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Leadership Can’t Get Any Simpler Than This!

Ever known someone who thought they were leading, but no one was following?

Is Your Small Group "On Mission" or "Missional"?

When it comes to small groups, there's a difference between being on mission and being missional. Which better defines your group? And why does it matter?

Inspire Your Group Leaders with a Retreat

Build new life into your leadership with a small group retreat. "We used the 'Hot Seat' at meals to build emotional connections."

Product Review: "Seven Daily Sins" by Jared C. Wilson

The small group curriculum Seven Daily Sins by Jared C. Wilson and published by LifeWay delivers an interesting, heart-revealing study.

3 Simple Tips for Growing Your Groups

Tips on explaining and modeling the importance of community to others.

God's Strategy For Your Success – Part 2

Rick Warren continues his discussion of how following God leads to success. Here, he discusses the third principle.

The Small Group Question That Leads to Freedom

Rick Howerton answers a question with a tougher question.

The Signature of Small Group Ministry Mediocrity

The biggest problem within a small group ministry is inconsistency.

Vision Block: 7 Factors that Keep Leaders from Casting Vision

Yes it is hard work; yes it takes some time. But the effort is worth it.

I Feel Your Pain. Or Not.

Small groups who know and love each other can support each other through painful experiences.

When to Call Group Leaders "Hosts"

“Small group leader” and “host” are common terms, but which one is best for your church?

New Year's Resolution: Finish Well

Will you finish the last 5 percent?

9 Gifts Of The Spirit That are Alive, Well & Living Online

"The germination cycle in cyber time is compressed. The span between planting and reaping may be marked by mere seconds," says Tami Heim.

Christmas: Peace is Better Than Gold

God is waiting to give you His peace. You just need to give Him your problem.

Unlearn What You Have Learned

Yoda gives wisdom about leadership.

The Cultural Need for Hospitality

Outside of family, Americans have lost the ability to exercise hospitality.

Does Community Lead to Mission and Vice Versa?

Scott Boren challenges contemporary thinking about mission creating community.

What's on Your Mind? Part 3

Rick Warren shares some tips on how to keep your mental edge in ministry.

What's on Your Mind? Part 2

The best way to stay mentally fit, by Rick Warren.

Pastor Matt Chandler: The Church’s Post-Roe Moment Is Bigger Than Legislation

Two days after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Pastor Matt Chandler challenged Christians to “step up” and push back darkness in a “brutally difficult” world. Chandler prefaced his message by saying he celebrated Roe’s reversal but “did so with a great deal of sobriety.”

Adam Wyatt: How To Be a Biblical Patriot, Not a Christian...

Dr. Adam Wyatt joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about how the Bible supports the idea of loving one’s country–but not nationalism–and how pastors can navigate this volatile topic.

Articles for Small Group Leaders