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Skill Training: Help Your New Groups Have a Great First Meeting

You know what they say.  “You only get one chance to make a good first impression.”  If that’s true it makes a lot...

Glorifying "My Truth" vs. "God's Truth"

Rick Howerton warns small groups against glorifying a personal belief system instead of God.

Is it Okay to Question God?

"There's a subtle difference between questioning God and asking God a question."

Social Networking Gospel

The first half of the 2nd chapter of Mark contains a curious pairing of evangelistic stories:  the healing of a paraplegic man and...

Ministry Service Levels and Coaching

by Jeff Tunnell Using the 12.3 concept, each of our staff have the oversight of up to 12 cell groups.  When one of our Cell leaders multiplies a...

The Dual Invitation of Leadership Development

I will forever marvel at Jesus mastery of leadership development.  His every word and every movement was filled with great intentionality.  As...

Take Advantage of Testimony to Recruit Hosts

I’ve talked about this concept before (here and here), but it is so powerful I wanted to come back to it one more...

Resource: The Complete Book of Questions

I had lunch yesterday with Gary Poole, the author of Seeker Small Groups, and re-familiarized myself with a neat little book I’d forgotten about. ...

Free Resource: Creating Community

How to move from small talk towards authentic community.

Free Song: "Holy, Holy, Holy"

Piano accompaniment track for the hymn, "Holy, Holy, Holy."

Free Resource: Building Family-Friendly Small Groups

Practical resources for how to build family-friendly small groups.

ReGroup Small Group Training

John Ortberg offers this teaching to help small group leaders grow in maturity and gain a deeper perspective about small groups ministry.

Mentoring Your Apprentice

Josh Surratt from Seacoast Church offers this training to help you equip apprentice leaders in small group ministry.

What is a Small Group?

The primary purpose of a small group is to encourage, challenge and spur each other to grow deeper with God and deeper with each other.

The Mission of Small Groups

Alan Danielson shares a convicting message about living out the radical heart and passion of Jesus in our small groups.

Abide: Practicing Kingdom Rhythms in a Consumer Culture

Looking for a way to help your small groups begin to experience and practice the spiritual disciplines? Abide: Practicing Kingdom Rhythms in a Consumer...

Jesus' Small Group Curriculum

What curriculum did Jesus use as He led His small group? That question seems absurd, at least to me. Jesus’ curriculum was life. He asked...

Top 10 Things To Do This Summer To Maximize Your Fall

Churches that are praying for and expecting a high-impact fall ministry season do more than take a break in the summer. They do take...

Portrait of Courage: Polycarp

“86 years have I served Him, he has done me no wrong; how then can I blaspheme my King who saved me?”

As America Celebrates the Legacy of MLK, Evangelicals Remain Divided on...

In the half century since his assassination, Martin Luther King Jr. has become almost universally beloved. However, disagreement about how, and by whom, his name should be leveraged in our own time has become a contentious debate. 

Kyle Idleman: Why We Must Do Ministry One Person at a...

Kyle Idleman joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share what he has learned from Jesus about pastoring one person at a time, even at one of the largest churches in the U.S.

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