For Church Organizers

Interested in sharing CTM lessons and expanding your organization's budget?

Not just for participants, but leaders too.

Our lessons are designed to be not only personally impactful, but also easy to lead. If your church is struggling with finding or training quality small group leaders, or if the strain of leadership is difficult on the volunteers you do have, then our video series are an excellent way to improve the small group experience at your church or organization.

 

One idea we’ve witnessed is using CTM lesson series across multiple small groups as a way to both provide both an easy, reliable source of consistency in small group curriculum as well as a path to diagnose and improve volunteer leadership skills across the board.

 

We’ve included a sample leader’s guide so you can see for yourself just how easy it is to walk through a CTM lesson, leaving yourself or your leaders more available to walk alongside your small group without the fear of being unprepared.

Sample Leader's Guide in PDF Format

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"I felt Cecil did a wonderful job organizing the "Live Like You're Loved" course. I was especially appreciative for the design and accessibility of the instructor materials. Cecil used the sailboat metaphor in an interesting way to get his points across, and I especially enjoyed his use of the word SAIL to drive home each week's topics."


Jerry Smith, small group leader, Braselton, GA

Create cohesive sermons and messages.

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Alongside every lesson from every series is a sermon guide designed to help pastors, message-givers, or any other leader develop and deliver a sermon or message on the lesson topic. This can help you turn any lesson into its own standalone talk, or create a supplementary sermon series to coincide with what your small groups are talking about. This cohesive church curriculum plan is a simple way to help the lesson ideas stick with your members as well as make the process of writing a sermon series much easier.

Sample Sermon Guide in PDF Format

"In the sermon, people would get the concept, but following up by watching the video lesson made it tangible for them….I was able to extract one of the texts from the lesson that was also mentioned in the Sermon Guide, and build a whole sermon around it. One church member commented, “I loved having Wednesday studies and Sunday sermons tied together. It helped me process the sermon more.”


Rev. Trevor Kennedy, Good News Church, Leander, Texas

Get help expanding your ministry.

We at CTM understand the complexity of running a community. Church doesn’t just happen. Youth groups are hard. Organizations are difficult to manage. If small groups and sermons are already happening, or aren’t in the ballpark for your group, we still want to help. Consider reaching out to talk about some of the other in-person and online services we can provide. Everything from retreats, curriculum development, guest speaking services, seminars both in-person and virtual, and general consulting on your Christian organization are available. We encourage you to check out our Contact page for information on reaching out to us, or emailing Cecil directly at cecil@ceciltaylorministries.com.

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"It isn’t easy finding a teacher who can really open up the Bible for people and help them embrace a commitment to genuine discipleship. Cecil’s energy and evident love for the Lord draw people in and create an atmosphere that feeds learning and fellowship. Any church’s programs would be enhanced by including some time with Cecil. St. Andrew has long benefited from Cecil’s commitment and skills; other churches will as well."


Dr. Scott Engle, Teaching Pastor, St. Andrew United Methodist Church, Plano, Texas

Inter-denominational. Scripturally Sound.

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The Bible is a profound, complex, and beautiful collection of books. Our goal is to walk the line of fully doing justice to this gift and being mindful and respectful of the varied perspectives of the many Christians who love and cherish it. Every lesson series we create at CTM is intentionally scripturally sound and cross-denominational, capable of being effective and true across the Christian landscape. This interdenominational approach is core to our ministry, and with it you can trust that members, visitors, and leaders in your group will be able to receive our lessons authentically, without getting tripped up by theology.

"We at St. Andrew UMC strive to be biblically-based and doctrinally orthodox. So, when we invite teachers into our adult classes, we are always careful to ensure that the prospective teacher fits with our values. I have always found Cecil Taylor to be such a teacher. He knows his Bible and wants his students to gain a deeper appreciation for Scripture so that they might be transformed by the renewing of their minds, to paraphrase Paul a bit."


Dr. Scott Engle, Teaching Pastor, St. Andrew United Methodist Church, Plano, Texas