A2 Ministries offers a range of services to meet the needs of people where they are.
ONE OR TWO-DAY SMALL GROUP TRAINING
This option is perfect for a Friday night and all-day Saturday event. Great to invite existing group leaders, new leaders, and staff – to all get on the “same page”. This workshop will teach a model of growing groups, multiplying leaders, multiplying groups, and even multiplying new worship gatherings.
Small Group Leader Training (new small group leaders)
This is a two-day (8-9 hours) workshop that is designed for creating common vision for your small group ministry and/or church. This workshop is ideal to work with all church leaders, small group leaders, and church staff. This could also be ideal for a Friday night and all-day Saturday retreat. This workshop is also a great “kick-off” for new small group leaders, to give them tools for starting a group and beginning a group with common vision from the start. Level 1 is a practical course, geared at the basics of discipleship, how to launch small groups, how to identify and birth new small groups, and how to maintain a culture of multiplication in the church.
Ideal Calendar Times:
Early fall – September / October
New calendar year – late January or early February
Contents of Level 1 Course:
Session 1: Intro and Vision of Small Groups
Session 2: Small Group Life – Definition and Purpose (internal focus)
Session 3: Small Group Life – Group Dynamics (internal focus)
Session 4: Small Group Life – Developing New Groups and New Leaders
Session 5: Small Group Life – Evangelism through the Small Group (external focus)
Session 6: Multiplication and Small Group Resources (external focus)
Session 7: Group Vision and Commissioning
Small Group Training (coaching and mentoring leaders)
Level 2 curriculum is a one-day course (7 sessions) on “Coaching” and “Next level” Christian Leadership – for those leaders who have birthed new small groups and are now mentoring and coaching other small group leaders. Topics include: Spiritual warfare, Fasting/Praying for healing, Spiritual disciplines, Christian personal and family balance, how to mentor and lead others, and more!
WEEKEND RETREAT – SMALL GROUP TRAINING
This model would be perfect for getting a team away for a Friday-Saturday retreat. Spend 3 hours in workshop on Friday night and 5-6 hours of training on a Saturday. With the additional time away, this model is ideal for spending time vision casting and developing a plan of action.
We can also help with various consulting services: We can also teach a COACHING workshop, for those who are mentoring leaders; We can lead Encounter retreats (28-hour retreat focused on spiritual freedom and launching people into the life of discipleship; and helping with strategic planning and annual Small Group / Discipleship project management.
We also have conducted these workshops in various international settings and in addition to English workbooks, we have translated modules in Spanish, Arabic, Lugandan, French, and Swahili. (Burmese and Filipino are currently being translated).
NEXT RETREAT IS AUGUST 26-27, 2022 - Charlotte, NC ($125)
WHAT IS ENCOUNTER RETREAT? A LIFE-CHANGING RETREAT with God! This overnight retreat will help you to experience spiritual freedom and also experience the love and mercy of Jesus in a personal and powerful way. This retreat is designed to help launch people into the life of discipleship. This retreat is ideal for new converts, new members, or those who need to loose chains, sins, habits, addictions, or life challenges that are keeping them from being all that God wants them to be!
Over the course of the 28 hour retreat, participant’s will sense God’s presence through teaching, interaction with others, and several enjoyable surprises. We can help coordinate, organize, and train your team on developing an on-going retreat for your church.
Here are a few comments from Encounter attendees:
I have a totally new life.
I left my guilt and fear at the cross.
I am secure in God’s love.
I was delivered from drugs and alcohol.
God healed my legs.
I found Jesus.
I have a new family in Christ.
I have no more bitterness.
I let go of baggage that I carried for 30 years.
A2 Ministries offers a 7-session Marriage Conference called “Foundations“, that focuses on the critical foundations for a successful marriage. Sessions include: Spiritual foundation, Financial foundation, Communication and Conflict Resolution foundation, Intimacy foundation, plus many more topics! This workshop could be utilized on-site for a weekend retreat or (7) weekly sessions.