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Small Group Pastor: You Don’t Have to Know Everything

You don’t have to know everything to be the best small group point person. Actually, it’s better for your small group leaders if you don’t.

How Storytelling Can Transform Your Small Group Experience

In the context of small groups, storytelling is the personal narration of our life experiences. It is something, I believe, that is part of the very fabric of who we are as image-bearers of God.

Does God Call Leaders? Who Is Qualified?

How do we understand God's call to leadership? Have you heard the phrase, "God doesn’t call the qualified; he qualifies the called"? What exactly does that mean?

CPR for Small Groups (Cultural Popular References)

Do you and your small groups need CPR? Not the Cardiopulmonary resuscitation we’re familiar with, but CPR with the way you communicate: cultural popular references.

6 Steps Toward Men’s Confession and Accountability Groups

One of the greatest strengths of a healthy men’s confession and accountability group is the opportunity for a guy to share what’s really going on in his life.

Why Small Groups Should Not Try to Fix Others

If the group tries to fix others, no one will be honest. It does not matter how well-meaning the group is in this, fixing kills honesty.

A Simple but Radical Shift in Small Group Formats

A paradigm shift is a fundamental change that radically changes how we approach and do things. I've recently gone through a small group paradigm shift regarding small group formats.

Small Groups: Coaching the Call

Just as we’ve all been called to ministry, called to give of ourselves to build the church, spread the gospel and empower disciples, Jesus is calling the people who make up our church to biblical community.

4 Dimensions of Jesus’ Personal Growth

"Personal growth in the hidden years is what God uses to prepare you for the public years."

3 Reasons to Stop Doing One-On-One Discipleship

I’ve quit doing one-on-one discipleship and so should you. Let me tell you why. Interaction improved, encouragement multiplied, and learning went to a new level.

An Invitation to Belong: Seeker Small Groups

1,000 people attended seeker small groups led by Southeast and a dozen other Louisville-area churches. About 75 percent of the participants were unbelievers.

What It Means to Say I’m Praying for You

How often do you say these words, and what does it mean to say, I’m praying for you? I’d like to suggest that at the heart of praying for others is the word friendship—friendship with people, and friendship with God.

Ron Edmondson – 7 Thoughts About Introverts

If you give introverts advance warning, we can often better prepare for conversation. We can gear up for it. Introversion impacts how we relate to others—not how we feel about them.

Easy Small Group Food Ideas

My small group enjoys starting our time together in conversation while eating some snack foods. We rotate responsibility for bringing snacks to our gatherings.

God’s Strategy for Success

This is part of God's strategy: successful people learn from their failures. They learn from their mistakes. Unsuccessful people give up after their first failure.

During COVID-19 Saddleback Church Small Group Ministry Started 3,000 Groups

Rick Warren recently preached a sermon where he mentioned that Saddleback has added 3,000 groups during Covid-19. Saddleback started the year with around 6,000 groups. They now have about 9,000 groups. Wow.

Spiritual Formation: The Way On

The record of the first century church, preserved for us in the book of Acts and the letters written to newly-planted churches, reveals a profound concern for a spiritual transformation - the way on - that flows from a decision to follow Jesus.

Four Reasons Your Church Needs a Mentoring Program

A common concern I hear: “my church is a mile wide, but an inch deep.” I’m a little biased, but I think the best way for a church to help their people dig a few inches deeper is small group mentoring. 

Spiritual Warfare and Small Groups

Spiritual Warfare and Small Groups: church leaders — including small group leaders — are on the front lines of the battle, where the smell of smoke, sweat, and blood always hangs in the air.

Rick Warren: How to Grow A Small Group On Mission

Small groups often focus on fellowship or discipleship—but don't forget about evangelism or being a small group on mission.

UPDATE: Britney Spears Responds to Claim Catholic Church Did Not Deny...

Pop star Britney Spears has responded to claims that she never contacted the Catholic church she says denied her request to use its building for her wedding. Spears says she did reach out to the church through her wedding planner.

Alan Hirsch: The Church Needs To Stop Making Jesus in Its...

Alan Hirsch joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about why he believes the American church is out of alignment with Jesus and what we need to do to put our focus back on him.

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