Small Group Leaders

5 Keys for Pastors Leading Small Groups

5 Keys for Pastors Leading Small Groups

Some pastors feel they can't or shouldn't lead a group, but here are several reasons it's a great idea.
Effective Small Group Lessons

Effective Small Group Lessons

The goal of my men’s life group is to make everyone a disciple who makes other disciples.
Seven Shepherding Questions for Leaders (Part 2)

Seven Shepherding Questions for Leaders (Part 2)

The best way to develop leaders is to test their ability with new opportunities.
Post-Traumatic Church Disorder: 12 Symptoms and 5 Treatments

Post-Traumatic Church Disorder: 12 Symptoms and 5 Treatments

Finding abuse and traumatic events where a wall of safety and health should exist carves deep wounds on your soul.
5 Things You Need to Know about Personal Growth

5 Things You Need to Know About Personal Growth

Personal growth is daily. It is not something that happens as a result of a single step or a one-time commitment.
Seven Shepherding Questions for Leaders (Part 1)

Seven Shepherding Questions for Leaders (Part 1)

Imagine the impact you could have on the people you lead if you didn’t just lead them, but you pastored them.
A Simple but Radical Shift in the Purpose and Format of Small Groups

A Simple but Radical Shift in the Purpose and Format of Small Groups

The paradigm shift shaking the small group and church world is the “Disciple-Making Movement.”
4 Ways to Keep Millennials in Small Groups

4 Ways to Keep Millennials in Your Small Groups

"Millennials are looking for an in-depth study on the life of Jesus, not a study on how to become a better person."
Overcoming Anxiety in Leadership

Overcoming Anxiety in Leadership

While our culture glamorizes leaders, the truth is, leadership is hard work, and with it comes real anxiety.
5 Things You Can Do in May that Lead to WAY More Groups This Fall

5 Things You Can Do in May that Lead to WAY More Groups This...

The things you do in May and June often predetermine how it goes in September.
6 Things Guaranteed to Make Your Small Group Feel Awkward (and How to Avoid Them)

6 Things Guaranteed to Make Your Small Group Feel Awkward (and How to Avoid...

We’ve all been to them: awkward small groups. For one reason or another, something wasn’t clicking.
11 Ways to Value Children and Small Groups

11 Ways to Value Children and Small Groups

Children are a blessing from God, not a deal-breaker for your own spiritual formation.
Creative and Spirit-Empowered Small Group Outreach

Creative and Spirit-Empowered Small Group Outreach

4 different ideas to help your small groups get out and evangelize in the community.
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.
How to Develop the Habits of Discipleship

How to Develop the Habits of Discipleship

11 ways to form spiritual growth habits that WORK.
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.
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