I am honored to lead the Resources Division at LifeWay and serve with a team of leaders who are passionate to serve the Church in Her mission of making disciples. Each Wednesday, I share the heart behind one of the resources our team has developed and give an opportunity for you to register to win a free copy of the resource. This week’s resource is smallgroup.com, a subscription-based, custom Bible study tool for pastors and group leaders who create their own curriculum.
Writing your own Bible study is serious work. It takes time. It takes talent. It takes theological knowledge. Then it takes a lot more time. I know this to be true not only because I served at a church that developed its own Bible study content, but also because I hear the stories of church leaders who interact with LifeWay.
Just two weeks ago, members of our smallgroup.com team were at a conference talking with church leaders who write their own Bible studies. Their testimonies were consistent – “I love giving my church studies that fit our church and fit we’re God is taking our church, but it just takes so much time.” For leaders in those shoes smallgroup.com is good news. In fact, when one of the conference attendees heard how smallgroup.com could help him create custom content more quickly, he passionately, unashamedly, and without warning, bear-hugged a member of our team. That’s right. Smallgroup.com makes pastors who write their own Bible studies spontaneously hug strangers.
Smallgroup.com makes it possible for pastors and group leaders to create custom Bible studies in minutes. This is accomplished through a web-based tool that combines a vast and expanding library of Bible studies with a convenient tool that lets churches and groups quickly customize the content. We’ve digitizing a massive library of Bible study content written by seminary trained curriculum specialists at LifeWay and made it easy to make it your own. It happens in three steps:
1) Pick Your Topic, Text or Length of Series: Quickly search from 1,200+ studies on over 400 topics from all 66 books of the Bible.
2) Customize As Needed: Ensure the best fit by adding or removing questions to help you achieve your discussion goal.
3) Share It. (Or save it for later): Download it, print it, or email a copy to your group leaders.
Oh, and if you can’t find the study you need, you can just request it and the smallgroup.com team will make it for you.
If you are interested, now is your chance to try smallgroup.com for two weeks for free. This is an opportunity for you to fully explore the tool and see how it can help you create custom Bible studies in a fraction of the time it would ordinarily take you. Just head to smallgroup.com and click “start my free try now.” I think you’ll like it. I think it might start a hug renaissance.
Also, I am giving away two annual subscriptions to smallgroup.com.
To enter for a chance to win one of the two free annual subscriptions to smallgroup.com for your our your church, click here and register for a free preview of smallgroup.com before 12:01 a.m. CST, Thursday May 28th. You must register at smallgroup.com in order to be eligible to win a free annual subscription.