Articles for Small Group Leaders

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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!
Small Group Life

3 Great Values of Small Group Life

The best and most enduring stories of life change are connected to some form of small group life. Christianity was never designed to be a journey taken alone. In fact, I don’t believe you can live your faith journey to its fullest potential by yourself.
10 Traits of a Healthy Small Group Ministry

10 Traits of a Healthy Small Group Ministry

Do you have a healthy small group ministry? You will if you focus on these 10 traits of a healthy small group ministry.
leading yourself spiritually

A Quick Guide to Leading Yourself Spiritually

One of my greatest obstacles has been learning how to best lead myself and to do so with greater spiritual intensity. Here are three quick takeaways that could challenge you for leading yourself spiritually.
8 Creative Prayer Ideas for your Small Group

8 Creative Prayer Ideas for Small Group Time

Sometimes groups can get stuck in a rut when it comes to praying together, my prayer is that these creative prayer ideas for small group may help you and your group.
What I Learned About Community From a Rural Church

What I Learned About Community From a Rural Church

A certain closeness to God was evident during my visit to this rural church. How did they create this culture? Did their rural setting have anything to do with it? Are they more purposeful about making time for God in their lives?
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52 Fellowship Activities for Your Small Group

Here's a list of 52 fellowship activities that groups in my church have used through the years. This list is meant to serve as an idea starter for your group so you can come up with your own activities and plans for implementing them. The key is to do it together.
Why Confidentiality Matters in Small Groups

Why Confidentiality Matters in Small Groups

How can you set up a safe environment that incorporates confidentiality? Consider following these five tips.
Small Group Craze vs. Biblical Community

Small Group Craze vs. Biblical Community

In today's culture, name the group and you can join it—so how can we discover biblical community?
Simple Cell Church Planting

Simple Cell Church Planting

Fruitfulness on the cell level builds confidence for future church planting and allows the candidate to then make it happen.
Joel Comiskey

Joel Comiskey: The Church Next Door

Joel Comiskey explains the advantages of getting outside your church building for the sake of your community. I live in sunny southern California, and I...
5 Next Steps for New Small Group Leaders

5 Next Steps for New Small Group Leaders

Stepping out to start a new group can be an intimidating and scary experience. New small group leaders: Here are five helpful steps to take next.
Don't Make this Big Mistake in Dealing with Difficult People

Don’t Make This Big Mistake in Dealing With Difficult People

Think of your small group ministry. Somewhere in that context are difficult people who bug you.
marketing small groups

6 Keys to Effectively Marketing Small Groups

At the heart of it, marketing, especially church marketing, is about changing habits and replacing them with new ones. And that is very spiritual.
Authenticity and Small Groups: Is "Fauxnerability" Becoming a Problem?

Authenticity and Small Groups: Is ‘Fauxnerability’ Becoming a Problem?

With a higher value on transparency, authenticity and vulnerability in the church, there is a dark ‘flip-side’ that we need to be aware of.

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.

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N.T. Wright: the New Testament Is Clear on Female Preachers

While the American church continues to wrestle and debate about the question "What does the Bible say about female preachers?" Theologian N.T. Wright says the New Testament is clear.

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Danielle Strickland: Jesus Is the Healer of Gender Inequality in the...

"Jesus is the great equalizer," says Danielle Strickland. "He’s the great liberator for all peoples"—and that includes women in the church.