Those of us who’ve been working in ministries with a small group environment for a while have seen, first-hand, the value of leading small. We’ve seen kids’ faces light up when they spot their small group leader on Sunday morning. We’ve seen small group leaders bravely walk through tragedy with the families of their few. We’ve heard of kids insisting their small group leaders come to their birthday parties and meet their other friends. And, if we’ve been doing this for a long while, we’ve seen kids who grew up in great small groups transition to become excellent small group leaders themselves.

But, if your ministry is fairly new at small groups, or just considering implementing the idea, it can be a little intimidating. There can be lots of questions like: what makes a small group environment different than a traditional classroom? And, how do you create such an environment?

Our friends over at Orange Books are offering some great deals this week. You can get any of the deals, any day this week, but we really like today’s featured deal:Buy one copy of the book Creating a Lead Small Culture, and get all of the following:
  • “Transitioning to a Lead Small Culture” (Orange Conference 2014 breakout by Elle Campbell and Kenny Conley, audio file)
  • “Say Yes to a Lead Small Culture” (Orange Conference 2014 breakout by Carey Nieuwhof, audio file)
  • A three-month trial membership to Weekly (an online subscription to empower your small group leaders and parents)
Plus, when you tweet or share on Facebook any of the deals using the hashtag #OrangeBooks, you’ll be entered to win a prize. Go to OrangeBooks.com to learn more.