Group’s summer releases focus on helping women build
stronger, closer relationships with Jesus and with each other.
planning a retreat, Bible study or devotional, Group Publishing has
long been known as the go-to center for ministry leadership resources.
With preparations underway for the summer release of three new resources
designed specifically for women, it is clear
Group does not intend to disappoint in the future.
With the release of
Café Chocolat on May 1,Group will be
introducing a singularly sweet package providing everything necessary to
plan and lead an affordable, hassle-free and life-changing retreat for
women in the
church and community. Even down to its name, the retreat kit is
designed to bring honor to God. “We chose to use chocolate as a metaphor
for God’s grace,” explained Amy Nappa, who heads up the adult ministry
resources team for Group. “Those participating will
taste God’s goodness through in-depth Bible study, unforgettable
worship and a host of fun activities designed to help them slow down,
enjoy their time together and grow closer to Jesus.”
In June, Group will continue its focus on women through the release of
This Means Love: Service Projects for Women Who Want to Make a Difference.This
easy-to-use kit offers plans for 12 different projects ranging in scope
from helping the homeless to caring for the
elderly and comforting the grief-stricken. Bringing together all the
components needed for a small group of women to easily plan and execute
these simple service projects, the
This Means Love service kit is great for
women of all ages who want to join together to make a difference in
their communities by spreading love to those around them.
“This kit works well in conjunction with the
This Means Love Bible study,” said Nappa.
“The study provides a biblically-based format to help women understand
what it means to serve, how that service affects our faith and what
Bible tells us about serving others.”
Group Publishing understands that women can change other women’s lives. That understanding has become a basic premise
evident in every retreat, Bible study and women’s ministry resource Group provides, including their newest curriculum,
Where Moms Connect,scheduled for release
in July. Specifically designed to bring moms of all ages and stages
together, this newest kit creates an opportunity for them to connect
faith-based conversations and having fun.
Created as an annual program kit,
Where Moms Connect provides a group
leader with everything necessary to guide a group through 18
twice-monthly meetings. Written to uplift and inspire, the content
offered in this year’s theme,
A Year of Encouragement,will leave moms feeling better prepared to handle the constant challenges that motherhood presents.
About Group Publishing:
Far more than just a publisher of Christian ministry resources, Group
Publishing is dedicated to offering products for group settings designed
to help grow the participant’s relationship with Jesus. With a team
made up of ministry experts known the world over,
the company has a solitary mission to help church ministries succeed.
From kids’ crafts to teen mission trips and from women’s retreats to
men’s Bible studies, everything that Group offers is designed to bring
participants closer to God.
Pursuing his dream to offer better tools for leading teens to Christ, Group Publishing founder Thom Schultz began the
company in 1974 with the launch of GROUP Magazine,
a resource periodical designed specifically for youth leaders, soon
making Group’s name synonymous with youth ministry. It was not long
that Group decided to branch off into creating resources for children’s
ministry. Soon the company was providing innovative VBS and children’s
Sunday school programs and had successfully introduced
Children’s Ministry Magazine. From there,
creating resource materials for men’s and women’s ministries seemed a
natural progression. Today, Group Publishing is recognized as a leader
in the publishing
of Christian resource materials for every age.
Café Chocolat Retreat Kit
Group Publishing, May 1, 2013
This Means Love: Service Projects for Women Who Want to Make a Difference