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7 Tips for Leading Small Group Worship

The two most significant barriers to having meaningful worship in small groups are musical leadership and the misconception that worship is synonymous with music.

Small Group Discipleship Video With Francis Chan

Here is a provocative three-and-a-half minute small group discipleship video that will make you rethink small group discipleship.

10 First-timer Tips for New Small Group Leaders

If you had 2-minutes to share a handful of tips to help a brand new group host / leader get started in building community, what would you say? Here are some great tips for new small group leaders:

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.

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 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.

The Body of Christ Builds Itself Through Love

Nothing builds itself. It takes equipment, tools, people, and experience to put up a building. And when it comes to God’s people being built in love, we have a role to play. We each have a part. We each have work to do.

10 Ways to Ignite Praying in a Small Group

Praying in a small group can be intimidating for those who haven’t done it before. You’d be surprised how many people are not used to praying out loud with other people around them listening in.

How to Encourage Prayer in Small Groups

What if there was a way to encourage prayer for yourself and those you lead to pray daily and encourage the ones they are praying for at the same time?

How to Measure Discipleship – 12 Indications

Is it really possible to measure discipleship? Granted, it’s still going to be subjective, as is this post, but I believe the Bible gives us clear indications someone has been discipled.

6 Traits of the Best Small Group Hosts

What kind of people make the best small group hosts?

Inner Healing Prayer for Small Groups

Let us be instruments for the Lord and invite the Holy Spirit into our group settings so that He is no longer impeded by any obstacles. Let us partner with the Spirit by encountering Him within this powerful ministry of inner healing prayer.

16 Small Group Roles to Share Ownership With Everyone

One of the best ways to make your small group more healthy and exciting is to share ownership with everyone through small group roles. 

The Absolute Small Group Bible Study Discussion Questions

Looking for the absolute small group bible study discussion questions? One of the greatest skills that you need to run a good Bible study is the instinct to craft good questions. Here's the very best one . . .

Don’t Give Your Leaders Small Group Books

If you want to train small group leaders or disciple members, you had better not hand them small group books.

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.

4 Ways to Move Introverts From Fear to Friendship

Let’s ensure our small groups reflect that and create a space where everyone can thrive together, moving from fear to freindship.

4 Dimensions of Jesus’ Personal Growth

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

Ann Voskamp’s The Broken Way Bible Study Addresses Our Deepest Brokenness

Here is the main message of the Broken Way Bible study: “To join Christ in his suffering is to recognize that our brokenness—insomuch as it connects us to the brokenness of him—is a gift, a catalyst for gratitude."

The Early Church and Small Groups

What does Scripture say about the early church and small groups? Imagine living in the days of the first-century church.

Arthur Brooks: Why You Don’t Need To Have a Midlife (Ministry)...

Dr. Arthur Brooks joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share what few people realize about professional decline and how church leaders can make the most of the second half of their lives.

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