The mistake most churches make trying to develop a small group system is that they focus on starting small groups. Instead, they should focus on developing leaders who develop other leaders and release them for ministry. There are a minimum of four levels of leaders needed for such a system to multiply and be a long lasting system rather than a short lived program –
• Paid Staff
• Coaches
• Small Group Leaders
• Interns or Apprentices

When these leaders are in place and are multiplying regularly the small group system will flourish as long as one thing is added to the mix – all of these leaders are nurtured and retrained on monthly basis. For a look at how this works, see the following:
L.I.F.E. Groups from EBA web store or