Small Group Leaders

Small Group Leaders

Today’s church small group leaders face daunting cultural and leadership challenges. More than ever, church leaders need leadership resources and small group resources to enable them to advance the gospel of Jesus in these challenging times. ChurchLeaders.com is dedicated to providing resources and information for every small groups pastor. If you serve on a church staff as a small groups leader or pastor of small groups ministry, you’ll find must-have small group resources and connections to a community of church leaders for greater Kingdom impact worldwide. Small group leaders from every denomination find ideas, encouragement, inspiration, teaching tips, and support they are looking for here at ChurchLeaders.com. Join millions of small group pastors and leaders who look to us for resources and encouragement for church leadership. Leading small groups in your church is not only about teaching and relationship building, but it is also about your relationship with Jesus. You will also find inspiration, encouragement, and help to keep your relationship with God strong and vibrant.

What is a Biblical Small Group? 3 Important Distinctives

What Is a Biblical Small Group? 3 Important Distinctives

Your small group can be about a lot of things and if we’re not careful, they can just become social clubs. What makes a biblical small group?
discussion dominator

How to Deal with a Small Group Discussion Dominator

Discussion dominators tend to speak first, with much authority, and sometimes can be so intimidating that others do not participate and instead take a back seat.
If You Want People to Grow Spiritually, Quit Telling Them to Study the Bible

If You Want People to Grow Spiritually, Quit Telling Them to Study the Bible

Instead of telling people to study the Bible, start doing this instead.
Rick Warren: How to Prepare for a Spiritual Growth Campaign

Rick Warren: How to Prepare for a Spiritual Growth Campaign

One of the most powerful tools God has used to grow Saddleback Church in profound ways over the last several decades has been the spiritual growth campaign.
The 5 Biggest Problems of Small Groups and How to Solve Them

The 5 Biggest Problems of Small Groups and How to Solve Them

I've said it before, there is no problem-free system, model or strategy. Here are five of the biggest problems of small groups and how to solve them.
The 8 Qualities Every Small Group Leader Needs

The 8 Qualities Every Small Group Leader Needs

The best Can-Do leaders share eight qualities that keep them from getting stuck.
How to Gauge the Success Potential of New Small Group Leaders

How to Gauge the Success Potential of New Small Group Leaders

In order to gauge the “success potential” of the new leader you are sending out, there are several factors to consider.
burnout

Small Group Leaders: Protect Yourself (and Others) From Burnout

As small group leaders, we not only have to protect ourselves but even more those we lead from burnout.
5 Reasons to Practice Team Leadership in Your Small Groups

5 Reasons to Practice Team Leadership in Your Small Groups

Team leadership in your small groups is better than individualistic leadership for many different reasons.
missional communities

How to Lay the Groundwork for Missional Communities

Laying the groundwork for missional communities requires thoughtful assessment of how the gospel of Jesus Christ shapes a community to extend grace and mercy to their neighbors.
5 Ways to Recruit New Members into Your Small Group

5 Ways to Recruit New Members Into Your Small Group

Where do you start when you don’t know the first thing about recruiting?
Where's the "Front Door" of Your Church? 3 Shifts You Need to Know

Where’s the “Front Door” of Your Church? 3 Shifts You Need to Know

As we move deeper into the 21st century the front door of the church in America will shift from the auditorium to the home.
How to Have a Kid-Friendly Small Group

How to Have a Kid-Friendly Small Group

There are so many variables when you want a kid-friendly group.
Why the Best Small Group Leaders are Facilitators

Why the Best Small Group Leaders Are Facilitators

What makes a great team leader (facilitator) and what do great team leaders (facilitators) do?
6 Traits of the Best Small Group Hosts

6 Traits of the Best Small Group Hosts

If we’re not looking for long term members and Bible scholars, who makes the best group hosts?
The Why and How of Leading an Inter-Church Small Group

The Why and How of Leading an Inter-Church Small Group

Leading an inter-church small group might be an "out of the box" idea that becomes more and more common in the future.
What Happens Every Time You Encounter the Bible

What Happens Every Time You Encounter the Bible

Every time we encounter the Bible, God's Word, an unseen world of spiritual forces is at work, even if you're not thinking about it.
The 10 Best Icebreaker Questions

The 10 Best Icebreaker Questions

"Here are my 10 current favorite small group icebreaker questions."
Authenticity and Small Groups: Is "Fauxnerability" Becoming a Problem?

Authenticity and Small Groups: Is “Fauxnerability” Becoming a Problem?

With a higher value on transparency, authenticity and vulnerability in the church, there is a dark ‘flip-side’ that we need to be aware of.
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Small Group Leaders

Today’s church small group leaders face daunting cultural and leadership challenges. More than ever, church leaders need leadership resources and small group resources to enable them to advance the gospel of Jesus in these challenging times. ChurchLeaders.com is dedicated to providing resources and information for every small groups pastor. If you serve on a church staff as a small groups leader or pastor of small groups ministry, you’ll find must-have small group resources and connections to a community of church leaders for greater Kingdom impact worldwide.

Small group leaders from every denomination find ideas, encouragement, inspiration, teaching tips, and support they are looking for here at ChurchLeaders.com. Join millions of small group pastors and leaders who look to us for resources and encouragement for church leadership.

Leading small groups in your church is not only about teaching and relationship building, but it is also about your relationship with Jesus. You will also find inspiration, encouragement, and help to keep your relationship with God strong and vibrant.