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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.

7 Tips for Leading Worship in Small Groups

The two most significant barriers to having meaningful worship in small groups are musical leadership and the misconception that worship is synonymous with music.

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.

Reboot Your Small Group Christmas Party

This year, remember the most important element of your small group Christmas party.

How to Beat Small Group Burnout

You can avoid burnout in ministry, but you need to start now.

6 Things Guaranteed to Make Your Small Group Feel Awkward (and How to Avoid Them)

We’ve all been to them: awkward small groups. For one reason or another, something wasn’t clicking.

11 Ways to Value Children and Small Groups

Children are a blessing from God, not a deal-breaker for your own spiritual formation.

How to Develop the Habits of Discipleship

11 ways to form spiritual growth habits that WORK.

Engage Your Small Group in ANY Bible Passage: 4 Powerful Questions

Helping your small group respond to God as you dig into the Bible together is largely a matter of asking the right questions.

4 Keys to Connecting People No One Else Can

"To connect people no one else is connecting, we must do things no one else is doing."

‘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.

Small Group Leaders How To's