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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.

How Small Groups Can Multiply Disciples

How do we multiply disciples -- and disciple-makers -- in the United States and Canada? A growing number of church and ministry leaders are asking these questions.

Every Small Group Leader Needs To Know How To Bounce

I’m convinced that God doesn’t just want you to lie there after misfortune, failure, or change. God wants you to bounce. The question is how to bounce?

Disciple-Making Movement: The Heart of Small Groups

The disciple-making movement is simplicity itself: the way it integrates evangelism and discipleship empowers people to replicate it and start their own groups, turning motivated learners into leaders.

5 Signs You’re a Leader Who Talks Too Much

Unfortunately, leaders can talk too much, not necessarily by monopolizing conversations, but by giving too many answers. So, how do you know if you are a leader who talks too much and what can we do to stop?

19 Dynamic Bible Study Ideas for Deeper Faith

Discover creative and practical Bible study ideas. Deepen your understanding of scripture with new ways to connect with God's Word.

4 Ways Confrontation Must Happen in Christian Community

The best confrontation results in people knowing they are loved, knowing that the best is desired for them, and knowing that the relationship can be stronger moving forward.

Millennial Perspectives on the Purpose of Small Groups

I spoke at length with Millennial students about a “fresh wind” that seems to be sweeping across our churches, the way we look at discipleship and ministry, and the way we do groups.

If You Want People to Grow Spiritually Teach Them to Meditate on the Bible

We should quit telling people to study the Bible, and start telling them to meditate on the Bible and delight in it.

Why Small Groups Don’t Work

It seems like many people are jumping into the blog world to announce that their experience reveals why small groups don’t work in America.

5 Steps Toward Purposeful Communication

With all the information that needs to be shared, and all sorts of different technologies to do that communicating, here are five steps towards purposeful communication.

Do Good to All People – It’s God’s Will!

As we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

How to Fulfill the Law of Christ

When we help carry burdens for one another, we are responding to God’s love for us. We are motivated to fulfill the law of Christ.

Is My Church a Cult ?

At one point the pressing concerns of a close friend of mine caused me to pause and consider: is my church a cult?

Chuck Swindoll, 89, Moves to Founding Role at Stonebriar; Jonathan Murphy...

Chuck Swindoll will become the founding pastor of Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas, with Jonathan Murphy stepping into the senior pastor role, the church announced.

David Ashcraft on the Surprising, ‘Deep Emotions’ He Felt Stepping Down...

David Ashcraft joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to talk about how leadership has changed, how pastors can leave their churches better than they found them, and the startling emotions he felt when he stepped down as senior pastor.

Articles for Small Group Leaders