For Local Churches

Small Group information

Next Generation resources are based on current books published by

best-selling United Methodist authors, and each package includes:

 
A live, online, “Lead the Leader” session with book authors, to demonstrate the use of their books with small groups. These will begin in early June.
 
Digital copies of each book, for distribution to members of the small group.
 
A detailed Leader’s Guide in PDF format, which can be used by a group facilitator to walk the group through the session.
 
A Powerpoint slideshow which can be used with each weekly session to assist the leader/facilitator in moving the group through the session.
 
Participant handouts in PDF format, which can be sent to each group member before each weekly meeting.
 

IMPACT! by Kay Kotan and Blake Bradford

by Kay Kotan and Blake Bradford
The ancient church spread rapidly throughout the Mediterranean world and, centuries later, the Methodist Church spread like wildfire on the American frontier, thanks largely to lay Christians who shared the Christian faith in their homes and communities. Over time, our primary church leadership models have emphasized the leadership of the clergy and have devalued the ministry of the laity. IMPACT! offers practical and proven plans to help clergy and laity partner together again to spread the Gospel in a new day and age! 

Kay Kotan is a name known and trusted by districts, conferences and local churches throughout the world. As a popular speaker, Kay presents material from IMPACT! at conferences and churches throughout North America. Now your small group, congregation, district or conference can learn together ways to make an impact for Christ. Your small group members will grow in faith while learning how to better partner together, both clergy and laity, to make this type of impact.

 

In addition, we will host live, online, “Lead the Leader” sessions, led by Kay Kotan and Phil Maynard. During these sessions, they will offer suggestions on how to use these studies in your small groups.

 Purchase Options

$109 $89
Small group up to 6 members
$169 $129
Small group up to 12 members
$269 $199  
Congregation License
(up to 100 participants)

Disciple Like Jesus by P. Maynard and E. Pipkin

by Phil Maynard and Eddie Pipkin

We know we exist to make disciples that reflect the life of Jesus our role model.  We also know that disciples are called to make disciples of Jesus.  That is our mission. Congregations all over the country are looking for a way to make this mission a reality.  They also know that what is currently happening to do this is falling short of the goal. Disciple Like Jesus, a new resource by Dr. Phil Maynard, is designed to address this very issue.  Phil presents a deeper understanding of discipleship than ‘butts in the pews’ and ‘dollars in the plate.’ 

He gives a framework for understanding and living into the life modeled by Jesus and some specific behaviors that help us get there.  Phil also shows how very ordinary disciples can do extraordinary work in helping others grow as disciples through the very skills that Jesus demonstrated. Disciple Like Jesus is an invitation to a new vision for discipleship and description of how to bring that vision to reality.

 

In addition, we will host live, online, “Lead the Leader” sessions, led by Kay Kotan and Phil Maynard. During these sessions, they will offer suggestions on how to use these studies in your small groups.

 Purchase Options

$109 $89
Small group up to 6 members
$169 $129
Small group up to 12 members
$269 $199  
Congregation License
(up to 100 participants)

Launching Leaders
by Kotan and Phil Schroeder

 

by Kay Kotan and Phil Schroeder

Why is leadership so important? Competent leadership provides direction, accountability, guidance, and support. Leaders also provide motivation and direction toward a common purpose and goals.

Leaders are cheerleaders for productivity, effectiveness, and efficiency. Good leaders are role models and mentors for developing leadership in others.

Leaders strengthen the people and organization they are serving. Without leadership there is no forward momentum. The people and organization become stuck at best and often times decline.

Leaders point and lead people towards the organization’s vision. Leaders are equippers. Leaders not only manage change and conflict well, they are sometimes the ones that initiate it because it leads the organization in accomplishing its mission and vision.

This resource pushes the envelope of the expectations of a traditional church leader. After all, we believe we have a crisis in spiritual leadership because we have been, indeed, playing it too safe. It is time to equip, release, and encourage gutsy spiritual leaders! God’s Word calls for leaders and calls leaders.

 Purchase Options

$109 $89
Small group up to 6 members
$169 $129
Small group up to 12 members
$269 $199  
Congregation License
(up to 100 participants)