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Why Jesus Wouldn’t Win The Nobel Peace Prize

A friend of mine named Joe mentioned that this topic would make a good blog post. I considered what would be the best way...

Click Clique

It’s important for people in a small group to “click” but it’s destructive if they “clique”. Here’s what I mean: one of Satan’s...

The Balance between Action and Care in Coaching

The supervision system in Elim Church is the Jethro Model. We received this model from the example of Pastor Cho’s church in South...

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...

Former Charlotte Pastor Frank Reich Named Carolina Panthers Head Coach

NFL head coach Frank Reich is returning to Charlotte, North Carolina, to coach the Carolina Panthers, a city where he pastored until 2007 when he left to coach in the NFL.

Holly Catterton Allen: How Your Church Can Help Children Be Spiritually...

Dr. Holly Catterton Allen joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain that, contrary to what we might assume, children are deeply spiritual and to share how churches can help kids develop resilience.

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