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Boost your skills and confidence for effective ministry

You Make a Difference

You love Jesus. You love being in ministry. You love using your gifts and talents to do exactly what God has called you to do.

But...you could use a little help. Maybe you have days when you’re not very confident that you know what you’re doing. Sometimes you’re not really sure if you’re being all that effective at discipling others. And, if you’re honest, you wonder whether you’re truly reaching the people God has sent your way.

You’re not alone. Virtually every ministry leader could use a boost, some practical wisdom, and a healthy dose of inspiration to help them reach their God-given potential.

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You Will:

  • Get practical ideas to use right away
  • Deepen friendships with others as you learn
  • Learn in a way that fits your learning style
  • Grow your friendship with Jesus along the way
  • Experience firsthand what you’re learning (not just read or listen about it)
  • Gain confidence

Training Options To Meet Your Needs

Whether you want to grow in children’s ministry, youth ministry, or ministry leadership, Group can help you be more effective, more fruitful, and more fulfilled. You can choose live regional events, online training, in-person training at your church, or training at Group headquarters in Colorado.

Group U Online Training

Group U Online Courses

At a Glance

Our online courses give you the skills you need to be an effective ministry leader, such as how to teach as Jesus taught, how to ignite your volunteers, and how to manage change.

Format

Online courses & certifictions

When Is It

Self-paced

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Church Safety and Security

Church Safety and Security

At a Glance

Help your church’s safety and security team learn foundational principles and develop best practices that can be immediately applied to your ministry.

Format

Multiple in-person regional locations

When Is It

Multiple dates

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Children's Ministry Local Training

Children's Ministry Local Training

At a Glance

This half-day, hands-on workshop, “Cultivating Courage,” explores what it takes to help kids grow their friend-ship with God.

Format

Multiple in-person regional locations

When Is It

Multiple dates

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Youth Ministry Local Training

Youth Ministry Local Training

At a Glance

This half day of training, focuses on creating a ministry environment that naturally grows stronger faith in teenagers.

Format

Multiple in-person regional locations

When Is It

Multiple dates

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VBS Fun Shops

VBS Fun Shops

At a Glance

Half-day events where you’ll learn how to create amazing decorations; experience a “Day at VBS”; network with other VBS leaders; and learn how to plan and coordinate an amazing Group VBS.

Format

Multiple in-person regional locations

When Is It

Multiple dates

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Future of the Church Summit

Future Of The Church

At a Glance

This one-of-a-kind participatory event is a “think-outside-the-box” opportunity to discuss, learn, and help shape the future of the church.

Format

In-person at Group’s headquarters

When Is It

October 24-26, 2018

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Children’s Ministry Magazine

Children’s Ministry Magazine

At a Glance

The field’s best source for the latest news and insights on an ever-changing children’s ministry landscape is now free!

Format

Online and in your mailbox

When Is It

Monthly free subscription

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Next Level Speaker Training

Next Level Speaker Training

At a Glance

This 3-day intensive training uncovers must-know insights from the pros on how to fully engage your audience with a memorable presentation.

Format

In-person at Group’s headquarters

When Is It

February 11-13, 2019

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Embracing Change Workshop

Embracing Change

At a Glance

This online course gives you a proven process for leading organizational change—without rebellion, resignations, or regret.

Format

6 weekly online sessions

When Is It

October 9 – November 13, 2018

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Bring Training to Your Church

Bring Training to Your Church

At a Glance

Group sends your church a highly trained expert for a half day or full day of interactive instruction, and then you customize everything else.

Format

Hosted at your church

When Is It

You decided the dates and times

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Creating a Thriving Volunteer Culture

Creating a Thriving Volunteer Culture

At a Glance

This online course helps you examine barriers that often keep people from attending church and getting involved.

Format

6 weekly online sessions

When Is It

September 18 – October 23, 2018

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childrensministry.com

childrensministry.com

At a Glance

ChildrensMinistry.com is a place where you'll get sound advice and encouragement from today’s children’s ministry experts.

Format

Articles, podcasts, videos, & resources

When Is It

24/7 365, it’s all online!

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youthministry.com

youthministry.com

At a Glance

YouthMinistry.com is an online community of people who create experiences with one goal in mind: to help people grow in relationship with Jesus and each other.

Format

Articles, podcasts, videos, & resources

When Is It

24/7 365, it’s all online!

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refreshthechurch.com

refreshthechurch.com

At a Glance

RefreshTheChurch.com is passionate about supporting the local church—and here to help you build a healthy, thriving ministry that will meet the needs of your community.

Format

Articles, podcasts, videos, & resources

When Is It

24/7 365, it’s all online!

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