Build small groups from the inside out

Equip each member of your small group ministry in an incredibly powerful way.

Pre-requisite: for the maximum experience, we recommend you take the “Attain” course first.

ADVANCE is a one-day immersed hands-on training taking ATTAIN’s small group foundations and building a healthier Biblical small group experience. Designed for the Small Group Leader or Small Group Point Person at your church, this workshop will equip you to make Acts 2:42 through 47 come alive for your small group.


Did you know that over 85% of all new church attendees originally came to the church because of a previous friendship with a member of that congregation? Relationships are the leading influence in bringing people to a place where their lives can be touched by God’s grace and changed forever. For this reason, small groups play a key role in reaching spiritually unconvinced people and showing them how they can discover a relationship with Jesus Christ in a deeper way.

Through ADVANCED your Small Group Leaders will not only walk away engaging people, but with a personal spiritual and small group “health plan” to understand of how to build into their small group:

  • authentic fellowship
  • doable discipleship
  • mobilizing members
  • non-believer outreach, and
  • sacrificial worship

1 On 1

Connect with leaders and peers to get deep experience and make some great connections.

Train The Whole Team

Train coaches, leaders, and pastors all at one event with tips and tools for each person.

Develop Your Plan

Be ready for success and build for adaptability not just reaction.

"Small groups are not a ministry of the church, they are the church."

Rick Warren

The benefits of a thriving small group community are numerous. People connect on a deeper level, commit to their faith more seriously, and reach out to their community more successfully. You’ll also raise more volunteers while closing the “back door” on casual visitors slipping away. If you’re looking to build a healthy, growing church, we invite you to the Advanced Conference to study a proven model and learn to have Biblical small groups. We’ll take you 360 degrees into small groups by looking at what Jesus DID.

We’ll contextualize the learning for churches that are on a Sunday School model, churches that are just starting to transition to small groups, or those that are well underway and want to take it up a notch. If you attended ATTAIN (highly recommend that you take this first—online or in person), we’re going to take you and your group deeper.

INCLUDES – Price includes registration, a boxed lunch and a workbook.

To bring “Advance” to your church and bless your region, email our events director Daniel at


Day 1

830am — 9am Registration
9am — 4:00pm Workshop

Bring more of your team this year so you can get everyone on the same page.

To bring “Advance” to your church and bless your region, email our events director Daniel at

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Daniel Thomas

Connections Director


Daniel serves as Executive Pastor at Community Church of Mountain City, TN.  Daniel and his family are on a mission to establish roots within their community, fight for peace and serve well.  He serves as our Connections Director in laying the groundwork for Circles. He loves great coffee and traveling with his wife Tia and two children, Deklan and Aden



Individual Registration – $209.00

Team of 2 Registration (price per person) – $199.00

Team of 3 or more Registration (price per person) – $189.00

*Registration ends on Nov 8th, 2021. Walk-in registrations are not available.