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3 Fast and Easy Techniques for Developing Leaders

For leadership development to be consistent it must be a discipline you integrate into your weekly routine.

3 Keys to Turning Around a Struggling Small Group

Jim Egli relays his personal experience with revitalizing a troubled group.

Passing the Baton to New Group Leaders

Four steps for developing and releasing new group leaders to do ministry.

Teach Your Small Group Members to Pray Out Loud

Teaching group members to pray aloud affects much more than just the small group itself.

Biblical Conflict Resolution 101

Here are six valuable lessons on conflict resolution from Acts 15.

How Not to Go Crazy

Relationships are hard. Heather Zempel gives some practical advice to keep them from dragging you under.

People Who Don't Like Groups: How to Change Their Minds

Allen White lists three groups of people who don't tend to like small groups, and how to make them feel welcome.

Mental and Emotional Illness in Small Groups

Those with mental and emotional illness can dominate the tone of the group. How should you react?

How to Recognize a Transformational Moment

Don't miss the moment of transformation in your small group! Rick Howerton helps you recognize it.

Getting Your Small Group to Like You

Ben Reed: "If people genuinely don’t like you, and you’re a representation of Christ for them, there’s a chance you’re acting as a barrier for them to enjoying Jesus."

8 Ways to Keep the Groups You Start

Think retention with some tips from small group specialist Steve Gladen.

4 Questions to Evaluate Small Group Model Effectiveness

There are a number of small group models or systems. How do you determine whether the model you’ve chosen is the right choice for your church?

Great Questions for Hearing Group Members' Personal Stories

Many groups ask members to share their personal journey.

Learn How Leaders Think Instead of Just What They Do

Want to be a better small group leader? Don't just learn how other leaders do things. Learn how they THINK.

How to Redirect a Small Group Leader

The person most eager and willing to serve as a small group leader is usually not the best candidate for the job.

How Can I Get Quiet Group Members to Talk?

5 tips to promote group discussion.

How to Be a People-Reaching Group

Dave Earley offers 10 practices to help your small group reach people for Jesus.

Handling Seasons of Discouragement in Small Group Leadership

Rick Howerton gives 10 ways to get your confidence back when things seem discouraging.

8 Dos and Don'ts for a Group Launch

Some great advice for the first meeting of your new small group.

Connecting the Last 30 Percent to Small Groups

What connected the first 70 percent will not connect the last 30 percent – no matter how attractive the appeal.

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Lee Strobel: Pastor, You Need an Apologetics Point Person

Lee Strobel says, "We have to create safe places in our churches and let people know it’s ok to have questions." But pastors can't—and shouldn't have to—do this important work alone.