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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.

Healthy Correction in Small Groups

Healthy correction will sustain a church community and where it will allow relationships to thrive within a small group ministry.

3 Steps to Good Communication

It certainly looks like everyone is talking but very few are trying to communicate or listen. If only there were 3 steps to good communication. But wait--perhaps there are!

Why Small Groups 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.

The Joy of Small Groups

A right-brain oriented small group ministry opts to have their groups meet and seek fellowship with one another and explore curriculum through the context of relationships that bring the joy of small groups.

Two Lessons From Joshua About the God of Strategy

In order to possess the promised land they were going to have to knock out seven major enemies. Even the Promised Land has problems. Israel needed the God of strategy.

Small Group Leader’s Guide: How to Make Things Not Awkward

We’ve all been to them: awkward small groups. For one reason or another, something wasn’t clicking.

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?

Innovate Your Way to Better Small Groups

Here are some key truths about innovation and how it can help you build better small groups at your church.

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.

We All Need Grace and Peace

Grace and peace are two of those words that get thrown around a lot, but few people really get what they mean.

The Power of Vision

What inspires a leader to give his or her life to a particular goal? The power of vision is what makes a leader great. In fact, visionless leaders aren't leaders at all—they're managers.

Spiritual Maturity: 5 Signs You DON’T Have It

Often what we call spiritual maturity … isn't. In fact, at least five of the common claims we make about having spiritual maturity actually show we lack it.

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.

3 Subtle Ways to Redirect Awkward Conversations

Knowing when to continue awkward conversations or to stop them (and what to say) requires the wisdom of God.

3 Times Jesus Modeled How To Treat Sinners

"We need both gentleness and holy truth."

The Meaning of Membership

The meaning of membership says that we “are” members of his body. Period. It’s a statement of fact. It’s true, so anything other than true is false. It’s something that we already are.

7 Small Group Leader Appreciation Ideas That Will Make a Difference

Here, from some of the most noted authorities on small groups, is a treasure-trove of small group leader appreciation ideas.

The Secret of Gentle Confrontation

Too many Christians are scared to say something. They don’t want to do the work of keeping a brother or sister accountable. Too many Christians are cowardly when it comes to the vital task of gentle confrontation.

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.

Gwen Shamblin Lara’s Son Addresses Child Abuse Death of Boy Whose...

In the final installment of Michael Shamblin's interview with investigative reporter Phil Williams, Shamblin discussed the child abuse death of Josef Smith and said that Remnant Fellowship Church needs to acknowledge the harm it has done.

Kyle Strobel and Jamin Goggin, Part 2: How To Embrace God’s...

Kyle Strobel and Jamin Goggin wrap up their conversation on “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast,” offering pastors ways to help guard against the misuse of power in ministry and encouraging them to persevere. 

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