Small Groups For The Rest Of Us

Next_SmallGroupsForTheRestOfUs_RD4I am so excited that my book, Small Groups For The Rest Of Us, finally releases today! Although I wrote it over the last year and a half, it was actually a several year process as we experimented and refined the ideas for helping everyone find community.

My prayer is that the concepts in the book will lead to bigger and better ideas for those who read them. This book is not meant to be a “how to” manual, but a conversation starter for small group teams trying to discover new ways to make disciples who make disciples.

The ultimate goal of everything we do should be discipleship. Helping people take their next steps toward becoming more like Jesus. If Small Groups For The Rest Of Us takes someone on that journey, then it was a success.

I wrote this book for several different people:

  • Small groups point people who are tasked with the difficult job of convincing people in their church that they need biblical community. With our lives already maxed out with what has to get done every day, adding on a few hours every week for a small group seems impossible.
  • Senior Pastors who are trying to make the idea of small groups work in their churches. So many pastors know they need to offer community, but they don’t know how to get traction with it.
  • Small group leaders who want to start groups that are open to everyone, not just the typical church attender.
  • Those small group apprentices and attenders who are about ready to start new groups for new people.

If you pick up a copy of the book and it is a blessing in any way, please let me know. You can contact me through the blog, or by emailing me at I would love to celebrate what God is doing through your ministry!

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About the author

Chris Surratt is a ministry consultant and coach with more than twenty years of experience serving the local church. Chris served on the Executive Teams at Cross Point Church in Nashville, TN., and Seacoast Church in Charleston, S.C., prior to becoming the Discipleship and Small Groups Specialist for LifeWay Christian Resources. He is the author of Small Groups for the Rest of Us and the just released, Leading Small Groups: How to Gather, Launch, Lead, and Multiply Your Small Group.