This year our student ministry team is taking our small group program in a brand new direction. Instead of the teacher/student model, we’re moving towards Missional Communities (which is more of a coach/player model). It’s a pretty big shift, but I’ve found a free online tool that has helped me tremendously as I prepare cell groups (2-4 students) and assign them to coaches.
It’s a website called “Bubbl.us” and it is a free “mind-mapping” site. You can sign up with a free account and save all of your maps in folders and tabs to access and edit later. Below is a map I’m working on as we get ready to launch our new missional communities:
There are similar apps for iPhone (MindNode is $5.99) but this is free and you can access it on any computer at any time. It might seem like a lot, but with a little practice using bubbl.us will help you get over the post-it notes all over your office wall…at least it did for me!