Small Group Leaders
The first five minutes should answer the question, “Why should I give you my attention today?” What is a good introduction to do, and why is it important? Why do we need an introduction—or do we?
In recovery, folks say, “We’re only as sick as our secrets.” Porn is the sickest of the secrets.
"On any given Sunday, 80 percent are regular attendees and 20 percent are non-regular attendees." So what does infrequent church attendance mean for discipleship?
Perhaps the number one destroyer of transparency is asking questions that are closed-ended and don’t allow people to share.
Jim Egli tells of his experience with bad icebreakers and how you can avoid them.
Here's a list of 52 fellowship activities that groups in my church have used through the years. This list is meant to serve as an idea starter for your group so you can come up with your own activities and plans for implementing them. The key is to do it together.
Neediness becomes a problem to address when it manifests in unhealthy ways.
Numbers are hard metrics: names on rosters, number of groups, meetings attended, verses memorized. Hard numbers don’t paint the entire picture.
It’s not the mountain-top experience that’s the most dangerous. No, it’s the return to reality--the mountain bottom experience--where people trip, fall, injure themselves.
"Unconnected people attend less frequently than connected people."
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.
When it comes to connection ideas, "simple" means just providing opportunities! Below are three simple connection ideas you can try to help foster connections with those who are new.
Here are five small group hacks that will ease each Small Group Host or Leader’s efforts and make their group stronger!
If people had no objections to leading small groups, your job would be very easy. They would just line up and sign up to lead a group.
Principles to keep in mind when setting the stage men's groups.
I hear from pastors who don’t want to lead a group or feel that they shouldn’t, but from my experience, I believe in pastors leading small groups.
Andy Lie offers suggestions from his successful experience starting, renewing and maintaining men's small groups.
My dad used to say: “You gotta know what the Bible says before you can understand what it means.” We have to get the...
When you think about types of online groups today, consider these two questions: What is the purpose of the group? How can groups meet online?
Four years after the Washington National Cathedral removed windows depicting Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, the windows will be filled with work by artist Kerry James Marshall related to racial justice.
"It's not about becoming like Julia Child," says Ann Voskamp. "Hospitality is about welcoming in the marginalized as the next child of God."