It's summer. Time to dust off the grill. Tune up the family van. Get out the baseball glove. And plan for a summer of...wait for it...nobody showing up in your small group. 
*cue the sad music*
Is this your experience in group life? Summer attendance slumps, and you end up just canceling most weeks? And you lose all steam heading into the crucial Fall months?

We can help!  
It doesn't have to be this way. You don't have to lose all of the steam your group has built this summer. You don't have to shut things down. You don't have to disappear from your group. And you don't have to settle for terrible participation from your group, either.

Don't expect it to be easy.

Don't expect that you can keep doing things the same way you've always done them and get different results. That's crazy talk. If you're going to continue to connect in meaningful ways over the summer with your group, you're going to have to think outside of the box. Especially if your home is shaped like a box...get ready to get out of the house this summer. If (and I know that's a big assumption) you want to connect and grow over the summer months. 

Maybe you don't want to keep helping your small group members take steps of faith together throughout summer. If that's you, then mosey along. Delete this email. Enjoy the rest of your day.

If, however, you want your group to thrive this summer, then head on over to our site and check out some ideas that small group expert Rick Howerton has laid out. They're super practical, and your group will love them. They'll love you for suggesting them!

And they'll grow spiritually in the process.

Just click this link HERE.
And if you think it's worth the read, consider sharing in on your social media sites. Something like this would be awesome:
"Don't let summer kill your small group! #SGNet"
We just want you to know we're here for you this summer. We're delighted to serve in the trenches of ministry with you. 
Whatever you do, don't lead alone.

--The Small Group Network Team