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8 Practical Ways to Encourage Others in Your Small Group

We need people who speak hope and build confidence into our lives so that we can consistently live in a manner that’s worthy of the Gospel of Christ. This is why God commands us to encourage others and build each other up.

The Single Most Important Thing in Leading a Small Group

What is the single most important thing in leading a small group? Joel Comiskey and I recently surveyed over 1,800 small group leaders from around the world to discover what makes small groups grow.

Four Leading Indicators of Small Groups That Make Disciples

Stock market returns, building permits, and average weekly jobless claims are all leading indicators. Do you think there might be a set of leading indicators that are short-term predictors of small groups that make disciples?

The Antidote to Anxiety During Troubled Times

They are understandably shaken, afraid, anxious, upset, and troubled. What antidote will Jesus offer to cure that anxiety during their troubled times?

Why We Need Effective Bible Teachers

Effective Bible Teachers result in classes that pray, people who serve, and individuals who read their Bibles and follow what it says.

4 Tips To Safely Vent at Small Group

This side of eternity, people are going to vent. I know that’s so shocking to you, but it’s true. So, how do we promote healthy venting? Also, how do we nip unhealthy venting in the bud? Here are four tips to use.

The Idolatry of Excellence

Most of the pastors I’ve worked with fit a description by Dallas Willard. This is because of what I call the idolatry of excellence.

Why Become a Disciple-Making Small Group Church?

One of the most tragic realities in the present day church is that she is void of the leaders necessary to accomplish the vision the senior pastor has been given. A disciple-making church produces leaders who produce leaders.

What Is a Right Number of Groups in a Healthy Church?

You work hard in your small group ministry. It’s great to know how well you’re doing, right? So, what is a healthy number of groups for a healthy church?

The Key To Growing Irresistible Small Groups

New group leaders often ask, “what can I do to make my group irresistible?” In fact, if you’re reading this, you’ve likely had one or more group leaders under your care ask you a variation of this question.

7 Words of Encouragement for Leaders of Small Groups

For those small group pastors lacking the gift of encouragement, maybe some of these phrases are phrases you could speak to a small group leader.

The Irresistable Power of Small Group Prayer

When it comes to group building and group leader building, small group prayer is an often overlooked tool. Everyone knows praying is an integral part of groups, but it can often become an afterthought, instead of a leading effort.

Small Group Quotes That Motivate … In Less Than 280 Characters

On an almost daily basis I will tweet as many as five statements that pop into my head. Some of them are about leadership but most of them are small group quotes

How to Vent (Safely) in a Small Group

This side of eternity, people are going to vent. Here a four tips on how to vent safely and unload stresses and frustrations without hurting yourself, others, and your God.

3 Times Jesus Modeled How to Treat Sinners

"We need both gentleness and holy truth."

7 Ways to Respond to Negative People in Church

Dealing with negative people in church has been a huge part of my work. I talk with pastors every week who tell me they have large groups of people who are always negative about something they are doing.

How Small Groups Can Help in a Time of Grief

Rick Warren went into a detailed description of his son’s death. He told how his small group supported him in the most difficult chapter of his life. There are lessons here about how your small group can help in a time of grief.

8 Icebreakers for Church Meetings

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.

7 Ways Extroverts Can Better Engage Introverts

There is often confusion surrounding introverts—here are 7 simple steps for ways to engage introverts.

How to Avoid the Spiritual Growth ‘Trap’

A small group can be a place for spiritual growth and responsibility, yet even though self-discipline has great power, it comes at the risk of locating the source of that power in us instead of the grace of God.

Not a Will Ferrell Movie: ‘Soccer Baby Jesus’ Is Real —...

FIFA initiated its highly anticipated month-long tournament known as The World Cup. That means fans of Mexico's team have already begun praying to "Soccer Baby Jesus" in hopes of capturing the coveted trophy.

Trillia Newbell: How Church Leaders Can Deal With Fear and Anxiety

Trillia Newbell joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain how the Lord has helped her with her fear and anxiety and also to share some thoughts on women in ministry.

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