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Free Easter Play Scripts for Your Children’s Ministry Dramas

As your church plans for Easter, consider using free Easter play scripts. These 3 free Easter dramas are always a hit with children of all ages.
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How to Disciple a Teenager: 6 Helpful Resources for Faith Development

I'm often asked how to disciple a teenager. So I've compiled a helpful list of faith discipleship resources for youth leaders and parents.
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16 (Nearly Free) Ways to Increase Community Awareness of Your Church

If the people in your community don’t know that your church exists, they won’t ever join your church. A frequently overlooked step in connecting with a community is simply building baseline awareness of a church in that broader community.
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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.
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Why You Need to Rethink Small Groups and Small Group Leaders Today

Post-COVID, in a society that has radically and irreversibly changed, maybe it's time to rethink small groups and small group leaders. Here's what you need to know.
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Allen White: This Is an Amazing Year for Online Small Groups

When it comes to online small groups, says Allen White, "This is a time that is wide open for experimentation, and those experiments have produced some pretty amazing things in the church this year."
Technology for High School Small Groups When You Can’t Meet In-Person

Technology for High School Small Groups When You Can’t Meet In-Person

These are written for youth leaders who may not have used these tools for high school small groups before, but keep in mind that your high school students are probably using all of them for school now.
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3 Abnormal Gifts for Your Small Group This Christmas

Here’s a different holiday idea: How about getting a few abnormal gifts for your whole small group?
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7 Childcare Solutions for Small Groups

Whether you are a small group leader/ host or the small group pastor/point person at your church, here are 7 childcare solutions to help your small group(s) thrive.
10 Ways to Help Group Members Participate More

10 Ways to Help Small Group Members Participate More

Model these Top 10 ways to help small group members participate so each member recognizes that he or she is an integral member of the Body of Christ and begins behaving accordingly, inside and outside the meeting.
3 Ways to Integrate Children Into Your Groups

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.
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Why Discipleship Is Best Done in Groups (Not One-on-One)

I think discipleship is better done in groups, where several people gather to meet with a leader to walk through the discipleship process. This makes a lot of sense when you look at how Jesus does discipleship in the Bible.
Is God calling you to lead a small group but you don’t feel you have the ability to lead? Moses didn’t believe he was ready to lead either…

Are You Nervous About Being a Small Group Leader?

Why do you think you lack the ability to lead?

3 Resources to Help You in Ministry

As a new ministry year begins, many of us are looking for ways to be more effective in our mission. With that in mind, I wanted to share three resources to help you in ministry.
14 Missional Christmas Ideas for Your Small Group

14 Missional Christmas Ideas for Your Small Group

Choose a missional Christmas project where together you can ‘bless’ the lives of others.
3 Ways to Switch "On" Small Group Leaders

3 Ways to Switch “On” Small Group Leaders

Here’s a simple lens to help you see leadership development more clearly.
Small Group Outreach Beyond the Walls of a House

Small Group Outreach Beyond the Walls of a House

“It’s easy to become comfortable in just looking at ourselves, when sometimes the greatest experience of God’s love can be found when we get outside ourselves and focus on loving others.”
3 Surprising Benefits of Small Group Silence

3 Surprising Benefits of Small Group Silence

Small group leaders are often afraid of silence—but there is something powerful about creating intentional space in a group meeting.
Can I REALLY Lead a Small Group? Answering Their Hesitations

Can I REALLY Lead a Small Group? Answering Their Hesitations

Some common hesitations when asked to lead a small group: “I felt like I was a very unlikely choice and that I had so much more to learn before taking on this type of role.”
What is a Biblical Small Group? 3 Important Distinctives

What Is a Biblical Small Group? 3 Important Distinctives

Your small group can be about a lot of things and if we’re not careful, they can just become social clubs. What makes a biblical small group?
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Daniel Im: How Not To Let the Consumers Drive the Strategy...

Daniel Im joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to explain how pastors can lead more effectively in a “post-everything” world and why their communities contain more than just the non-Christians and the Christians.