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The Early Church and Small Groups

What does Scripture say about the early church and small groups? Imagine living in the days of the first-century church.

Surviving Cultural Changes in Ministry

How do you discern what to invest your life and ministry in at this point? Here are some things to consider in navigating cultural changes in ministry.

The Encouraging Sway of Small Group Identity

Christian group identity, especially small group identity, answers the questions, ‘As followers of Jesus, what kind of people are we? How do the people of God act?'

7 Tips for Leading Small Group Worship

The two most significant barriers to having meaningful worship in small groups are musical leadership and the misconception that worship is synonymous with music.

Pastors, You Are NOT Your Numbers

Pastor, you are not your numbers. Your worth and your value come from who you are in Christ. You are called. You are chosen. You are valued and loved.

Pastor: Define Small Group for Your Church

We need to define small group. To simply use the term “small group” without describing and defining it, can cost a small group leader many difficult conversations

4 Essentials for a Small Group Pastor

What are the not-to-miss small group pastor essentials? Here are 4 key insights for rookies from a veteran small group point person

How Our Men’s Group Experiences the Gift of Tears

Long ago Christians called it the 'charism of tears' and felt that the men most to be pitied are "those who go through life with dry eyes and cold hearts." I call it the gift of tears because I see the emotional release as a true gift from God that unlocks things that only he can unlock.

Do School Administrators Hate Small Groups?

Lately, school districts have gotten creative with school calendars. This makes planning your small group launch more complicated.

3 Difficulties in Starting Groups After Easter

Starting groups can begin at any time of the year. Some people say there are three group killers after Easter that you can't avoid ... or can you?

8 Spiritual Growth Questions to Ask Small Group Members

As a small group leader or point person, you have a vested interest in spiritual growth. Some leaders tend to value metrics, and others desire more qualitative information like stories. #smallgroup #smallgroups #spiritualgrowth

How Big of an Easter Group Launch in 2022?

Easter 2022 is an interesting moment. Pandemic restrictions have loosened, but what can you expect for your Easter attendance and spring small group launch?

Calendaring – the Bane of Small Group Admin

Of the most frequent things we do, scheduling and calendaring seems like it wastes more time than anything else.

Small Group Invitation Template: 6 Simple Steps You Can Follow

Inviting someone to dinner group comes naturally. But even if you don’t share those traits, having a small group invitation template can be a big help.

Disciple Making Movement – the Heart of Small Groups

The disciple making movement is simplicity itself: the way it integrates evangelism and discipleship empowers people to replicate it and start their own groups, turning motivated learners into leaders.

4 Reasons Why Every Pastor Should Lead a Small Group

No matter what role I have been in, I almost always lead a small group—sometimes more than one group. I think every pastor should lead a small group. Here's why.

3 Reasons Coaching Fails

You’ve probably got a story about how you’ve tried coaching group leaders and how it failed. I actually have a few of those. But, let me assure you that coaching can and does work. You need coaches.

Who Do You Trust in Your Small Group?

Trust is seen so rarely these days that you can almost think of it as an endangered species. Let's start with: Who Do You Trust?

Is Delegating Demoralizing?

Clearly you have more to do than you could or should be doing on your own. But, as you delegate to capable people, could it be demoralizing?

4 Great Questions to Engage Your Small Group Bible Study

The most common mistake that group leaders at a small group bible study make is to ask too many questions. If you ask too many questions, you don’t delve deeply into any of them and the same two or three people answer the questions again and again.

Leonard Sweet: Church Leaders, God Has Given You This Moment—Don’t Miss...

Dr. Leonard Sweet joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share what our current cultural “volcanoes” mean for the church and why he sees hope amid the chaos.

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