Author: Elle Campbell

HOW TO | Make a Small Group Leader Library

This week on the blog, we’re featuring some ideas that we’re hoping will help you better train, equip, and lead your Small Group Leaders. Why? Because we think Small Group Leaders are some of the most important people in the world. For me and Kenny, they’re the people who are doing the majority of the hands-on ministry in the lives of our middle schoolers. And because they’re so important and wonderful and essential to what we do, we want to do everything we possibly can to help our Small Group Leaders be the best people, Jesus-followers, and Small Group Leaders they can possibly be.

Thus… our Small Group Leader Library.

We mentioned this Library idea on Monday, when we gave you a peek at our 11 favorite small group supplies – the 11 things that we always keep on hand for our Small Group Leaders.

The idea for this Small Group Leader Library came about for a pretty simple reason – we wanted to help our team continue learning and growing so that they could be the best Small Group Leaders ever. So we collaborated with our High School Ministry, came up with a list of our favorite books, and decided to make them available to our volunteers – in a library format!

So today, we want to give you a closer look at that Library, as well as some step-by-step instructions so you can make one yourself. Ready? Here we go…


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11 Must-Have Small Group Supplies

When Kenny and I aren’t doing Stuff You Can Use, we’re doing Middle School Ministry at an awesome church in Buffalo, NY. It’s pretty fun. We’re learning a lot, we’re trying a lot, and part of the reason this blog exists is so we can share with you some of our experiences and experiments. Maybe some things we share will spark something really genius in your ministry context. That’s what we’re up to in today’s post.

One of our personal core philosophies in ministry is this: in everything we do, we want to set up our Small Group Leaders to win with their students. In every aspect of ministry, we want to give our Small Group Leaders every opportunity and resource they need to be successful. Because they’re the heart and hands of what we do.

One of the ways we’ve tried to do that has been to create a Small Group Leader Supply Station. It’s sort of a one-stop shop for anything and everything our Small Group Leaders (or SGL’s) might need. Today, we wanted to give you a peek at it!


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Kenny and Elle Campbell

Hi. We’re Kenny and Elle Campbell, founders of Stuff You Can Use. We’ve been doing youth ministry for over twenty combined years and love every second of it. Thanks for stopping by, we hope you find this resource helpful!

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