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The Small Group Bump of 2021: Growth, With the Promise of More

The predicted Small Group Boom of 2021 ended up being more of a Small Group Bump, but it was a significant bump. These churches ended up with more small groups than they ever had and more people in groups than ever.

Gospel-Centered Communities or Christian Social Clubs?

In the midst of something you and others enjoy, there is the potential that your group could be missing the most important aspect of community life—the gospel!

Elements of an Effective Small Group

You’ve seen how some small groups produce great growth in their members while other groups merely tolerate each other. What makes the difference?

Helping Your Small Group Deal With Grief

When it comes to ministering to those experiencing grief in your small group, show up and shut up. The deeper the pain, the fewer words you should use.

Jim, You Think Too Much and You Don’t Pray Enough

Five years ago today I heard a still small voice that totally changed the direction of my life. It’s funny, I can tell you!

4 Hacks To Recruiting New Small Group Leaders

Recruiting new small group leaders can feel like an all-year, all-hands-on-deck operation. Here are four hacks to make it easier.

Effective Cell Group Lessons You Can Use

My role is to make sure everyone in the group is participating and becoming a disciple in the process. Cell group lessons must support this goal.

Three Ways to Make the Local Church Feel More Like a Family

Three simple things your church can do to feel more like a loving family and less like a stuffy institution.

Why Confidentiality Matters in Small Groups

How can you set up a safe environment that incorporates confidentiality? Consider following these five tips.

A 3-Step Plan for Mobilizing Your Small Group Outreach

Small group outreach is essential to the health of your church. Here's a 3-step plan for how to mobilize your small groups for the mission.

The Best Books About the Disciple Making Movement

If you want to learn more about the vision, principles, and practices of the Disciple Making Movement (DMM), what books should you read? Here are four books that serve as a great starting place.

The Apostle Paul’s Top 21 Leadership Traits

Mike Mack invites leaders to use this list to continue growing in their leadership...or even for accountability purposes.

30 Prayers for Bible Study Leaders

Copy and give this Prayer Guide to your leaders or create your own so that your groups can grow in strength and influence for the Kingdom of God!

We Are All Drunk on Something

A man comes to the prayer meeting drunk. One woman's loving response has much to teach us about Jesus' non-condemning love for us, whether we're drunk on liquor, or just drunk on ambition, grudges, greed, gossip, or self-righteousness.

10 Faith Based Ice Breaker Questions for Small Groups

Whether shallow or deep, goofy or profound, faith based ice breaker questions all have the potential to help people to relax, learn to know one another better and get ready for a great small group meeting.

To Facilitate Expansion, Trust the King Of The Expanse.

Have you been considering how to grow your small group? We often think of more chairs in the circle and feet through the door—but perhaps biblical expansion means a little bit... more? 

The Power of Encouragement: How to Unlock Potential in Your Small Group Bible Study

Encouragement is a wonderful way to draw out the strengths of those around us. It has the power to unlock the potential of your small group!

The Spirit-Filled Small Group

The source of your small group's power will determine its impact. Here's how to ensure that your small group is Spirit-filled.

What Does It Mean to Guide Your Small Group by Example?

The best way to lead your small group is by example. In order to do that, you'll need to self-examine two things: your relationship with God and your relationship with community.

The Call to Mutual Discipleship

Do you realize God us called us to mutual discipleship? Your small group is full of disciples from all walks of life who are gathering together with an extraordinary purpose: learning how to follow Jesus.

Greg Laurie on the Likelihood of Another Jesus Movement and Why...

Greg Laurie appears on the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share what it was like to grow up in the middle of the Jesus People Movement and his thoughts on whether we'll see another awakening like it.

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