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7 Questions to Help Develop Strengths, Not Weaknesses

People can fire off a list of their weaknesses, no problem, but ask them for their strengths and they hesitate.

4 Ways to Grow Your Small Group

Jim Egli gives his views on new research providing helpful tips on what drives small group growth.
How Pastors Ruin Their Small Group Ministries

How Pastors Ruin Their Small Group Ministries

Quit looking for a magic bullet.

Dealing With Aggressive People in Your Group

If it is bothering you, let that be a sign that others might feel the same way.

How to Become a More Relational Leader: 8 Simple Ways

Fostering relationships doesn’t mean that a leader has to be intimate friends with everyone he/she leads. Rather it means that everyone being led feels valued.

13 Practical Ways to Make Every Group Meeting Count

Matt Lockhart gives valuable tips to help you make the most of your small group meetings every week.

5 Surefire Ways to Screw Up a Small Group

One of the roots of each of these surefire ways to screw up your group is a lack of real commitment ... or a lack of commitment to the right things.

Getting Group Members to Show Up on Time

How our own behaviors reinforce the bad habits of others.

8 Principles in Seeking Spiritual Accountability

If you want accountability, you’ve got to take that responsibility on yourself.

How to Develop New Leaders in Your Small Group

You can't be a group leader forever. Developing new leaders is not an option, but it's so rewarding.

10 Simple Things You Can Do TODAY to Help Your Small Group Ministry Thrive

These are uncomplicated, no-excuses steps you can start taking to strengthen your church's group ministry.

God’s Strategy for Your Success: 4 Principles

4.  BE CORRECTED BY YOUR DEFEATS. Learn from your mistakes. In Joshua 1:7 God tells Joshua, “Be strong and very courageous and be careful to...

8 Secrets to Finding ENOUGH Small Group Leaders

Mark Howell gives his best advice on how to find an UNLIMITED number of leaders for your small group ministry.

The Importance of Getting Along: 11 Biblical Precedents

The God of the Bible is deadly serious about the work of getting along.
What a Worship Leader ACTUALLY Does

Can You Really “Worship” in Small Groups? 7 Tips

Saddleback's Ben Reed gives some great advice on making small-group worship a moving and God-honoring experience.

Creating a Small Group Curriculum Map: 7 Steps

Instead of just shooting from the hip every time, why not formulate a strategy designed not just to meet the knee-jerk reactionary needs of a group but that helps develop them over time?

What to Do When Your Group Gets Smaller

Does it drive you crazy when several people don't show up to group one week? Take heart.

How To Get Men to Join Small Groups

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

How to Keep the Groups You Start: 8 Tips

Steve Gladen explains how Saddleback Church's thousands of small groups maintain their momentum.

How to Shepherd Your Group During Christmas

Rick Howerton reminds leaders of the not-so-obvious needs your group members may have during the holiday season.

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