11 Principles for Improving Your Church's Small Groups

Blog. Andy Rowell. March 22, 2007.


This short blog provides practical tips for implementing a small group ministry.


small group tips, how to determine curriculum, when to have small group leader meetings

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders



Practical Applications

  • Learn how to start and strengthen a small group ministry in your congregation.
  • Spark discussion and explore what small group structure will work in your congregation.

About the Contributor

Matt Burke

Matt Burke is the director of the Northeast Center for Congregations in Fort Wayne and serves as the Center’s Education Director statewide. Matt has a background in classroom, digital and experiential education and most recently served as the associate director of Learning Science at Kaplan Test Prep. He is passionate about using education to develop deeper faith in congregational participants.

Matt earned a B.A. in Religion from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and a Masters of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Kelly, and his two sons, Silas and Levi. Matt also loves storytelling in films, books and music and finding the intersections of faith and popular culture.

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