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10 Reasons Ministry Isn't for Wimps

10 Reasons Ministry Isn’t for Wimps

Pastoral care ministry isn't for wimps...so if you still want to be a pastor after reading this, then God has probably called you to shepherd a church!
Leaderless Small Groups

Leaderless Small Groups

“We started giving people permission to jump in. We’re asking for people who love people and love God. We want people who are willing to facilitate a healthy environment where connections can happen.”
5 Big Goals for Each New Year of Ministry

5 Big Goals for Each New Year of Ministry

"These five goals revolve around the five biblical purposes of the church, which never change and remain constant in any culture."
10 Food Ideas for Your Next Small Group Gathering

10 Food Ideas for Your Next Small Group Gathering

Most small groups aren’t a small group unless there is food shared. Be honest, which of us have not tried to entice our members by the food we serve?
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One Free Way to Celebrate Christmas with your Small Group

When you think about discipleship in a small group what comes to mind? For many people it is Bible study, prayer, fellowship, worship…
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3 Abnormal Gifts for Your Small Group This Christmas

Here’s a different holiday idea: How about getting a few abnormal gifts for your whole small group?
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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."
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12 Vital Reasons Each Of Us Should Be Part Of A Church

We can and should worship and love Jesus individually. But we should also worship, pursue God's word and love him with others. In fact, it is essential and vital to our spiritual lives and health as believers.
Why the Christian Life Is a Call to Community

Why the Christian Life Is a Call to Community

I’ll never forget Miss Moss, with her Coke-bottle glasses and a disability that left her slow and kind. She loved writing notes of encouragement...
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Are You Addicted to Big, Fast, and Famous?

Small Groups create a place where we can share our lives with others. Small Groups create a place where we can encourage and challenge one another. Small Groups create a place where the Holy Spirit can make disciples. And you are creating that place.

Who Is Your Mephibosheth?

As you develop your leaders bring this same question before them: Who Is the Mephibosheth in your neighborhood and circles that is crippled spiritually? Is your heart like David's?
Dinner Church

Dinner Church, Anyone?

Gathering around a table, sharing a meal, worshiping and studying The Word... What could be better than dinner church?
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How to Pray When You Don’t Want to Pray

Ever wonder how to pray when you don't want to pray? Oddly enough, many people struggle with learning about prayer because they are focusing on praying, not on God. But prayer is all about relationship.
6 Crucial Small Group Lessons From the Early Church

6 Crucial Small Group Lessons From the Early Church

Scott Boren thought his research on the early church would reveal "secret ingredients" to small group success. Instead, he found something much more significant.
Childcare Solutions

7 Childcare Solutions for Small Groups

Whether you are a small group leader/ host or the small group pastor/point person at your church, here are 7 childcare solutions to help your small group(s) thrive.
The Absolute Best Discussion Question You Can Ask in Small Group

The Absolute Best Discussion Question You Can Ask in Small Group

Looking for the absolute best discussion question for small group? One of the greatest skills that you need to run a good Bible study is the instinct to craft good questions.
7 Ways a Small Group Can Reach People for Jesus

7 Ways a Church’s Small Groups Can Reach People for Jesus (From Saddleback)

These are 7 powerful ways that a church's small groups can reach people for Jesus. And we've seen these happening at Saddleback effectively.
10 Ways to Help Group Members Participate More

10 Ways to Help Small Group Members Participate More

Model these Top 10 ways to help small group members participate so each member recognizes that he or she is an integral member of the Body of Christ and begins behaving accordingly, inside and outside the meeting.
4 Ways to Rally Your Small Group for Fall

4 Ways to Rally Your Small Group for Fall

Regardless how your group has been approaching the summer season, it’s time to start thinking about how you’ll transition back into the fall season. Here are four tips to rally your small group for fall.
30-Day Prayer Guide

A Small Group Leader’s 30-Day Prayer Guide

Copy and give this Prayer Guide to your leaders or create your own so that your groups can grow in strength and influence for the Kingdom of God!

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Daniel Henderson: How to Lead Your People in Prayer

“We know that prayer is one of our primary priorities in ministry," says Daniel Henderson, "but it’s hard to lead where you’ve not gone yourself.”