Small Group Leaders How To's
If disappointment is inevitable, how do we avoid the awful emotional turmoil that often follows when dealing with church people? One word: expectations.
Neediness becomes a problem to address when it manifests in unhealthy ways.
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.
Andy Lie offers suggestions from his successful experience starting, renewing and maintaining men's small groups.
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?
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.
As a small group leader --and in order to be an effective Bible teacher -- you have to get the text in front of them.
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.
Just below the surface, it affects daily interactions, vision casting and strategic planning. It affects how we relate to God and how we relate to others. I call it Post Traumatic Church Disorder.
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.
The two most significant barriers to having meaningful worship in small groups are musical leadership and the misconception that worship is synonymous with music.
Small group gossip, as benign as it might seem, is a missile that will sink the whole ship. Who would ever share another prayer request or personal issue in front of someone they feel they can’t trust?
Jesus is comfortable with chaos of people's lives. Are you?
Virtually anything that can be productive can also be destructive.
Everyone benefits from children being part of your small group — 3 approaches for how to handle them.
This year, remember the most important element of your small group Christmas party.
We’ve all been to them: awkward small groups. For one reason or another, something wasn’t clicking.
Children are a blessing from God, not a deal-breaker for your own spiritual formation.
Four years after the Washington National Cathedral removed windows depicting Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, the windows will be filled with work by artist Kerry James Marshall related to racial justice.
"It's not about becoming like Julia Child," says Ann Voskamp. "Hospitality is about welcoming in the marginalized as the next child of God."