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Ann Voskamp’s The Broken Way Bible Study Addresses Our Deepest Brokenness

Here is the main message of the Broken Way Bible study: “To join Christ in his suffering is to recognize that our brokenness—insomuch as it connects us to the brokenness of him—is a gift, a catalyst for gratitude."

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.

4 Essentials for a Small Group Leader Job Description

What does a small group leader job description for a small group director (or pastor) look like? Here are the basics, but I want to be sure and qualify it by acknowledging this is by no means complete.

Being a Navigator of a Small Group Discussion

Exploring multiple options of where to take the group can encourage the group leader to a navigator with the Holy Spirit’s direction and also help foster an environment that can generate more organic positive life-change to occur within the lives of each group member.

How to Lead a Dynamic Cell Meeting

Getting people to come back to a cell meeting should never be the principal motivation. A much purer motivation is making sure each member is ministered to and transformed during the process.

How To Turn Sermons Into Small Group Studies

When you think about your sermon files, digital, analog, or otherwise, you are loaded with content. But, how do you repurpose your vast content into small group studies?

How to Turn the Tide and Build Trust

Trust is seen so rarely these days that you can almost think of it as an endangered species. We need to turn the tide and build trust.

Fresh Encounter: Experiencing God’s Power for Spiritual Awakening

Fresh Encounter will be just the ticket for certain groups.  With its focus on spiritual renewal, it will be most appropriate for those who long for personal revival and a return to their first love (Revelation 2:4).

3 Reasons I Love My Small Group

I love my small group. I’m not just saying that because I’m the pastor and I’m supposed to.

Spiritual Warfare and Small Groups

Spiritual Warfare and Small Groups: church leaders — including small group leaders — are on the front lines of the battle, where the smell of smoke, sweat, and blood always hangs in the air.

8 Practical Ways to Encourage Others in Your Small Group

We need people who speak hope and build confidence into our lives so that we can consistently live in a manner that’s worthy of the Gospel of Christ. This is why God commands us to encourage others and build each other up.

7 Deadly Sins of Small Group Ministry

The consequences almost always affect unconnected people, group leaders and group members.

The Royal Lesson: 3 Ways to Serve Small Groups

I can’t think of a more strategic place to speak and serve God’s wonderful light than to serve small groups.

5 Keys to Having a Fun Small Group Party

There’s not a better way to get people excited than to make it like a small group party. People like to laugh and cut loose!

Teaching Others How to Pray Out Loud in a Group

Jesus taught the disciples to pray. Shouldn’t we do the same? Specifically, shouldn't we teach how to pray out loud in a group?

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

From Saddleback: Is Your Pastor in a Small Group?

Is your pastor in a small group? At Saddleback we believe a pastor must be in a small group. You need to show your congregation that small groups are so important for spiritual growth that even you belong to one.

7 Principles of Life Together

Austin Maxheimer and Zach Below identify 7 principles of life together that may serve as a filter to determine if this is actually happening in the groups we lead. 

Why Small Groups Don’t Work

It seems like many people are jumping into the blog world to announce that their experience reveals why small groups don’t work in America.

3 Facebook No-No’s for Small Group Leaders

Let’s think about how to use it wisely. More specifically, let’s think about what NOT to do. I’ll bet you can think of some Facebook no-no’s of your own.

I’ve ‘Never Subscribed to His Version of Biblical Christianity’—Andy Stanley Claims...

Andy Stanley told the congregation at North Point Community Church that he doesn’t “subscribe” to the “version of biblical Christianity” held by Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president Albert Mohler.

Arthur Brooks: Why You Don’t Need To Have a Midlife (Ministry)...

Dr. Arthur Brooks joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share what few people realize about professional decline and how church leaders can make the most of the second half of their lives.

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