Articles for Small Group Leaders

Articles for Small Group Leaders

Articles for small group leaders help them face daunting cultural and leadership challenges. More than ever, church leaders need leadership resources and small group resources to enable them to advance the gospel of Jesus in these challenging times. is dedicated to providing resources and information for every small groups pastor. If you serve on a church staff as a small groups leader or pastor of small groups ministry, you’ll find must-have small group resources and connections to a community of church leaders for greater Kingdom impact worldwide. Small group leaders from every denomination find articles for small group leaders, encouragement, inspiration, teaching tips, and support they are looking for here at Join millions of small group pastors and leaders who look to us for resources and encouragement for church leadership. Leading small groups in your church is not only about teaching and relationship building, but it is also about your relationship with Jesus. You will also find inspiration, encouragement, and help to keep your relationship with God strong and vibrant.

Hiring a Coach is a Great Leadership Choice

Think about the biggest problem you are facing right now; a consultant can help with that.

Recovery Groups are Mainstream

"We all need recovery because we are all sick," says Bill Donahue.

Small Groups Impact Countries

Changing the world happens one small group at a time.

What Are You Sacrificing for the Gospel?

Sometimes, leaders mistakenly confuse busyness or activity as sacrifice.

How to Let Go of the Past (Part 2)

I must give up my grudges and my grief.

Life is All About Timing

Life is all about timing, but whose timing?

Evaluating Your Group Against Acts 2

How "inward" and how "outward" is your group?

Why Churches Wither and Die

When churches find security in anything other than Christ, they die.

Drift Happens

Are you off course, even just a little bit?

How to Let Go of the Past

You'll never be an effective leader if your past gets in the way.

Could This Happen to You One Thursday Night?

Great story that reinforces our need for small groups

Study Explores the Importance of Small Groups

A Baylor University study shows it's not the presence of small groups in a church that matters--it's the commitment level of their members.

Do You Have a Boat Story?

Great story of personal evangelism

Interview with Dr. Bill Donahue (Group Life Genius)

Learn from one of the most influential voices in small group ministry for almost two decades.

Can You Be in a Small Group and Not Know It?

You may have some great small groups already meeting that don't show up on your roster.

Invest in the Mundane? Yeah, You Should.

Celebrating the little things really matters for small group health.

Learn More from Steve Gladen on Saddleback’s Small Group Coaching Strategy

More great insights from Saddleback's brilliant small group strategies

Free Small Group Alignment Sermon Series from

Complete (and free) sermon series from including small group curriculum and graphics.

Steve Gladen on Saddleback’s Coaching Strategy

Learn the four kinds of groups and the care they need to grow.

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Mark Sayers says, “What’s happening is the secular story itself is actually beginning to have its moment of doubt.” Mark is the senior leader of Red Church in Melbourne, Australia, and this week on our podcast he shares how living in our current culture gives us a unique opportunity to offer people hope.

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