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Training to Evangelize

by Mario Vega As I shared on an earlier blog,  the leader is a Christian who shares his faith with a small group of...

Review: Real Life Discipleship Training Manual

Looking for a way to equip disciples who make disciples?  You may want to take a look at the real life discipleship training manual,...

Pastors Drive Me Nuts

I’m going to say something that might make some of you angry today, but I just have to say it:  Some pastors drive me...

Training For a Task

Jeff Tunnell Training should have an end in mind at the onset.  Training is task oriented. It would  be pointless to have a soccer...

The Why Behind the Way of Your Small Group Ministry Strategy

We all have reasons for the way we’ve designed our small group ministries.  You use a particular strategy or system for a...

Benefits of Ministry Equipping

by Steve Cordle Virtually every believer knows that after his resurrection, Jesus commissioned his followers, saying, “Go into all the world and...

No Matter The Odds

There’s a cool story in 2 Chronicles 13.  The two main players are Abijah and Jeroboam. The Hebrew people had recently split their...

The Last 10% Leads to a Church OF Groups

"We are committed,” he said.  It is time and this is the year that we become a church of groups.  Being a church with...

Collateral Damage

Any time leaders change something significant in their churches there is collateral damage; someone is going to get upset and possibly leave ...

Differences Between Training and Education

I love learning. God wants all of us to become life-time learners. I believe God desires that we sharpen our brains through...

You'll Never Have Enough

By Michael Sove The one thing you’ll never be able to say, “I have enough leaders.”  No sooner do you think you have enough...

Triple Threat Leadership

My friend Alan Danielson has recently released an E book entitled Triple Threat Leadership.  This book is a quick, practical and entertaining read. ...

Groups Interactive’s New Version Takes a Big Step in the Right Direction

I had a chance this week to connect with Andy Ivankovich, the founder of UpperRoom Technologies, and take a look at the...

Coaching From the Trenches

by Michael Sove When I began the journey into cells the most talked about coaching structure was the Jethro model.  This is broken down...

Staying the Course Leads to a Church Of Groups

We over-estimate what we can do in one year and we under-estimate what we can do in 20 years.”  I remember hearing Rick...

Why Jesus Wouldn’t Win The Nobel Peace Prize

A friend of mine named Joe mentioned that this topic would make a good blog post. I considered what would be the best way...

Click Clique

It’s important for people in a small group to “click” but it’s destructive if they “clique”. Here’s what I mean: one of Satan’s...

The Balance between Action and Care in Coaching

The supervision system in Elim Church is the Jethro Model. We received this model from the example of Pastor Cho’s church in South...

Skill Training: Help Your New Groups Have a Great First Meeting

You know what they say.  “You only get one chance to make a good first impression.”  If that’s true it makes a lot...

Glorifying "My Truth" vs. "God's Truth"

Rick Howerton warns small groups against glorifying a personal belief system instead of God.

‘Redeeming Love’ Movie Releases—But Should Christians Go See It?

The film, “Redeeming Love,” based on the Christian novel of the same name, released today in theaters. Author Francine Rivers says her story demonstrates “the pursuing love that God shows to His people,” but Christian author Phylicia Masonheimer believes it could be "enormous stumbling block" for some.

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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