Articles for Small Group Leaders

Articles for Small Group Leaders

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What You Need to Know About Suffering

You never just suffer the thing that you’re suffering, but you always also suffer the way that you’re suffering that thing.
Rick Warren: The 10 Building Blocks of Biblical Community

Rick Warren: The 10 Building Blocks of Biblical Community

Rick Warren offers these key insights into the building blocks of biblical community.
Can You Measure Discipleship? 12 Indications You're Making Disciples

Can You Measure Discipleship? 12 Indications You’re Making Disciples

Is it really possible to measure discipleship? Granted, it’s still going to be subjective, as is this post, but I believe the Bible gives us clear indications someone has been discipled.
6 Ways to Invite Someone to Your Small Group

Small Group Invitations: 6 Simple Steps You Can Follow

When it comes to small group invitations, you don't have to feel intimidated or out of your depth. Here are 6 simple steps you can follow .
5 Ways to Recruit New Members into Your Small Group

5 Ways to Recruit New Members Into Your Small Group

Where do you start when you don’t know the first thing about recruiting?
Should Technology Be Allowed at Small Group Meetings?

Should Technology Be Allowed at Small Group Meetings?

Should you stop your small group members from using their mobile devices during meetings?
3 Ways to Integrate Children Into Your Groups

3 Ways to Integrate Children Into Your Groups

Everyone benefits from children being part of your small group — 3 approaches for how to handle them.
spiritual healing

The Role of the Body in Healing After Trauma

I confess that before experiencing a bodily trauma, I thought that emotional and spiritual healing consisted primarily in thinking the right things and believing the right things.
Small Group Studies

How to Turn Sermons Into Small Group Studies

How do you repurpose your sermons into small group studies?
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The One Question We Would Have for Jesus

If you could ask Jesus anything, what would it be? Larry King said “I would like to ask Him if He was indeed virgin-born. The answer to that question would define history for me.”
C.S. Lewis quotes

C.S. Lewis Quotes on Relationships

I find these C.S. Lewis quotes so helpful when applied to how I think about relationships, which can often be difficult, messy affairs.
Legalism and Consistent Spiritual Habits: Not the Same

Legalism and Consistent Spiritual Habits: Not the Same

"I believe many followers of Jesus mistakenly lump a commitment to consistent spiritual disciplines into the pejorative pool of legalism."
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The Power of an Apology

Do you know how to apologize? The words you say, and how and when you say them, matter a great deal. Here's a quick primer on giving an appropriate apology.
Summer and Small Groups: 4 Keys to Family Connections

Summer and Small Groups: 4 Keys to Family Connections

When it comes to summer and small groups, what's the best approach?
Six Traits of the Best Small Group Hosts

Six Traits of the Best Small Group Hosts

If we’re not looking for long-term members and Bible scholars, who makes the best small group hosts?
Infrequent Church Attendance: How to Measure Your Church's True Size

Infrequent Church Attendance: How to Measure Your Church’s True Size

"On any given Sunday, 80 percent are regular attendees and 20 percent are non-regular attendees." So what does infrequent church attendance mean for discipleship?
wilderness experience

4 Reasons the Wilderness Experience Is Not a Waste

The wilderness experience pushes us to the edge of despair and giving up. We feel our limits, insufficiency and inability to deliver ourselves.
Avoid This Small Group Transparency Killer

Avoid This Small Group Transparency Killer

Perhaps the number one destroyer of transparency is asking questions that are closed-ended and don’t allow people to share.
The 8 Qualities Every Small Group Leader Needs

The 8 Qualities Every Small Group Leader Needs

The best Can-Do leaders share eight qualities that keep them from getting stuck.
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