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The Post-Pandemic Small Groups Boom Is on the Way!

Are you ready? How will you make the most of this opportunity growing out of the small groups boom? This is not the time for business as usual.

Ron Edmondson – 7 Thoughts About Introverts

If you give introverts advance warning, we can often better prepare for conversation. We can gear up for it. Introversion impacts how we relate to others—not how we feel about them.
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The Danger of Half a Small Group Strategy

The small group in a box seemed like a good idea. The small group director secured the topic from the pastor and the logo...
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What It Means to Say I’m Praying for You

How often do you say these words, and what does it mean to say, I’m praying for you? I’d like to suggest that at the heart of praying for others is the word friendship—friendship with people, and friendship with God.
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5 Signs You Lack Integrity

Integrity is something we all desire, but how do you know if you have it? Equally important: how do you know if you lack integrity?And what exactly is it anyway?
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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.

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.
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Evaluate Your Small Group With These 35 Great Questions

I recently asked for suggestions for good questions group leaders could use to evaluate your small group. Boy, did I get some great ideas!
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How to Avoid the Spiritual Growth “Trap”

A small group can be a place for spiritual growth and responsibility, yet even though self-discipline has great power, it comes at the risk of locating the source of that power in us instead of the grace of God.

Hybrid Groups: The Best of Both Worlds

Let’s think about some hybrid options in your Bible study group. COVID has caused us to rethink many things about group Bible study. Some groups are back on church campus, others are not.

Too Much Success? 4 Ways to Subgroup Your “Small” Group

Bigger isn’t always better, especially when it comes to small groups! The challenge remains: how can we make our big-sized groups smaller? Why not encourage your small groups to give subgrouping a try?
7 Ways Extroverts Can Better Engage Introverts

7 Ways Extroverts Can Better Engage Introverts

There is often confusion surrounding introverts—here are 7 simple steps for ways to engage introverts.
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Don’t Give Up on Your Bible Study So Quickly

When something in God’s Word unsettles us we should not be quick to leave it for the more comfortable places. Yes, there may be times when we have to table some of our concerns and pick them up at a time when we’re in a healthier place.
6 Habits of a Healthy Group Leader

6 Habits of a Healthy Group Leader

By developing these habits, any healthy group leader can lead a group to grow and multiply.

Five Fun Ice-Breakers From Across the Globe

Having a handful of good icebreakers is like having a pocket full of gold for a small group leader.
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How to Turn Sermons Into Small Group Studies

When you think about your sermon files, digital, analog, or otherwise, you are loaded with content. But, how do you repurpose your vast content into small group studies?

4 Creative Ways to Pray with Your Small Group This Spring

Prayer is a vital part of every Small Group gathering.  It is also a part that can sometimes become routine, especially if your group prays the same way every time.
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8 Spiritual Growth Questions to Ask Small Group Members

As a small group leader or point person, you have a vested interest in spiritual growth. Some leaders tend to value metrics, and others desire more qualitative information like stories. #smallgroup #smallgroups #spiritualgrowth

Beating Burnout: Start With Your Physical Health

Burnout appears in many different ways. It encompasses everything from physical exhaustion to deep cynicism to escape into sin. Now, you may be asking yourself why I’m addressing burnout on a blog about small groups and discipleship. #burnout
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The Apostle Paul’s Top 21 Leadership Traits

Mike Mack invites leaders to use this list to continue growing in their leadership...or even for accountability purposes.

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Solace and Outright Support — Here’s the Christian Leaders’ Response to...

As Israel and Hamas inch closer to all-out war, critics wonder where some prominent Christian voices in America are. Since the explosion of long-simmering tensions, some criticize the tepid response—or even silence—from Christian leaders.

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