Small Group Leaders

Small Group Leaders

Today’s church small group leaders face daunting cultural and leadership challenges. More than ever, church leaders need leadership resources and small group resources to enable them to advance the gospel of Jesus in these challenging times. ChurchLeaders.com is dedicated to providing resources and information for every small groups pastor. If you serve on a church staff as a small groups leader or pastor of small groups ministry, you’ll find must-have small group resources and connections to a community of church leaders for greater Kingdom impact worldwide. Small group leaders from every denomination find ideas, encouragement, inspiration, teaching tips, and support they are looking for here at ChurchLeaders.com. Join millions of small group pastors and leaders who look to us for resources and encouragement for church leadership. Leading small groups in your church is not only about teaching and relationship building, but it is also about your relationship with Jesus. You will also find inspiration, encouragement, and help to keep your relationship with God strong and vibrant.

What I Learned About Community From a Rural Church

What I Learned About Community From a Rural Church

A certain closeness to God was evident during my visit to this rural church. How did they create this culture? Did their rural setting have anything to do with it? Are they more purposeful about making time for God in their lives?
fellowship ideas

52 Fellowship Activities for Your Small Group

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.
Why Confidentiality Matters in Small Groups

Why Confidentiality Matters in Small Groups

How can you set up a safe environment that incorporates confidentiality? Consider following these five tips.
Small Group Craze vs. Biblical Community

Small Group Craze vs. Biblical Community

In today's culture, name the group and you can join it—so how can we discover biblical community?
Simple Cell Church Planting

Simple Cell Church Planting

Fruitfulness on the cell level builds confidence for future church planting and allows the candidate to then make it happen.
unanswered prayers

How to Respond When Your Prayers Go Unanswered

I have many reasons to thank God for unanswered prayers. But, those unanswered prayers don’t make life easier for me!
Joel Comiskey

Joel Comiskey: The Church Next Door

Joel Comiskey explains the advantages of getting outside your church building for the sake of your community. I live in sunny southern California, and I...
5 Next Steps for New Small Group Leaders

5 Next Steps for New Small Group Leaders

Stepping out to start a new group can be an intimidating and scary experience. New small group leaders: Here are five helpful steps to take next.
Don't Make this Big Mistake in Dealing with Difficult People

Don’t Make This Big Mistake in Dealing With Difficult People

Think of your small group ministry. Somewhere in that context are difficult people who bug you.
marketing small groups

6 Keys to Effectively Marketing Small Groups

At the heart of it, marketing, especially church marketing, is about changing habits and replacing them with new ones. And that is very spiritual.
Authenticity and Small Groups: Is "Fauxnerability" Becoming a Problem?

Authenticity and Small Groups: Is ‘Fauxnerability’ Becoming a Problem?

With a higher value on transparency, authenticity and vulnerability in the church, there is a dark ‘flip-side’ that we need to be aware of.
suffering

What You Need to Know About Suffering

You never just suffer the thing that you’re suffering, but you always also suffer the way that you’re suffering that thing.
Rick Warren: The 10 Building Blocks of Biblical Community

Rick Warren: The 10 Building Blocks of Biblical Community

Rick Warren offers these key insights into the building blocks of biblical community.
Can You Measure Discipleship? 12 Indications You're Making Disciples

Can You Measure Discipleship? 12 Indications You’re Making Disciples

Is it really possible to measure discipleship? Granted, it’s still going to be subjective, as is this post, but I believe the Bible gives us clear indications someone has been discipled.
6 Ways to Invite Someone to Your Small Group

Small Group Invitations: 6 Simple Steps You Can Follow

When it comes to small group invitations, you don't have to feel intimidated or out of your depth. Here are 6 simple steps you can follow .
5 Ways to Recruit New Members into Your Small Group

5 Ways to Recruit New Members Into Your Small Group

Where do you start when you don’t know the first thing about recruiting?
Should Technology Be Allowed at Small Group Meetings?

Should Technology Be Allowed at Small Group Meetings?

Should you stop your small group members from using their mobile devices during meetings?
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.
spiritual healing

The Role of the Body in Healing After Trauma

I confess that before experiencing a bodily trauma, I thought that emotional and spiritual healing consisted primarily in thinking the right things and believing the right things.
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Small Group Leaders

Today’s church small group leaders face daunting cultural and leadership challenges. More than ever, church leaders need leadership resources and small group resources to enable them to advance the gospel of Jesus in these challenging times. ChurchLeaders.com is dedicated to providing resources and information for every small groups pastor. If you serve on a church staff as a small groups leader or pastor of small groups ministry, you’ll find must-have small group resources and connections to a community of church leaders for greater Kingdom impact worldwide.

Small group leaders from every denomination find ideas, encouragement, inspiration, teaching tips, and support they are looking for here at ChurchLeaders.com. Join millions of small group pastors and leaders who look to us for resources and encouragement for church leadership.

Leading small groups in your church is not only about teaching and relationship building, but it is also about your relationship with Jesus. You will also find inspiration, encouragement, and help to keep your relationship with God strong and vibrant.