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When a Bad Group Launch Is Worse Than No Small Group Launch

In case you haven’t discovered this: nothing happens in December expect for Christmas. This small group launch planning can apply to Easter as well.

2 Ways To Build Bridges to God

What are the bridges of God? How does the gospel spread from my small group to a lost and dying world?

What Epaphras has to Teach Us About Small Groups

Epaphras wasn’t just another follower of Jesus. Oh no, he had an important part to play in the lives of the Colossians. He’s the one who they learned from. Learned about Jesus and learned how it changes their lives. It changes everything. And the lessons of Epaphras can be applied to small groups today.

4 Creative Ways To Pray With Your Small Group

Prayer is a vital part of every Small Group gathering.  It is also a part that can sometimes become routine, especially if your group prays the same way every time.

How to Launch Small Groups in Small Churches

When it comes to launching small groups in small churches, there is a dilemma. There aren’t many great models. Most materials and training about small groups come from pastors of megachurches.

Don’t Try To Fix Your Small Group

An atmosphere where we are constantly trying to fix each other will quickly squelch honesty.

7 Trademarks of an Unhealthy Friendship

"I wish I could go back in time and pull words out of the ears of my wife, children and friends, but in that moment, I was blind."

4 Deep Bible Questions To Engage Your Small Group

By asking fewer, more strategic questions, deep Bible questions, you go deeper and involve more people in discussing and responding to God’s word.

The Secret To Leading an Amazing, Healthy Small Group

If a group is centered on a purpose and led by a focused leader, there is no greater tool for spiritual growth than a healthy small group.

A 3-Step Plan for Mobilizing Your Small Group Outreach

Small group outreach is essential to the health of your church. Here's a 3-step plan for how to mobilize your small groups for the mission.

How To Write Dynamic Agendas for Your Home Groups

Just as in the early church, a synergy combines the dynamic of corporate gatherings and the intimate sharing of home groups.

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.

Why I Quit Doing One on One Discipleship

Jim Egli: Although one-on-one is wonderful, I quit doing discipleship that way because it’s less effective and only impacts one person at a time.

3 Difficulties in Starting Groups After Easter

Starting groups can begin at any time of the year. Some people say there are three group killers after Easter that you can't avoid ... or can you?

The Connection Between Small Groups and Mental Health for Men

We’re all social creatures and when a man sees other men actively enjoying a purpose, respect from others, a sense of accomplishment and, yes, even good food, it will draw others in like a moth to a flame--and small groups and mental health will flourish.

3 Ways To Make the Local Church Feel More Like a Family

Three simple things your church can do to feel more like a loving family and less like a stuffy institution.

6 Habits of a Healthy Group Leader

By developing these habits, any healthy group leader can lead a group to grow and multiply.

4 Keys to Small Group Friendships

The experience of many is that we’re in a pronounced decline when it comes to experiencing friendships. This makes small group friendships even more important in today's world.

5 Tips for Facilitating Small Groups Effectively

Small group discussion is so important, and really is the place where the Word can be applied as much as any other time. Generating discussion is tough for leaders, but is extremely important to having an effective small group discussion.

Are Unhealthy Small Groups Dividing Your Church?

Unhealthy small groups become cliques and destroy unity in the church.

Pastor Robert Jeffress Praises God for His Protection After First Baptist...

“I’m grateful that the church is not bricks and mortar or wood, it’s people,” Robert Jeffress told a local news station as First Baptist Dallas' historic sanctuary was being engulfed by flames.

Digital Expert Brad Hill Shares With Ed Stetzer What ‘Spiritually Open’...

Brad Hill joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to explain just how valuable a resource the internet can be for pastors and why digital ministry is not merely an on-ramp to get people into church.

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