In this episode I talk with NextGen Pastor, Gina McClain, about building a lead small culture for kids and students. Gina talks about her experience in past churches, how she lead through the transition from Sunday school to small groups, and the lasting impact of small groups. Gina also teases the course she'll be teaching with Ministry Boost this fall all about small groups for kids and students.

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Ministry Boost recently launched – an organization led by myself, Kenny Conley, and Kevin Monahan dedicated to helping you fast forward growth in your ministry through training and consulting for ministry leaders. We’ll also be offering coaching in partnership with YouLead Coaching.

Register for Gina's course, all about small groups for kids and students & check out the other options here.


Be sure to check out the dates and locations for Orange Tour at and get your tickets today!

Links Mentioned in This Episode

Episode 015: Gina McClain on Small Groups and Sticking With Your Church

Episode 077: “Don't Quit” with Gina McClain and Jessica Bealer

Guts and Glory of Small Groups – Check out Gina’s book for practical advice on implementing the small group model in your ministry

Don't QuitGina and Jessica Bealer explore practical ways you can intentionally build a structure and strategy that will give you hope and resilience in difficult seasons
Lead Small – Five big ideas every small group leader needs to know
Creating a Lead Small Culture – A handbook for establishing small groups in your ministry

Action Items

  1. Get the books Lead Small, Creating a Lead Small Culture, and Guts and Glory of Small Groups
  2. If you're implementing small groups, map out a plan for the transition
  3. Check out Gina's course, Effective Small Groups for Kids and Students, at

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