Articles for Small Group Leaders

Articles for Small Group Leaders

Articles for small group leaders help them 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 articles for small group leaders, 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.

Small Group Leaders and Divine Appointments

Small Group Leaders and Divine Appointments

A divine appointment is simply a God-directed meeting that happens at the right time and place for a specific purpose.
6 Goals of an Effective Small Group Ministry

6 Goals of an Effective Small Group Ministry

Key foundational principles that we will live by as we craft the DNA of our church’s community life.
Top 10 Symptoms of Emotionally Unhealthy Spirituality

Top 10 Symptoms of Emotionally Unhealthy Spirituality

"We must care about our own spiritual shortcomings before we even look at the shortcomings of others."
9 Tools for Leading a Life-Changing Bible Study

9 Tools for Leading a Life-Changing Bible Study

Life-changing Bible study: Having the right tools available can open a conversation around God’s Word that will eventually lead to discipleship.

10 Things No One Told Me About Being a Small Groups Pastor

Being a small groups pastor is hard work. but it’s hard work worth every ounce of sweat, every drop of creativity, and every inch of effort you can give.
3 Ways to Switch "On" Small Group Leaders

3 Ways to Switch “On” Small Group Leaders

Here’s a simple lens to help you see leadership development more clearly.
4 Reasons Pastors Need Community

4 Reasons Pastors Need Community

Why do so many pastors try to go it alone?
5 Toxic Small Group Ministry Moves

5 Toxic Small Group Ministry Moves

They often seem harmless, but they can inflict great damage.
Rick Warren: How to Grow A Small Group On Mission

Rick Warren: How to Grow A Small Group On Mission

Small groups often focus on fellowship or discipleship—but don't forget about evangelism or being a small group on mission.
How to Pray When You Don’t Want to Pray

How to Pray When You Don’t Want to Pray

If someone wrote a story of my prayer life, it would probably be titled "A Confused Mix of Wandering and Worrying."
Small Group Outreach Beyond the Walls of a House

Small Group Outreach Beyond the Walls of a House

“It’s easy to become comfortable in just looking at ourselves, when sometimes the greatest experience of God’s love can be found when we get outside ourselves and focus on loving others.”

6 Reasons Our Discipleship Strategies Miss the Mark

So…if we’re all trying to hit the same target, why are so many of our discipleship strategies missing the mark?

The Four-Step Discussion Method That Works for Any Study

This simple small-group discussion method teaches disciples to obey God.
7 False Assumptions About Introverts

7 False Assumptions About Introverts

What surprises me, however, is how misunderstood introverts are sometimes.
3 Surprising Benefits of Small Group Silence

3 Surprising Benefits of Small Group Silence

Small group leaders are often afraid of silence—but there is something powerful about creating intentional space in a group meeting.
therapeutic benefits of community

The Therapeutic Benefits of Community

"Whoever isolates himself...breaks out against all sound judgment" (Proverbs 18:1).
Do You Need a Small Group Greeter?

Do You Need a Small Group Greeter?

A small group greeter can help your members hit the reset button on their often-overwhelming lives as they walk through the door.
Top 5 Reasons Small Group Leaders Quit

Top 5 Reasons Small Group Leaders Quit

While some leaders quit for good reasons, most quit for reasons that are completely avoidable.
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What Do Small Group Leaders Really Need?

"Leaders need to know that you have their back in prayer."
The Power of Small Group Matchmaking Events

The Power of Small Group Matchmaking Events

Where do you find new people to attend your small group?
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