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Disruptions of Community – Why Differences Destroy Some Small Groups

Here in America politics has caused disruption between and within communities. It reminds us that differences in opinions can grow into disruptions of community.

Why the Hardest Work Is Heart Work

Heart work—the work of developing yourself—is actually the hardest work you’ll ever do. And it’s also the most rewarding.

Teaching Others How To Pray Out Loud in a Group

Jesus taught the disciples to pray. Shouldn’t we do the same? Specifically, shouldn't we teach how to pray out loud in a group?

4 Essentials for a Small Group Pastor

What are the not-to-miss small group pastor essentials? Here are 4 key insights for rookies from a veteran small group point person

Connect With Your Small Group Via Energized Email

Your number one way of communicating with your small group leadership and members is through energized email.

How to Make Disciples in Small Groups

I’m determined to build a thriving small group ministry that makes disciples. I want to make disciples in small groups.

How To Overcome Obstacles to Prayer

Statistics say that 20% of church members never pray and the vast majority only do so occasionally. What obstacles to prayer do we face?

How to Build Habits of a Great Small Group Leader

"How will we help small group leaders move in the direction of our preferred future for leaders?" My argument is that we need to help them build habits that will take them there.

What Makes a Great Discussion Question?

The quality of your questions can have a significant impact on the quality of the resulting conversation. Find out more about what makes a great discussion question.

8 Ways To Encourage Bible Centered Conversations

As the small group leader, there are things that you can do to bring people back to a Bible centered conversation and help them be more receptive to the Lord speaking to their hearts through it.

The Disciple Making Movement Urban Settings Calls for New Methods

At the heart of the Disciple Making Movement are key habits that Jesus modeled and taught. These practices are the foundation of all effective disciple-making in all cultures and contexts, but their application will take different forms in different settings

Small Groups 2.0 – The Discovery Group Format

\The Discovery Group format focuses on listening to and immediately obeying the Bible. The change is subtle but powerful and brings wonderful results.

How To Grow Passionate Disciples in Small Groups

I take great comfort in knowing that I do not have to hit home runs with every group discussion I lead or lesson I teach in order to grow passionate disciples.

The Danger of Half a Small Group Strategy

The small group in a box seemed like a good idea. The small group director secured the topic from the pastor and the logo...

How to End Your Small Group

My wife Vicki and I just closed our small group last night. I will tell you how we did it, and maybe you can glean ideas for how to best end your small group.

Overcoming Offense at the Table

The first-century church healed a series of complicated discord and divisiveness, leaving us a road map highlighted in hope and overcoming offense.

A Small Group Path to Worshipful Submission

We encourage small groups to enjoy the path to worshipful submission in numerous ways, both in group meetings and in members’ lives seven days per week.

Political Discussions in Your Small Group? Here Are 5 Ways Forward

You can start now to prepare the small group leaders and members you serve to navigate political discussions with grace.

7 Proven Strategies To Launch More Small Groups

Churches CAN launch more small groups fast enough to keep up with the demand for discipleship, if they change up how they are launching more small groups. Here are 7 things I’ve discovered over the last 15 years in working with over 1,500 churches across North America.

Thriving Small Groups: Top 10 Things You Need to Know

Want to build thriving small groups in your church?  It won’t be easy.  It will require a commitment to the long haul, major determination, a willingness to commit resources, disappoint the guardians of the status quo, and much, much more.

Digital Expert Brad Hill Shares With Ed Stetzer What ‘Spiritually Open’...

Brad Hill joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to explain just how valuable a resource the internet can be for pastors and why digital ministry is not merely an on-ramp to get people into church.

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