Do For A Few: Training in how to Lead Small (Review)

by admin October 27, 2015   Reviews

Have you ever read Lead Small? Do you use Orange curriculum or apps?

How do you train your leaders?  Once a year I take all my leaders to a training event.  I also try to do one in house.  The goal is to do two each year, one in November, and one in February.  I have adopted the Lead Small language, and because of that I was looking for training material that would help my leaders Lead Small in a larger youth ministry.  Last summer, I came across the resource, Do For A Few: Training in how to Lead Small.  Once I download it and watched the bit sized video, I was excited at how I could use these right away in my ministry and in the future.

Here is what you get in For A Few: Training in how to Lead Small material: 

Contents include:

    • Event Guide
    • 6 videos by Reggie Joiner (QuickTime .mp4)
      1. Intro (9:03)
      2. Be Present (8:18)
      3. Create a Safe Place (7:38)
      4. Partner with Parents (9:03)
      5. Make it Personal (4:00)
      6. Move Them Out (7:35)
  • Video outlines
  • Discussion Questions
  • Do For A Few Prezi
  • Do For A Few Slides
  • Do For A Few graphics to help you promote your event

Here is what we love about these training videos: 

  1. They are easy to watch and build a training session around.  They are only 9 to 7 minutes long.  You could easily do these videos in a morning or make it a day.
  2. It has all the material to plan a great training session.  Includes the slides, questions to each session, and outlines for your leaders to follow along.
  3. You can download them.  I am thankful that I didn’t have to wait for the dvd.  We are in the digital era, and it is useful to have a digital copy.

Here is how we are going to use these videos: 

We are going to train our leaders each year with these videos.  We will host a training event, and give out the books Lead Small, and Lead Small Culture.

We are also going to upload them to a private vimeo account so that we can share them each week with a special password to our leaders.  This way we can go over again the principals that they learned during the one day training event.

I am also building a USB new leaders starter kit (idea stolen from Justin Knowles).  These dvd’s will be apart of it with a ton of other things.  This is one great way to immerse new leaders in the culture. My new leaders will have 2 weeks to get through the material and read over the requirements, and then I will meet up with them again.


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