Articles for Small Group Leaders

5 Shifts Your Church Must Make to Grow Small Groups

5 Shifts Your Church Must Make to Grow Small Groups

In many churches, small groups need a paradigm shift to unlock the potential God has hidden in them.
What's Stopping People from Joining Your Groups?

What’s Stopping People From Joining Your Groups?

3 problems that prevent new or “messy” people from joining groups, and solutions for overcoming them.
3 Dimensions of Flourishing Faith

3 Dimensions of Flourishing Faith

Do you know how to guide your group to release an increase of Christ-centered development in their life?
How Do We Teach Our Kids to?

How Do We Teach Our Kids to Love?

The challenge from my last post was to help our kids to properly love. The question that creates is how. How do we properly love? We...
How to Change the Life of Your Small Group

How to Change the Life of Your Small Group

What would it look like if on the second week of each month your cell served the neighborhood?
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."
3 Realities for Lead Pastors and Discipleship

3 Realities for Lead Pastors and Discipleship

If a culture of disciple-making groups is going to take root in a church, it’s critical for the Lead Pastor to champion the cause.
You're Not a Perfect Small Group Leader—And That's OK

You’re Not a Perfect Small Group Leader—And That’s OK

God is not looking for you to lead the perfect small group.
5 Toxic Small Group Ministry Moves

5 Toxic Small Group Ministry Moves

They often seem harmless, but they can inflict great damage.
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.
7 Ways to Care for your Ministry that Require Zero Talent

7 Ways to Care for Your Ministry That Require Zero Talent

It doesn’t take a special talent, ability or even experience obtained over years to properly care for your team.
Is Your Discipleship Model for Everyone?

Is Your Discipleship Model for Everyone?

I have seen many churches with the goal of discipling every person in their church, but their ministry model doesn’t even given them a chance to take a swing at their goal.
10 Checks to Evaluate Your Small Group Ministry

Mark Howell: 10 Checks to Evaluate Your Small Group Ministry

Getting ready for the next leg in your small group ministry adventure?
Questions to Help Pick Your Battles

5 Questions to Help Pick Your Battles

Not every conflict is necessary to be resolved.
Essential Practices of a 21st Century Small Group Ministry

5 Essential Practices of a 21st Century Small Group Ministry

The single most common reason small group ministries struggle has to do with a 20th-century design.
Something Fun Today

Do Something Fun Today

Are you guarding your Sabbath as carefully as you should?
Words to Transform Your Life

12 Words to Transform Your Life

Discover how words may affect our lives in the day-to-day.
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Before You Hold a Title, You Should Be Doing This

I’ve come to believe, over time, that positions should usually be the result of a job well done.
Group Leaders

How to Help Rookie and Veteran Group Leaders

Practical insights to help all of your small group leaders succeed.
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5 Leadership Attributes for Every Leader to Work On

Take a deep breath, pause and evaluate.
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