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Select FIT Leaders – Faithful Intentional Teachable

Through discussion with our staff team, we’ve chosen F.I.T. (faithful, intentional, teachable) as our criteria, because it reflects our desire to develop spiritually FIT disciples who will reproduce in the lives of others.

How to Engage Conflict in Small Groups

When you notice small group conflict be ready to pull out this list and walk through it. Believe me, your group will be grateful for you and your courage.

How to Make Your Own Community Calendar

Heling people can connect reveals that biblical community is an actual value of your church, projects your leadership expectations, and helps people to prepare. Start by designing a community calendar that includes no less than three church-wide opportunities per year for people to get plugged in.

5 Ways to Deal With A Gossip Group

Small group gossip is a killer. There is nothing more fatal than group gossip. It is the deadliest sin in group life.

How Small Groups Bring Redemptive Relationships

Within minutes of the group starting, I’m overwhelmed; not by the stress of another activity on the schedule, but by the sheer blessing of redemptive relationships.

3 Great Advent Ideas for Your Small Group

Advent is a great time to consider reaching out to your neighbors, friends, and family, sharing with them the real meaning behind Christmas. Below are Advent ideas for your small group.

How to Serve Small Group Communion

If you've never done this before, the idea certainly seems daunting, but here is a simple form by which your small group can share in small group communion.

What to Do If Your Small Group Is Too Big

Determining when a small group is too big is not as easy as it may seem.

How Not to Be Discouraged With Church People

If disappointment is inevitable, how do we avoid the awful emotional turmoil that often follows when dealing with church people? One word: expectations.

Dealing With Needy People in Your Group

Neediness becomes a problem to address when it manifests in unhealthy ways.

11 Great Online Small Group Resources

Where can we find good small group Bible studies? What small group curriculum should our groups study? These are questions I frequently get asked at small group workshops and in conversations with pastors.

5 Key Steps to Men’s Small Groups

Andy Lie offers suggestions from his successful experience starting, renewing and maintaining men's small groups.

Online Small Groups – Which Method is Best?

When you think about types of online groups today, consider these two questions: What is the purpose of the group? How can groups meet online?

Treating Small Group Infections

There are at least three potential small group infections that we not only need to be on the lookout for, but to aggressively fight against and treat.

How To Be an Effective Bible Teacher in a Small Group

As a small group leader --and in order to be an effective Bible teacher -- you have to get the text in front of them.

How to Fill Your Small Group With Encouragement

Encouragement is one of the spiritual gifts explicitly referenced in the New Testament. It’s so important that God tells us it should be a daily practice.

Small Group Planning – How Often Should We Meet?

What’s better: 52 weeks per year, 36 weeks, 18 weeks? Should discipleship stop for Christian holidays? Here is some direction to navigate small group planning.

5 Small Group Principles That Change Lives

Jesus is comfortable with chaos of people's lives. Are you?

10 Commandments of Technology and Team

Virtually anything that can be productive can also be destructive.

3 Ways to Integrate Children Into Your Groups

Everyone benefits from children being part of your small group — 3 approaches for how to handle them.

Semler, Queer Musician Who Topped Christian iTunes Charts, Sends Shocking Message...

Semler describes her music as someone on a street searching for who God is, and after finding Him, struggling to obey His commands, telling the world—especially Christians–”F*** you, God can love me.”

Laura Lewis: What Women Who Have Had Abortions Need From Your...

Dr. Laura Lewis joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about the needs of women who have had abortions and how churches can help.

Small Group Leaders How To's