Let the church body disciple each other.
Today’s churches are finding one of the best ways to assimilate new members – and disciple current members – is to foster a strong small groups ministry. Groups create a sense of belonging and create the kind of life-changing relationships that lead to real Kingdom impact.
But church groups can be hard to manage. That’s why some churches have taken a hands-off approach. Unfortunately, that approach can mean your church misses valuable opportunities. If your organization wants to take your small groups ministry to the next level, you’ve got to have a good plan.
"You might come to a church of 2 or 3 thousand on a Sunday, and you don’t know anyone. But I can help you by standing in the hallway, and I have my laptop with my Access ACS portal open and ask: Where do you live? What days of the week are you free? What kind of community are you looking for? Then I help you find a group. Then I follow up using the database, and say, OK, how was your group, is that environment working for you? Do you feel like you’re growing?"
- Nadine Morrison, Small group admin assistant, Zion Church, Largo, Md.
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Which product is right for you?
ACS is our most comprehensive solution for churches. Online Groups (via Access ACS) includes key small group management tools in one dynamic, online management communication system.
Realm, the next generation, web-based software, includes customizable online group management tools great for prayer, Bible study, leadership – whatever you need.
The City is a private social network created specifically for the church that gives every group in your church a private space for sharing life and ministry throughout the week.