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Why Become a Disciple-Making Small Group Church?

One of the most tragic realities in the present day church is that she is void of the leaders necessary to accomplish the vision the senior pastor has been given. A disciple-making church produces leaders who produce leaders.

What Is a Right Number of Groups in a Healthy Church?

You work hard in your small group ministry. It’s great to know how well you’re doing, right? So, what is a healthy number of groups for a healthy church?

The Key To Growing Irresistible Small Groups

New group leaders often ask, “what can I do to make my group irresistible?” In fact, if you’re reading this, you’ve likely had one or more group leaders under your care ask you a variation of this question.

7 Words of Encouragement for Leaders of Small Groups

For those small group pastors lacking the gift of encouragement, maybe some of these phrases are phrases you could speak to a small group leader.

The Irresistable Power of Small Group Prayer

When it comes to group building and group leader building, small group prayer is an often overlooked tool. Everyone knows praying is an integral part of groups, but it can often become an afterthought, instead of a leading effort.

Small Group Quotes That Motivate … In Less Than 280 Characters

On an almost daily basis I will tweet as many as five statements that pop into my head. Some of them are about leadership but most of them are small group quotes

How to Vent (Safely) in a Small Group

This side of eternity, people are going to vent. Here a four tips on how to vent safely and unload stresses and frustrations without hurting yourself, others, and your God.

3 Times Jesus Modeled How to Treat Sinners

"We need both gentleness and holy truth."

7 Ways to Respond to Negative People in Church

Dealing with negative people in church has been a huge part of my work. I talk with pastors every week who tell me they have large groups of people who are always negative about something they are doing.

How Small Groups Can Help in a Time of Grief

Rick Warren went into a detailed description of his son’s death. He told how his small group supported him in the most difficult chapter of his life. There are lessons here about how your small group can help in a time of grief.

8 Icebreakers for Church Meetings

How can you, as a leader, be proactive and set the tone for an engaging meeting? You need icebreakers for online groups. Here are four icebreaker questions and four icebreaker games to get everyone settled in for a great online gathering.

7 Ways Extroverts Can Better Engage Introverts

There is often confusion surrounding introverts—here are 7 simple steps for ways to engage introverts.

How to Avoid the Spiritual Growth ‘Trap’

A small group can be a place for spiritual growth and responsibility, yet even though self-discipline has great power, it comes at the risk of locating the source of that power in us instead of the grace of God.

Healthy Correction in Small Groups

Healthy correction will sustain a church community and where it will allow relationships to thrive within a small group ministry.

8 Free Tools To Help Your Ministry Succeed

Having the right tools is vital. Here are eight free tools that will help you take your ministry to the next level.

Spiritual Maturity: 5 Signs You DON’T Have It

Often what we call spiritual maturity … isn't. In fact, at least five of the common claims we make about having spiritual maturity actually show we lack it.

The Secret of Gentle Confrontation

Too many Christians are scared to say something. They don’t want to do the work of keeping a brother or sister accountable. Too many Christians are cowardly when it comes to the vital task of gentle confrontation.

How to Build Sticky Small Groups

This is a very unique point in time to reach out as people are thinking about what’s important. To help them make wise decisions, and to thrive, you need to build sticky small groups.

Closing Prayers for Small Group Meetings

When it comes to prayers for small group meetings, what is the best way to close a group meeting in prayer?

The Impact of a Committed Church Small Group

John Stott wrote about the power of committed Christians as a group. It’s a great reminder that even as a minority in society, the impact of a church small group can be enormous.

Danny Gokey Talks ‘Jesus People,’ Greg Locke, Gavin Newsom, and Living...

ChurchLeaders met with award winning singer Danny Gokey just moments before he took the stage on the opening night of his “Jesus People” tour in Dayton, Ohio, to ask how he’d encourage Christians in today’s broken world and what he hopes God accomplishes throughout the tour.

Jen Wilkin on the Biggest Obstacle Keeping People From Reading the...

Jen Wilkin joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain the challenges church leaders face with helping people engage the Bible, as well as some possible solutions.

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