Small group leaders, lay and clergy, are among our most frequent users of the Media Center. This page offers links to pages on our website and tools in our online catalog to help small group leaders choose resources for studying in their groups.
How to Choose the Right Study for Your Group
Learn how to use the levels of discipleship and the mission of your church to choose the right study for your group.
Study Ideas for Your Small Group
Use this post to help you navigate our online catalog and discover studies that your group can borrow.
This page provides access to many resources that you can find online including webinars, online classes, streaming videos, PDF downloads, podcasts, and more that could be used for group study.
Our entire collection of 4,000+ items is listed in our online catalog, OPALS.
Visit this page to access the OPALS catalog, read the user guide, view the video tutorial, and request a user account.
To request to borrow a resource, use the Resource Request Form or Contact Us.
These lists in our OPALS catalog group resources by subject or audience. There are a whole bunch of pathfinders on many topics including Christian living, spiritual growth, discipleship, leadership, stewardship, holidays, Methodism, and the 5 emphases of the NC Conference. There are also pathfinders for different ministries including multicultural ministries, women, men, children, youth, young adults, and older adults.
DVD and Book Study Genre Collections
The catalog also organizes DVD and book studies for adults under Genre Collections. These lists divide up our small group studies based on major topics such as the Bible, Jesus, Christianity, Christian Living, Christian Practices, and several more. This is a great place to start if you need some ideas for a new study.
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Stay informed of new and relevant resources by joining us online.
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The NC Conference Media Center Facebook page keeps you informed of new resources, conference events, online resources to help your ministry, and more. We also post weekly giveaways!
Join our United Methodist Small Group Leaders Facebook Group
This private group is a great place to ask for advice from other folks who are also leading small groups. We post regularly about recommended resources and leadership tips. The weekly giveaways in this group are especially for small-group leaders.