Articles for Small Group Leaders

What Makes a Great Discussion Question?

What Makes a Great Discussion Question?

8 guidelines to avoid silence when discussion time comes.
How to Have a Kid-Friendly Small Group

How to Have a Kid-Friendly Small Group

There are so many variables when you want a kid-friendly group.
5 Criteria for Making New Year’s Resolutions You Will Actually Keep

5 Criteria for Making New Year’s Resolutions You Will Actually Keep

Because resolutions—even the strongest ones—aren’t going to improve anything if you don’t follow through with them.
Secrets to Superstar Small Group Leaders

Secrets to Superstar Small Group Leaders

The best small group hosts love Jesus and love people but are also real enough to relate to people and build genuine friendships.
Hospitality in the Way of Jesus

Hospitality in the Way of Jesus

The homes were strategic and the ideal delivery system for Jesus’ salvation plan.
5 Keys to Help Your Small Group Thrive This Year

5 Keys to Help Your Small Group Thrive This Year

What are the practices you must master in order to build a thriving small group ministry?
6 Requirements for Cultivating Community In a Church

6 Requirements for Cultivating Community in a Church

Rick Warren on how to develop authentic fellowship.
Millennial Perspectives on Small Groups and More

Millennial Perspectives on Small Groups and More

I spoke at length with Millennial students about a “fresh wind” that seems to be sweeping across our churches, the way we look at discipleship and ministry, and the way we do groups.
This Week, Re-calibrate Your Life

This Week, Re-Calibrate Your Life

Share these principles with your small group members to wrap up one year and start the new one right.
How Hospitality Creates Multiplication

How Hospitality Creates Multiplication

The practice of hospitality makes us better servants.
The Best Christmas Present You Can Ever Give

The Best Christmas Present You Can Ever Give

Who needs this gift from you this Christmas?
High Impact Coaching for Your Leaders

High Impact Coaching for Your Leaders

The most important element for a church’s small group system’s health and growth is the effective coaching of your leaders.
Closing a Group Meeting in Prayer

Closing a Group Meeting in Prayer

Having trouble getting people to pray aloud? Mark Howell gives six creative ideas on how to prayerfully end a small group gathering.
4 Scientific Reasons Small Groups Should Practice Gratitude

4 Scientific Reasons Small Groups Should Practice Gratitude

Check out these ways science backs up our theological view of gratitude.
7 Ways to Get Young People to Serve

7 Ways to Get Young People to Serve

We may simply need to reconsider the circumstances under which they are willing to serve or the structure that works to attract them to serve.
5 Keys to Developing Young Leaders in Your Church

5 Keys to Developing Young Leaders in Your Church

"Does your church expect young leaders to learn on their own through their own experience or do you actually coach them?"
Should Your Group Rotate or Have a Permanent Host?

Should Your Group Rotate or Have a Permanent Host?

Discover the benefits of both approaches.
Key Concepts for Planning Your New Year Groups Strategy

Key Concepts for Planning Your New Year Groups Strategy

3 vital ideas for building a thriving small group next year.
6 Habits of a Healthy Group Leader

6 Habits of a Healthy Group Leader

By developing these habits, any cell leader can lead a group to grow and multiply.
How to Disciple Millennials

How to Disciple Millennials

Two brief tips to be a bit more effective at reaching and leading Millennials.
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