Articles for Small Group Leaders

7 Motivations for Making Disciples

7 Motivations for Making Disciples

I believe it’s more important for us to have clarity on “why” we’re growing disciples rather than “what” we’re doing to grow disciples.
The 10 Best Icebreaker Questions

The 10 Best Icebreaker Questions

"Here are my current favorite 10 small group icebreaker questions."
You Can’t Get More Time, But You Can Expand Your Capacity

You Can’t Get More Time, but You Can Expand Your Capacity

How many times have you gotten to the end of the day, or the week, or maybe just Monday morning, and said, “If I just had more time, I’d…”
The Power of Food and Community Formation

The Power of Food and Community Formation

Sin entered the world through the eating of fruit. And since that time God has used food as a means to redeem his people (the Passover, the Lord’s Supper and finally the Wedding Banquet of the Lamb).
Prayers for Effective Evangelism

Prayers for Effective Evangelism

Before your small group heads out on an evangelism activity, try these prayers.
What Did You Learn from Your Parents?

What Did You Learn From Your Parents?

My parents taught me to be kind to everyone, and to have empathy and compassion.
Millennial Perspectives on Small Groups and More

Millennial Perspectives on Small Groups and More

I spoke at length with Millennial students about a “fresh wind” that seems to be sweeping across our churches, the way we look at discipleship and ministry, and the way we do groups.
10 Things Small Group Leaders NEED to KNOW

10 Things Small Group Leaders NEED to KNOW

Randall Neighbour offers ten points to strengthen your small group leadership.
One Simple Idea—Promoting Small Groups in Your Worship Service

One Simple Idea—Promoting Small Groups in Your Worship Service

An easy way to promote small groups in your Sunday service.
6 Goals of An Effective Small Group Ministry

6 Goals of an Effective Small Group Ministry

We will cultivate disciples rather than creating passive spectators.
4 Reasons Why Praying Leaders Have Faster Growing Groups

4 Reasons Why Praying Leaders Have Faster Growing Groups

One of the most significant findings from my research involving over 4,000 small group leaders is that praying leaders have faster growing groups.
3 Trademarks of a Growing, Healthy Friendship

3 Trademarks of a Growing, Healthy Friendship

If I had to summarize Ephesians 4, this is what I would say: The highest joys of friendship grow in the soil of the deepest struggles.
The Cell Church Philosophy

The Cell Church Philosophy

In contrast to traditional churches where believers have a passive and consumer role, cell churches are committed to helping each member become actively involved both the cell and the celebration.
7 Tips for Leading Worship in Small Groups

7 Tips for Leading Worship in Small Groups

The goal of group singing is connection: connection with God and each other.
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The Perfect Leader Doesn’t Exist

Let's stop looking for this ethereal, perfect leader.
The Spirit Creates

The Spirit Creates

There is no one way to do church. There is no one way to do small groups.
Seeing Leadership Potential in Everyone

Seeing Leadership Potential in Everyone

We often look for those who mesh with our personality but pass over those who follow a different drummer.
4 Movements I’m Watching in Small Group Ministry

4 Movements I’m Watching in Small Group Ministry

Currently, I am dedicating my time, talent and treasure to four movements where we are seeing lives transformed and communities reached with the Gospel.
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.
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