Small Group Leaders

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."
John Crist: The One Guy in Your Bible Study That Aint Even Christian

John Crist: The One Guy in Your Bible Study That Aint Even Christian

A little humorous take on playing Bible study games with people who aren't Christians.
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.
Effectively Marketing Small Groups

Effectively Marketing Small Groups

At the heart of it, marketing, especially church marketing, is about changing habits and replacing them with new ones. And that is very spiritual.
Social Media

One Simple Step—Using Social Media as a Small Group Ministry Leader

Social media can be a very simple and effective vehicle to connect with our team, to encourage, inspire, set direction and share information.
7 Indispensable Elements Necessary for People to Grow Spiritually in Your Small Group

7 Indispensable Elements Necessary for People to Grow Spiritually in Your Small Group

What does Scripture tell us about the elements necessary for growth?
5 Things You Need to Know About Connecting Unconnected People

5 Things You Need to Know About Connecting Unconnected People

"Unconnected people attend less frequently than connected people."
How to End Your Small Group

How to End Your Small Group

Jesus is no longer meeting in person here with his 12 disciples, and you are not going to do life indefinitely with the wonderful people in your current group.
Who Is Beside You?

Who Is Beside You?

Literally, the word for encourage is to call to one’s side.
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."
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