Articles for Small Group Leaders

3 Things You Can Do This Week to Connect More People After Easter

3 Things You Can Do This Week to Connect More People After Easter

Just after Easter is a promising time to plug more people into your small group ministry.
7 Trademarks Of An Unhealthy Friendship

7 Trademarks of an Unhealthy Friendship

"I wish I could go back in time and pull words out of the ears of my wife, children and friends, but in that moment, I was blind."
The Single Most Important Thing in Leading a Small Group

The Single Most Important Thing in Leading a Small Group

Joel Comiskey and I recently surveyed over 1,800 small group leaders from around the world to discover what makes small groups grow.
6 Leadership Truths We Can Learn From Legos

6 Leadership Truths We Can Learn From Legos

There’s a special tool for when you make mistakes. I love that Lego assumes you’ll make mistakes.
The Spirit Speaks through the Entire Group

The Spirit Speaks Through the Entire Group

The beauty of small groups is in allowing all the members to practice the use of the gifts of the Spirit.
American Churches: Why Aren't Your Members Personally Reaching Friends for Christ?

American Churches: Why Aren’t Your Members Personally Reaching Friends for Christ?

Do the members of your small group engage in relational evangelism?
12 Things Not to Say in a Small Group

12 Things Not to Say in a Small Group

I’ve seen these statements wreck the community we’re all striving for in our small groups.
4 Tell-Tale Signs Your Small Group System is Broken

4 Tell-Tale Signs Your Small Group System Is Broken

Your system may be broken if your group numbers aren't growing.
7 Things You Might Be Missing about Unconnected People

7 Things You Might Be Missing About Unconnected People

Unconnected people are almost never loners.
God Starts With Youth

God Starts With Youth

What do Moses, Joshua, Abraham, Joseph, Ruth and David have in common?
Five Fun Ice-Breakers from Across the Globe

Five Fun Ice-Breakers From Across the Globe

Having a handful of good icebreakers is like having a pocket full of gold for a small group leader.
Forget 2017. Plan for 2018.

Forget 2017. Plan for 2018.

It’s hard to think ahead when you’re living “paycheck to paycheck.”
FAQ: How Can I Increase Sign-Up and Show-Up at My Small Group Connection?

FAQ: How Can I Increase Sign-Up and Show-Up at My Small Group Connection?

4 easy steps to take to increase sign ups and engagement in small groups.
4 Things Small Group Pastors Should Never Settle For

4 Things Small Group Pastors Should Never Settle For

Have you ever examined your small group ministry for signs of settling?
January Is the Perfect Time to Add More Small Groups

January Is the Perfect Time to Add More Small Groups

"Small groups are the best way to share our God-given mission in the world."
10 Reasons Ministry Isn't for Wimps

10 Reasons Ministry Isn’t for Wimps

If you still want to be a pastor after reading this, then God has probably called you to the ministry.
The Four-Step Discussion Method

The Four-Step Discussion Method

A simple but revolutionary way of doing evangelism and small groups is sweeping the globe. It started in India, but it’s rocking the world.
A Much Better Way to Respond to Unsolicited Advice

A Much Better Way to Respond to Unsolicited Advice

How often do you hear, “Can I give you just a small suggestion?”
Spiritual Maturity: 5 Signs You DON'T Have It

Spiritual Maturity: 5 Signs You DON’T Have It

Often what we call spiritual maturity…isn't.
You Don’t Understand the First Thing About Discipleship

You Don’t Understand the First Thing About Discipleship

Discipleship ideally does not follow evangelism. Discipleship actually begins before someone’s coming to Christ.
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