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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.

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.

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.

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."

Accountability That Works

Some accountability comes across as coaching and encouraging; other efforts at accountability seem condescending and defeating.

Must Haves for New Small Group Leaders

Essential building blocks for a successful small group ministry.

12 Tips for a Successful Campaign

You'll want to read these top tips from small group guru Steve Gladen as you prepare for your fall churchwide campaign.

5 Key Steps to a Disciplemaking System in Your Church

Jesus commanded us to make disciples. Jesus has given us His Spirit to empower us to do it. He has given us His authority to accomplish it.

Milestones for Small Groups: How to Measure Spiritual Growth

Having trouble measuring spiritual growth? Here's a practical list to help you assess the discipleship happening in your small group ministry.

Small Groups for the Homeless: Could Your Church Do Them?

What would it look like to minister to the homeless through small groups?

Making the Most of a “Teachable Moment”: 7 Steps

Mike Mack helps you leverage a "golden opportunity" to develop a staff or volunteer leader.

Rebecca McLaughlin on Whether Christians Can Agree To Disagree About Same-Sex...

Dr. Rebecca McLaughlin joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to talk about how church leaders can respond to common arguments that use the Bible to affirm same-sex relationships, the “why” behind God’s design for marriage, and the “beautiful and glorious vision” Christianity has for friendship.

Small Group Leaders How To's