Developed by the folks at RightNow.org, this resource has a lot to offer. RightNow Training allows you to customize and email training videos directly to your small group leaders (or Bible study leaders, Sunday School teachers, women’s or men’s study leaders, etc.). In addition, there are training videos for pastors, youth workers, and marketplace ministers.
There are videos for new leaders and experienced leaders. There are training posts on group dynamics, real life issues, marriage issues, and serving issues. This is a very extensive collection that includes training by experts like Bill Search, Mac Lake, Spence Shelton, Heather Zempel and many more.
In addition, your subscription includes full length training sessions led by Erwin McManus, Francis Chan, Matt Carter, Matt Chandler, Larry Osborne, Tony Evans, Mark Batterson, and many of the best known communicators.
How does it work? Actually, RightNow Training is offered along with RightNow Media, and is a subscription based program based on the size of your congregation. What does it cost? Think of it as the price of a monthly cell phone bill…for all the small group leaders in your congregation!*
In my mind, one of the most challenging aspects of small group ministry development is leader development. In the time crunch that is our culture (and I’m finding this to be true in most parts of the world), it is increasingly difficult to gather leaders for centralized training. Busy schedules and regional ministries with lengthy drive times coupled with the pace of life make it far more attractive to de-centralize training and deliver a just-in-time experience…right to a laptop or smart phone. RightNow Training allows high quality training with convenience.
If you haven’t taken a look at RightNow Training, you need to check this out. I think you’ll find it to be a great solution to the training needs of your leaders.
*Determined by the size of your congregation, the current monthly pricing ranges from $69.99 (for churches under 100) to $399.99 (for churches over 3000).