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The popularity of small groups has created a huge demand for quality session plans. Send yours to us at and we will post them on our website so that congregations can have easy access to these resources. Or just write and let us know what you think!

About Small Group Ministry

There is a revolution taking place in Unitarian Universalist congregations. It is estimated that over two thirds of our congregations are now working with some form of small group ministry. In these congregations small groups meet twice per month, either in participants’ homes or in the church. Participants gather to explore topics prepared for them by a minister or committee or identified by a group leader.

Several Unitarian Universalist ministers have published a model for “doing” small group ministry. They shared a common vision that spread like wildfire. The result is that nearly all of our congregations use a standard format for their small group sessions. This is significant as sessions written using this format can be used in almost any Unitarian Universalist small group ministry.

Book-driven session plans serve to meet the critical need for prepared session plans and support the work of our congregations in promoting spiritual growth. Both reading and small group work are forms of spiritual discipline. Preparing session plans based on book titles is a way to connect the two and support our congregations in a way that encourages deeper exploration of our values and experiences through reading.

To learn more about how to develop a small group ministry in your congregation, see The Complete Guide to Small Group Ministry: Saving the World Ten at a Time, by Robert L. Hill.

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Last updated on Thursday, December 12, 2013.

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