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.

Prayer Is Not Enough

Praying for the salvation of others is only part of our duty. We must also act!

Nothing is "Small" About Small Groups

Ever think about what's so small about small group ministry?

Benchmarks: Growth in Small Groups

Check out these statistics to get your finger on the pulse of small groups ministry.

Benchmarks: Developing Leaders and Tackling Challenges

Check out these statistics to get your finger on the pulse of small groups ministry.

Advice from an Experienced Small Group Member

How small groups contribute to one woman's spiritual growth

Benchmarks: Training Group Leaders

Check out these statistics to get your finger on the pulse of small groups ministry.

Benchmarks: What Other Groups are Doing

Check out these statistics to get your finger on the pulse of small groups ministry.

Enlisting Great Sunday School Leaders

Here's a few great pointers on recruiting teachers for your adult Sunday School programs.

Principles from the Largest Cell Churches

Joel Comiskey shares his vast knowledge of what makes a successful cell church.

Small Group Advice…For a Laugh

A tongue-in-cheek poke at small groups, courtesy of Jon Acuff at Stuff Christians Like.

Successful Children’s Cell Groups

Advice on developing and running small groups for kids.

Can All Cell Leaders Be Coaches?

Joel Comiskey shares the advantages of using coaches to care for cell leaders.

Engage Timid Learners in Your Group

Help your shy group members participate comfortably.

Americans' Social Circle Decreasing

In spite of Facebook and Twitter, the size of the average American's social circle is smaller today than 20 years ago.

10 Fantasies of Churches With Small Groups

Find out what fantasies keep churches from growing their small group ministry.

Small Groups = BIG Priority

Small groups—and small group leaders—continue to be more and more of a priority in churches.

Foundations of the Cell Church Movement

What is the core concept in the cell church? Community? Evangelism? Church growth?

Leadership Isolation

Sometimes group leaders can forget they need accountability and deep personal relationships.  My friend Jon recently posted  about this on his website: A few weeks ago,...

Sustained Life Change

I am so excited for our Cross Point small groups ministry. Yesterday we saw hundreds of people at all of our campuses join a...

My Journey Into Joyful Evangelism

As the pastor preached that morning, I felt guilty about my lack of effort at soul winning. Yet every time I gathered my courage...

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United Methodist Church Returns Land to Wyandotte Nation

As part of its bicentennial celebration, the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries is transferring three acres in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, back to...

New Podcasts

Mark Sayers: An Anxious, Post-Christian Culture Is Longing for Hope

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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