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Shake Things Up with Experiential Learning Activities

Shake Things Up With Experiential Learning Activities

An experiential activity in a small group is kind of like taking a field trip in school.
The Beatitudes of Jesus and Life’s 8 Healing Choices

The Beatitudes of Jesus and Life’s 8 Healing Choices

"Every problem in your life starts when you play God."
5 Ways to Jumpstart Your Prayer Life This Week

5 Ways to Jumpstart Your Prayer Life This Week

Just as a relationship with your best friend would soon turn sour if you stopped speaking, so too will our relationship with God.
Overcoming Offense at the Table

Overcoming Offense at the Table

"For every legitimate case of abuse, prejudice and corruption, it seems like there are twice as many foolish claims of misguided people who are convinced of the justice due to them."
4 Dimensions of Jesus’ Personal Growth

4 Dimensions of Jesus’ Personal Growth

"Personal growth in the hidden years is what God uses to prepare you for the public years."
Four Counterintuitive Truths About Finding New Leaders

Four Counterintuitive Truths About Finding New Leaders

The best potential leaders are often reluctant. In reality, they are almost always reluctant.
The Power of the Electronic Handwritten Note

The Power of the Electronic Handwritten Note

A handwritten note is personal and rare. But who has time?
Top 5 Lies Christians Believe

Top 5 Lies Christians Believe

One would assume that because Christians are followers of the Truth, that we would be less susceptible to such lies.
What Makes a Great Discussion Question?

What Makes a Great Discussion Question?

8 guidelines to avoid silence when discussion time comes.
4 Questionable Practices in Small Groups

4 Questionable Practices in Small Groups

"Sometimes in our zeal of connecting people into community, we overreach and make unrealistic promises about small groups."
Idolatry in Small Groups: Warnings & Remedies

Idolatry in Small Groups: Warnings & Remedies

"No, I’ve never seen a group pull out a golden calf, but man-made objects are not the only false gods people and groups bow down to."

12 Ideas for a Life-Changing Small Group Christmas

Here are 12 ideas for how your small group can get the most—and give the most—this Christmas.
5 of the Best Studies for Small Group Connections

5 of the Best Studies for Small Group Connections

"Choosing the right study is important because the topic often determines who will say “yes” to joining the group."
Three Facts American Small Groups Can Learn From The Best Practices of Other Countries – Part 3

Three Facts American Small Groups Can Learn From the Best Practices of Other Countries—Part...

Our motto was, “This one thing we do!” With no apologies, we focused on equipping every home cell to become harvest-focused.
Christmas Ideas for Your Small Group

Christmas Ideas for Your Small Group

"I always found it important to spend one small-group meeting just before Christmas celebrating together."
4 Types of Small Group Pastors

4 Types of Small Group Pastors

"No one fits neatly into any one of these categories."
Top 5 Reasons Small Group Leaders Quit

Top 5 Reasons Small Group Leaders Quit

While some leaders quit for good reasons, most quit for reasons that are completely avoidable.
How a Healthy Small Group Prays: 5 Simple, Christ-Centered Practices

How a Healthy Small Group Prays: 5 Simple, Christ-Centered Practices

Does your group take prayer requests and then pray them back to God as if He isn’t present?
Three Facts American Small Groups Can Learn From The Best Practices of Other Countries – Part 1

Three Facts American Small Groups Can Learn From the Best Practices of Other Countries...

We are, as one lady from Pennsylvania said to me, “God’s Spoiled Brats.”
4 Ways Confrontation Must Happen in Christian Community

4 Ways Confrontation Must Happen in Christian Community

"If sin goes un-confronted, the community can self-destruct because the community loses the commitment to the values and beliefs that make her distinct."
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