Articles for Small Group Leaders
The first five minutes should answer the question, “Why should I give you my attention today?” What is a good introduction to do, and why is it important? Why do we need an introduction—or do we?
In recovery, folks say, “We’re only as sick as our secrets.” Porn is the sickest of the secrets.
"On any given Sunday, 80 percent are regular attendees and 20 percent are non-regular attendees." So what does infrequent church attendance mean for discipleship?
Perhaps the number one destroyer of transparency is asking questions that are closed-ended and don’t allow people to share.
Jim Egli tells of his experience with bad icebreakers and how you can avoid them.
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.
Numbers are hard metrics: names on rosters, number of groups, meetings attended, verses memorized. Hard numbers don’t paint the entire picture.
It’s not the mountain-top experience that’s the most dangerous. No, it’s the return to reality--the mountain bottom experience--where people trip, fall, injure themselves.
"Unconnected people attend less frequently than connected people."
When it comes to connection ideas, "simple" means just providing opportunities! Below are three simple connection ideas you can try to help foster connections with those who are new.
Here are five small group hacks that will ease each Small Group Host or Leader’s efforts and make their group stronger!
If people had no objections to leading small groups, your job would be very easy. They would just line up and sign up to lead a group.
Principles to keep in mind when setting the stage men's groups.
I hear from pastors who don’t want to lead a group or feel that they shouldn’t, but from my experience, I believe in pastors leading small groups.
My dad used to say: “You gotta know what the Bible says before you can understand what it means.” We have to get the...
As the small group leader, there are things that you can do to bring people back to a Bible centered conversation and help them be more receptive to the Lord speaking to their hearts through it.
COVID is yet again making a real impact on life and ministry. From empty Olympic stands to empty seats in our churches to an increase in mask wearing, uncertainty appears to be our biggest obstacle. But, not for small groups.
Rick Warren offers these key insights into the building blocks of biblical community.
How do you live? Are you doing life together with your brothers and sisters in Christ, or do you just meet to study the Bible — you know, that book that teaches us about doing life together!
Sexual abuse survivors and church leaders inside and outside the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) are reacting with grief and shock to a Tuesday decision from the SBC Executive Committee.
"It's not about becoming like Julia Child," says Ann Voskamp. "Hospitality is about welcoming in the marginalized as the next child of God."