra charge.
The easy-to-use system also allows you to customize the end product so that it includes your unique language and look, integrating logos and color schemes to give a custom feel.
SmallGroup.com allows you to create multi-session studies to fully cover a theme or topic. You can also easily create stand-alone studies for special situations or events.
Once assembled, your study will be ready to use. You can download it, print it, or email a copy to your leaders. Or you can save it for later.
The pricing for the service is set at a sliding scale based on the number of people in small groups at your church and I feel like the price point is very reasonable. I’m always looking for ways to keep my attention focused on the things that only I can do. SmallGroup.com enables you to provide biblically based studies covering the topics you need at a reasonable price.
I took advantage of a free two week trial and easily assembled a great study. The site is easy to navigate and a downloadable quickstart guide was almost unnecessary. I picked a topic, chose from an selection of studies, and the system generated a study that lined up very well with what I was looking for. Within 20 minutes I had even customized the cover to include our church logo and color scheme.
I have to say, this is a pretty exciting innovation. It’s the next best thing to have a gifted writer-in-residence…at a fraction of the cost. And it will allow you to stay focused on building a thriving small group ministry. My advice? Take advantage of the free two week trial and see for yourself.
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