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.

6 Ways to Use Your Pastor's Sermons for Online Small Groups

6 Ways to Use Your Pastor’s Sermons for Online Small Groups

While there are many different studies available for online Small Groups to use, this is also a great opportunity for you to use your pastor’s sermon, and find ways incorporate it into your Online Small Groups.
6 Tips for Overcoming Virtual Meetings Fatigue

6 Tips for Overcoming Virtual Meetings Fatigue

So, what do we do when our minds and bodies start shutting down from virtual meetings overload? Here are six tips to overcome your Zoom/Hangouts/WebEx/Skype/FaceTime fatigue.
zoom

So You Want to Use Zoom Anyway

Most organizations were a bit unprepared for the increased remote work forced on us by the current pandemic. Churches and ministries are communication-focused, and...
May Our Longing to Gather Grow

May Our Longing to Gather Grow

Our longing to gather with our brothers and sisters in Christ is a gracious reminder that we belong to Him. He has given us this longing. The tears are reminders that His mercy has changed us.
8 Icebreakers for Online Groups

8 Icebreakers for Online Groups

How can you, as a leader, be proactive and set the tone for an engaging meeting? You need icebreakers for online groups. Here are four icebreaker questions and four icebreaker games to get everyone settled in for a great online gathering.
video calling solution

Zoom or Facetime? Choose Your Video Calling Solution Wisely!

The coronavirus (Covid-19) has many staff working from home, and there are a number of things worth considering as you manage the ‘brand’ of...
time for small group

Suddenly, Everybody Has Time for a Small Group

Unless they offer an essential service, suddenly everybody has time for a small group. The #1 excuse people give for not joining a group is that they are too busy or they don’t have enough time for a small group.
7 Lessons Navy Deployments Taught Me About Thriving while Socially Isolated

7 Lessons Each Navy Deployment Taught Me About Thriving While Socially Isolated

With #socialdistancing #quarantine #shelterinplace causing upheaval in all of our lives I have been reflecting on how each Navy deployment gave me skills that help in this current reality. My goal every time I deployed was to come back better than when I left.
Online Small Groups

Video Course: How Online Small Groups Work

In the following video course, you’ll learn why online small groups are valuable to your church, the strategy of online groups, the details of what happens during a typical video group, and more. Watch the course yourself, send it to your group's pastor or key volunteer.
Ben Shapiro Show

Ravi Zacharias Answers: What Good Is Prayer Right Now?

In his first interview since his cancer diagnosis, Ravi Zacharias discusses the role of prayer in these troubled times on the Ben Shapiro Show. “Prayer...helps us become better citizens and better people in community to understand and help those who are going through a tough time.”
open groups

Should Your Church Have Closed or Open Groups?

“How do you feel about closed or open groups?” This was a recent question I was asked by a church that was in the beginning stages of formulating their church-wide small group model. I smiled because this is a loaded question for several reasons that we will discuss here.
online community

Small Groups and Social Distancing: Promoting Online Community

With online technology today, it’s easier than ever to host groups online. You get to see faces and hear each other’s voices. This is online community.
small groups in 2020

Dominate With Small Groups in 2020

What are your church’s priorities? Do your priorities have anything to do with small groups in 2020? By recognizing the opportunities and creating the right alliances, your church could dominate with small groups in 2020.
first Meeting

Top 10 Ideas for a Small Group’s Great First Meeting

Any time you’re starting a new small group, a great first meeting is very important.  I include these ideas on a simple handout inside every new leader packet.
small group

How to Read the Room as a Small Group Leader

It is vital to remember that God is speaking to everyone in our small groups, and that sometimes with everything else we focus on as leaders, we may be the last to notice.
5 Toxic Small Group Ministry Moves

5 Toxic Small Group Ministry Moves

I’ve noticed that there is a short list of small group ministry moves that can be toxic. They often seem harmless. They don’t look dangerous. But they can cause great damage.
Small Group Meetings

Are Small Group Meetings Biblical?

Where in the Bible are small group meetings?
technology commandments

10 Commandments of Technology and Team

Virtually anything that can be productive can also be destructive.
small group system

4 Tell-Tale Signs Your Small Group System Is Broken

If your total number of groups isn’t growing, it’s a tell-tale sign something is broken. Even if your church’s attendance is flatlined, a growing total number of groups is an indication of a healthy small group system.
not welcome

7 Easy Ways to Put a ‘Not Welcome’ Sign on Your Church

None of us would put a "not welcome" sign on our church doors on purpose. Yet I’m certain that some of our practices make people feel distinctly unwelcome. Here are some of them.
855,947FansLike

Latest News

Churches Hit Home Run With Services in Ballparks and Stadiums as...

South Bend City Church—a 4-year-old church that draws on a number of Christian traditions for its music, messages and mantras — has been meeting at the minor league ballpark since the novel coronavirus pandemic threw a curveball into large gatherings like worship services.

New Podcasts

Esau McCaulley: Why Do We Treat Racism Differently Than Other Sins?

"If things like lust and greed and materialism are sins that recur," says Esau McCaulley, "then why wouldn't racism be a sin that recurred that requires the entirety of our energy?"

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.