About Group

Once upon a time...

...there was a young youth ministry worker named Thom who couldn’t find enough great ideas for his youth group. No one had computers yet. The guys who invented Google had just been born. So Thom dusted off his typewriter and started a magazine called GROUP.

It was a hit. It gave people ideas for connecting with each other and growing in their faith in ways they’d never experienced before.

A few years later Thom and his team expanded their ideas into children’s ministry, reinvigorating old ministry ideas like Sunday school curriculum and vacation Bible school. Soon Group became the leader in innovative children’s ministry resources, small group and women’s ministry, and much more.

Who are we now?

In a nutshell, we’re a team of people who create experiences with one goal in mind: to help people grow in relationship with Jesus and each other.

We create an endless stream of ideas, lessons, events, and service opportunities for the ever-transforming world of church ministry.

The bottom line: We love the church! And we’re doing everything we can to equip ministry leaders and volunteers to do best what matters most—loving God and loving others.

About Group India

Group Publishing Inc parent organization of Group Publishing India, first came to India in collaboration with a local children ministry organization. Group Publishing Inc saw the larger need to serve the Indian churches and children and thereby leading to the establishment of Group Publishing India. Group Publishing India was formed in 2016 with the objective of working alongside Indian churches and providing the best children ministry resource available

Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible is the inspired, authoritative Word of God. We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, in his virgin birth, in his sinless life, in his death on the cross, in his bodily resurrection, in his ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in his personal return.

We believe people receive forgiveness of sins and eternal life through Jesus.

Our Core Values

What you see on the outside is a reflection of what's on the inside! Group staff believes in our mission of creating experiences that help people grow in relationship with Jesus and each other. They are empowered by our core values:



We believe our work environment should be friendly, fun, fair and forgiving. We communicate directly with one another, sharing our concerns with those who can best affect the situation. We handle our differences with love and tact, without raising our voices or lowering our integrity. We encourage continual self-improvement, allowing each individual to grow in value, effectiveness and self-fulfillment. And together we work hard, enabling fair salaries, benefits and the sharing of financial success.


The Group environment is one of constant change. We're always looking for "a better way"−in our products as well in our internal operations. We're not afraid to take calculated risks, acknowledging that some of our pioneering efforts will result in failure. But we learn from our failures and press on. Never satisfied with the way we've always done it", we're willing to challenge the status quo. And we're dedicated to moving quickly to bring our innovations to our customers.

R.E.A.L. Learning

Group's approach goes beyond teaching to focus on authentic learning. Learning transforms lives when it's REAL --relational, experiential, applicable and learner-based. We apply REAL principles with our staff as well as our customers. Our resources and services concentrate on the essentials of the Christian faith, helping learners of all ages to know, love and follow Jesus Christ.


To give our best to the Lord we serve, we deliver excellence in our work, products, processes, services and relationships. We look to our customers to guide our definition of quality. Through ongoing contact we strive to know our customers' needs, wants and preferences. We deliver quality in the areas most valued by our customers.


Jesus calls us to work with a spirit of servanthood. As servants we seek not to elevate ourselves but to focus on the needs of others. We treat our customers, vendors and fellow staff with humility, respect and integrity. We strive to provide exemplary service to each of our internal customers (other staff members) as well as our external customers. And as faithful servants, we exhibit careful stewardship of our gifts, time, finances and material resources.