Are you nearing the end of your current group? Will it be multiplying into new groups at the August Grouplink? Ending can be a stressful time in the life of some groups. So much so that it feels easier to just pretend it's not going to happen. But don't do that. Don't wait until summer is over to begin thinking about how your group will end.
Believe it or not, how your group ends will have a huge influence on how your group members view the entire group experience. That's why we've put a ton of resources on this site to help you end well.
Here are a few to check out:
Ending Well Leader Training
How your group ends is so important, we've created a training to help you navigate the process the well. It includes a short video and a series of 5 weekly emails with practical steps for preparing your group to end.
Ending Well Study
This two-week study will help your group come in for a soft landing. We recommend that you do Session One six to eight weeks before your group ends. After that, lead your group through a study of your own choosing, and then come back to Session Two of Ending Well as a way of celebrating your group as it comes to an end.
Articles About Ending Well
Finally, over the years we've written a lot about why ending well matters and how to do it. These past articles are a treasure trove of information for leading your group well through the process of ending:
- Landing: The Last Four Months of Your Group
- Halloween Candy, Colonoscopies, and Ending Your Group Well
- What Do You Do to End Well?
- 6 Ways to Multiply Your Group Well
- 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Multiplying Your Group
- Why End Your Group?
- Why Do We Have to Multiply?
- Make Ending Well Easy
Ending can be one of the most stressful parts of a group experience. But you can do it well. Lean into the resources we've provided. Be proactive. And reach out to a church staff person if you need help or advice.