There are more ways to measure the effectiveness of groups besides attendance. It’s time we had a breakthrough in the way we think about group ministry success. 

Groups have four main tasks that create balanced ministry and a healthy group life. Using the acrostic LIFE, these four essential tasks are presented along with 16 diagnostic questions to help pastors, group leaders, and group members discover where improvement is needed. 

Featured Speaker

Ken Braddy

Director of Sunday School for Lifeway Christian Resources

Ken Braddy is the Director of Sunday School for Lifeway Christian Resources and author of Breakthrough: Creating a New Scorecard for Group Ministry Success. Braddy manages the work of the editorial teams that create all of the ongoing Bible studies that Lifeway produces for adults, such as Bible Studies For Life, Explore The Bible, MasterWork, The Gospel Project, YOU, and more. Through Ken’s work at Lifeway, and the hard work of the men and women on his team, he has the privilege of serving the Bible study needs of approximately 2.5-3 million adults each week.

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Small Group Tour 2023

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Held at three different locations

May 23, 2023
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Ironbridge Church, Chester
10900 Iron Bridge Rd, Chester, VA 23831

May 24, 2023
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Mount Hermon Baptist Church, Danville
4385 Franklin Tpke, Danville, VA 24540

May 25, 2023
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

NorthStar Church, Blacksburg
3929 Prices Fork Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24060

Conference Schedule

9:30 AM • Doors Open
10:00 AM • Morning Session

Creating A New Scorecard for Group Ministry Success
A church without discipleship is just a gathering. Research has proven that groups matter, and they are integral as part of your church’s disciple-making strategy. As COVID is ending, groups must relearn why they exist, and how they can be a part of each person’s journey along a discipleship pathway. Come and learn 4 key tasks of groups that will position them for success in a post-COVID world. If you’ve measured group ministry success by attendance, it’s time we helped you build a new scorecard.

12:00 PM • Lunch
1:00 PM • Afternoon Session

A 5-Step Formula That Grows Your Group Ministry
For over 100 years a famous formula has been used by savvy church leaders to grow their Bible teaching ministries. Simple yet powerful, this formula may be the key to unlocking the potential your church has to reach people in 2023 and beyond. These 5 steps can be implemented by churches of all sizes and in all kinds of locations. Learn what these crucial steps are, how they came about, and how you can use them today to grow your church.

2:00 PM • Conclusion

Staff Contacts

Steve BradshawSteve Bradshaw

Director of Evangelism & Ministry Resources


Rachel Clark

Ministry Resources Event Coordinator