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5 Summer Steps to Hearing "Well Done" This Fall

Planning a small group launch this fall? Mark Howell shows you how to use the summer months to get there.

8 Steps to Multiply Your Small Group

From our very first meeting, we let our new small group know that God is going to raise one of them up to take over the leadership of the group.

To Curriculum or Not to Curriculum, That is the Question

"Do groups really need published Bible studies written and edited by professionals?"

Add Members to Existing Groups or Start New Groups?

Mark Howell addresses the critical decision of where to send new members.

Where Should the Group Leadership Bar Be Set?

"It's time to raise the bar for leadership with actual life on life discipleship."

Discover the Real Reason Behind Your Team’s Conflict

It’s vital for leaders to understand that people who don’t value what we value are not dumb, mean, or manipulative; they are just different.

4 Relationship Tools Every Husband Needs

Instead of trying to be a "Mr. Fix-It" to your wife, reach for these relationship tools instead.

The Gospel-Centered Small Group Leader

Ben Reed: "When it comes to talking about the marks of a true follower of Jesus, it’s no surprise that Paul starts out talking about love."

Debunking Five Small Group Myths

Mark Howell busts five small group myths that many assume to be truth.

5 Musts for Lasting in Ministry

Steve Gladen offers his non-negotiable advice he would give to leaders who want to be in it for the long haul.

Help Leaders Choose Their Next Study

"What study should we do next?" Mark Howell helps you help your small group leaders to answer this question.

Should Your Groups Go "Mobile"?

Steve Gladen helps you think through the idea of mobile small groups and communications.

Leader Qualification: Raising the Bar, Lowering the Bar, or Open Bar?

Mark Howell: "Who can lead a group in your system? How are you framing your leader qualification pathway?"

Dealing with Your Unconscious Incompetence

If you don’t know that you don’t know something, where do you even start to learn it?

The Fine Line Between Authenticity and “My Truth”

"When your group gets together, it is vital that your conversation be in search of God’s truth," says Rick Howerton.

7 Signs of a Healthy Small Group Ecosystem

Mike Mack offers seven important indicators that your small group community is thriving, healthy and growing.

This is Awkward, But…How’s Your Present?

It's sexy to talk about your past—but what's happening with you today? That's a little more awkward.

Our Story, Their Stories, His Story—How to Share Them

When we share our stories, we also gain permission to introduce the author of that story—God.

Three Traits of an Effective Small Group Leader

I realize that I have most likely given a different list of this nature at some time. My problem… I continue to see and...

Finding the True Voice of Prayer

True prayer brings us back to the place of hearing the true voice about our core identity.

Church ESL Camp Preps Hispanic Elementary Students for School Year

The ESL camp included nightly dinner, class time that pointed out the Christ connection in each Bible story, crafts and games, and utilized the Jesus Storybook Bible and the Woman’s Missionary Union Telling the Story curriculum.

Alan Hirsch: The Church Needs To Stop Making Jesus in Its...

Alan Hirsch joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about why he believes the American church is out of alignment with Jesus and what we need to do to put our focus back on him.

Articles for Small Group Leaders