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"I’m Just Not Being Fed": How to Respond

The truth is most people have these feelings at some point in the life of their church. So how do you respond?

How to Lose the Support of Your Senior Leader

Seven common ways a team member can lose the confidence of senior leadership and tips on how to avoid it.

10 Questions When Designing Your Group Ministry Model

Answering these questions will reduce confusion, attract the right leaders and filter out people's personal agendas and/or past experiences.

How to Ask Transformational Questions in Your Small Group

Get rid of the "yes/no" questions and use these tips to bring deeper growth to your group members.

How to Deal When People Leave Your Ministry

If you struggle with discouragement, fear, doubt or even depression when your ministry declines, take these steps.

On-Campus or Off-Campus: Which Group Location Will Work Best for Your Church?

On-campus groups...there are benefits and problems with both models. Eric Geiger provides great help for both cases.

How to Convince Members That Group Multiplication Is a GOOD IDEA

We say we are supposed to build community and relationships with others so we can grow ... and then we break up those relationships. This doesn't make sense.

How to Break Up With Your Small Group

Breakups are never easy. Here are five tips on doing it right.

10 Ideas for a Great First Small Group

Practical tips from Mark Howell on how to keep your first-timers coming back for more.

7 Group Member Personality Types and How to Bring Them Together

Andrew Mason's advice can bring you to actually enjoy working with different types of people.

Send Your Small Groups on Vacation This Fall

What if group leaders could help start a new group and not leave their existing group?

7 Ways Group Leaders Make More Leaders

Great tips for group multiplication.

How to Meet the Emotional Needs of Your Group Members

It’s important to know what we can and cannot do in a Small Group.

3 Steps to Becoming a Great Small Group Pastor

Jim Egli offers his takeaways from the Group 100 Conference at LifeWay.

What to Do When a Group Member Isn't Saved–But They Think They Are

Does one of your members only think they're saved? Here's what to do.

10 Can't-Miss Principles for Finding the WRONG Group Leaders

Leaders who hog leadership keep God's kingdom from growing. Don't do that!

How Do You Define a Disciple?

What does a disciple look like in your church? How will you know if you've made one if you don't know?

6 Things Not to Say About Small Group Ministry

Mark Howell: Sometimes I hear certain things and I have the urge to say “ixnay on the oopid stay.”

Get Their Attention and Keep It: 4 Steps

Bill Donahue offers a framework for effective group communication anyone can use.

How Much Should Leaders Share of Their Own Struggles?

Allen White gives some suggestions when navigating the question, "How much is too much?"

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