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16 Small Group Roles to Share Ownership With Everyone

One of the best ways to make your small group more healthy and exciting is to share ownership with everyone through small group roles. 

Teaching Others How to Pray Out Loud in a Group

Jesus taught the disciples to pray. Shouldn’t we do the same? Specifically, shouldn't we teach how to pray out loud in a group?

4 Deep Bible Questions to Engage Your Small Group

By asking fewer, more strategic questions, deep Bible questions, you go deeper and involve more people in discussing and responding to God’s word.

After Easter: 3 Steps to Launch New Groups

With Easter 2023 just about as early as it can possibly be (April 9th), there is still plenty of spring left before summer to launch new groups.

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.

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.

5 Ways to Deal With A Gossip Group

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?

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.

God’s Strategy for Success

This is part of God's strategy: successful people learn from their failures. They learn from their mistakes. Unsuccessful people give up after their first failure.

Helping Small Groups Learning to Pray Out Loud

We have all been there. You come to the end of the meeting. You ask, “How can we pray for you this week?”  Most...

Get Along With God and Others: 11 Biblical Precedents

The God of the Bible is deadly serious about the work of getting along - with both others and how to get along with God.

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.

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.

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 Keys 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.

Pastor John MacArthur Says Martin Luther King Jr. ‘Wasn’t a Christian...

Popular author and pastor-teacher John MacArthur recently claimed that civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr. “wasn’t a Christian at all" and that his "life was immoral."

Kyle Strobel and Jamin Goggin, Part 2: How To Embrace God’s...

Kyle Strobel and Jamin Goggin wrap up their conversation on “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast,” offering pastors ways to help guard against the misuse of power in ministry and encouraging them to persevere. 

Small Group Leaders How To's