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Committed to WHAT? 3 Commitments of a Healthy, Life-Changing Small Group

If you could ask Jesus’ original disciples to describe discipleship, they would talk about someone who was totally committed to a particular rabbi. Usually,...

5 Key Ingredients That Motivate a First Step Toward Community

Here is today’s question: What are the key ingredients that motivate unconnected people to take a first step toward community? Is there a recipe...

Integrating Lost People Into Cell Ministry

by Jim Wall No matter where you live in the world, there are more people around you who are not part of a God-loving, Bible-believing...

Why Every Church Should Start As Many New Groups As Possible

I heard about a research project that Dr. Thom Rainer, President of LifeWay Christian Resources, recently sited answering the question, “What Can New Groups...

5 Blatantly Obvious Truths About Starting New Groups

You know how sometimes there really is an elephant in the room and no one wants to talk about it? Or if certain people are in...

Don't Steal Sheep

The amazing thing about cell ministry is that lives are changed, spiritual gifts are discovered, people experience camaraderie in evangelism, and new disciple-makers are...

“What Is”, “What If” and the Challenge of the Preferred Future

If you’ve been along for much of this journey you know we’ve talked a lot about the preferred future. A lot. In fact, when...

10 Ways to Know If Your Small Group Ministry Is Gaining Ground

How can you tell if your small group ministry is gaining ground? What are the signs? Can it be measured quantitatively? Or do you have...

Cell Church Integration

Back in 2003, I became acquainted with Tim, and he started attending a Life Group but would never share on a deep level. Rather,...

Hi-Tech, Hi-Touch Leadership Development

I had a young leader come into my office a couple of years ago and ask if I would consider mentoring him. I told...

Cell Integration

One pastor in the U.S. concluded that cell ministry didn’t work. When I probed further, I discovered that this pastor had wrongly interpreted the...

5 Keys to Taking New Ground in 2014

Want to take new ground in 2014? Don’t we all? You’re probably not spending a lot of time figuring out how to avoid or...

Learning to Say No

I’m convinced that learning to say no is one of the most important principles in the cell church. There are one million good things that will...

Three Moves You Can Make That Sound Crazy But Pay Off Big Time

There are certain moves you can make that sound crazy, but pay off big time! They actually have a disproportionately big return for the...

Concentration Demands a Paradigm Shift

What would happen to your church if people understood that the first place to be involved was a cell group? If they knew that...

2013's Most Influential Small Group Influencers

Well ... maybe these are just my favorite influencers--the ones I like to read (books, articles, blogs) and hear speak. I'm sure I'm leaving several very...

Leadership Shortage: Who's to Blame?

Do you ever get frustrated with the shortage of leaders in your organization? Are you discouraged that your leaders aren’t reproducing themselves? You know your...

How to Concentrate on Cell Ministry

I wish you God’s best in 2014 and hope and pray that this would be the best year of your life. But I also...

Five Straightforward Steps for Making God's Word a Daily Part of Your Life

I have been writing about the vitality of God's Word for leaders, whether you lead a small group, a ministry, a church, a business,...

10 Practices I Need to Learn from Jesus the Small Group Leader

There are a number of things we can know about Jesus the small group leader just by reading the New Testament, particularly the gospels....

YouTube Labels John MacArthur’s Latest Sermon ‘Hate Speech’

Journalist and author Todd Starnes revealed on Wednesday that YouTube has flagged John MacArthur’s sermon from this past Sunday at Grace Community Church regarding biblical sexuality as "Hate Speech."

Jackie Hill Perry: Why We Have the Wrong Idea About God’s...

Jackie Hill Perry joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share why the holiness of God is far more beautiful than we often think it is.

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