“How do I get my small group curriculum out to others?”
If you’re a small group or church leader, you may have run into this problem before. With the growing popularity of small groups, it can be difficult to keep up with the need for all the curriculum.
Additionally, many churches want to connect with their congregation midweek, but don’t have the right tools (like an online bible study platform) to do so. Some churches decide to create their own website just for this purpose, while others choose to exclusively use pre-written curriculum.
Well, I’m here to tell you there are other ways!
Small Group Communication Using Paper and Text
Printing out your study and handing it out to people is a great way to get your small group curriculum out. If you are the kind of person who is able to stay on top of printing out your curriculum week to week, using paper is a very involved and fun way to do it.
At the beginning of the study try handing out binders to your group. Every week give them the newest section that you are in in the study. This will keep them drawn in and excited about what is next. And, for those who like to look ahead, this will help them stay on track.
The only downfall to this method is that
Even just printing out one lesson can get costly after a while. Staying in contact with paper is also out of the question (unless you are going to start using carrier pigeons 😉). This is why some have started using text to communicate.
While texting is a great way to stay in contact and share thoughts and opinions, group texts can get a little daunting. There are also those who don’t have unlimited texting or even a phone, and they may feel the need to opt out. This is when most resort to using email.
Email is probably one of the most used forms of communication. Many churches like to use email to send regular updates and prayer chains.
Using email will get your small group curriculum to who you want it to, but that is pretty much where it’s best qualities end. As one of the oldest forms of online communication, it has started to become a little outdated. When it comes to staying in contact with your small group email has a tendency of becoming messy.
To make emails easier to send out, many churches have turned to products like
Social media such as Facebook is a good way of getting your small group curriculum out. Some churches have even started using Facebook as a way to connect with their congregation throughout the week.
Putting your sermon video on Facebook and uploading questions underneath is great for midweek small group discussions. With Facebook, you can create a Facebook Group for your small group, and post updates and questions exclusively to them.
There’s also the Facebook messenger app: Facebook messenger takes away the need for a phone and is a quick and easy way to stay in contact with
Overall, Facebook is a great way to share and keep your small group and church together and moving forward. However, a big drawback to using Facebook are the distractions that come with the platform.
StudyChurch is an online website that was made for all of these reasons. Keeping groups connected, interested, and up to date is all made easy. Your small group curriculum can also be distributed to participants – but that’s not all it can do!
StudyChurch was uniquely designed to be an easier way for you to create your own studies as well. Our “Create Your Own Bible Study” feature is easy to use and takes away so much of the stress that comes with writing.
With the unique feature of having your group’s discussions, questions, and study all in one place,
Get Your Small Group Curriculum in the Right Hands
Getting your small group curriculum out to users is a tricky business. What is the best way you have found to get your curriculum out to your disciples? Comment below with your answer!
As a small group leader, it can be hard to know the best ways to reach out to your group. Check out Five tools Every Small Group Leader Needs for an outline of some of the most important things to use in your small group setting.