Mom's Groups Curriculum Guide
The following studies (displayed by topic) come highly recommended by our mom's groups team. Some of the studies are specifically for moms. All are studies our mom's groups have found helpful and interesting.
At the bottom of this page, you'll find tips and suggestions for leading your group following the curriculum suggestions.
Growth: Training vs. Trying
Recommended Resources By Category
First 6 Weeks
- Community: Starting Well in Your Small Group Get Study | Leader Resources (8 Sessions)
- Group Agreement
- Birds on a Wire 6-week Studies by Karen Stubbs
- No More Perfect Moms by Jill Savage (10 Chapters in 7 Sessions; skip chapters 4, 5, and 9)
- Future Family, Message 5: "Our Way, A Way" by Andy and Sandra Stanley
- Parent Unscripted
- Praying the Scriptures for Your Children by Jodie Berndt
- Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys by Stephen James and David Thomas
- 5 Conversations You Must Have with your Daughter by Vicki Courtney
- Seamless: Understanding the Bible as One Complete Story by Angie Smith (7 Sessions)
- Growth: Training vs. Trying by John Ortberg, Laurie Pederson & Judson Poling (7 Sessions)
- The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer (6 Sessions)
- The Prodigal God by Tim Keller (6 Sessions)
- Kelly Minter Living Room Series (1, 2, 3 John; Nehemiah; Ruth)
- New Community Bible Series
- SOURCE: Abraham (6 Sessions)
- SOURCE: Galatians (6 Sessions)
- SOURCE: James (5 Sessions)
- SOURCE: Jonah & Nahum (6 Sessions)
- SOURCE: Mission (Acts 13–28) (6 Sessions)
- SOURCE: Ruth & Esther (5 Sessions)
Personal Growth / Felt Needs
- The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst (6 Sessions)
- Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the midst of Raw Emotions by Lysa Terkeurst (6 Sessions)
- Comparison Trap by Andy & Sandra Stanley (4 Sessions)
- Stuck by Jennie Allen (8 Sessions)
- Restless: Because You Were Made for More by Jennie Allen (8 Sessions)
In between studies? Select one of our one-week studies as a way to engage with your group on important topics like giving, serving, and investing in those who don’t know Christ as well as to understand each other’s personalities, spiritual gifts, or spiritual pathways.
How your group ends matters. It will shape how you view the entire experience. That's why we created a two-session resource to help you end well. We recommend that you do the first session 6 to 8 weeks before you end your group. After that, lead your group through a study of your own choosing, and then come back to do Session Two of Ending Well as a way of celebrating your group as it comes to an end.
60 Seconds on... Leading Well
Tips on Choosing Studies
- Shorter studies are better (6 weeks or fewer).
- Do a study based on “felt need” early on (related to how to be/have a better ______).
- Work in a study about spiritual growth or relational boundaries at least once during each year the group is together.
- Try a book or study of the Bible at least once during each year the group is together.
- Pick two studies back-to-back that flow well from one to the other,
- Consider: “Now that I’ve heard my group members' stories, what do they need to know and do to help them take a next step?"
- Ask your group for input: “I’d like to learn more about ______.”
Other Leader Tips
- Take the last week of the month off.
- Encourage people to connect outside of group during that week.
- Try to serve together once each semester.
- Plan on meeting about 12 weeks per semester together.