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God’s Roadmaps for Life

We not only needed a roadmap back then, but we need a map today. We need roadmaps on how we’re going to get somewhere.

Ed Stetzer: 4 Reasons Small Groups Are Vital to Your Church’s Health

If you think community is an important part of healthy church life, and I hope you do, then small groups should also be important to you. They are actually crucial to the life of any church.

Connecting With Unchurched People

The new front door of the church is the online worship service. The side door of your church is (and has been) small groups. Think about how you can connect with more unchurched people online and through your groups.

The Presence of God – Does Your Small Group Have It?

What good is it to have a theology that asserts God’s presence is everywhere if we have no evidence of it?

When a Bad Group Launch Is Worse Than No Small Group Launch

In case you haven’t discovered this: nothing happens in December expect for Christmas. This small group launch planning can apply to Easter as well.

2 Ways To Build Bridges to God

What are the bridges of God? How does the gospel spread from my small group to a lost and dying world?

What Epaphras has to Teach Us About Small Groups

Epaphras wasn’t just another follower of Jesus. Oh no, he had an important part to play in the lives of the Colossians. He’s the one who they learned from. Learned about Jesus and learned how it changes their lives. It changes everything. And the lessons of Epaphras can be applied to small groups today.

4 Creative Ways To Pray With Your Small Group

Prayer is a vital part of every Small Group gathering.  It is also a part that can sometimes become routine, especially if your group prays the same way every time.

How to Launch Small Groups in Small Churches

When it comes to launching small groups in small churches, there is a dilemma. There aren’t many great models. Most materials and training about small groups come from pastors of megachurches.

Don’t Try To Fix Your Small Group

An atmosphere where we are constantly trying to fix each other will quickly squelch honesty.

7 Trademarks of an Unhealthy Friendship

"I wish I could go back in time and pull words out of the ears of my wife, children and friends, but in that moment, I was blind."

4 Deep Bible Questions To Engage Your Small Group

By asking fewer, more strategic questions, deep Bible questions, you go deeper and involve more people in discussing and responding to God’s word.

The Secret To Leading an Amazing, Healthy Small Group

If a group is centered on a purpose and led by a focused leader, there is no greater tool for spiritual growth than a healthy small group.

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.

How To Write Dynamic Agendas for Your Home Groups

Just as in the early church, a synergy combines the dynamic of corporate gatherings and the intimate sharing of home groups.

5 Toxic Small Group Ministry Moves

I’ve noticed that there is a short list of small group ministry moves that can be toxic. They often seem harmless. They don’t look dangerous. But they can cause great damage.

Why I Quit Doing One on One Discipleship

Jim Egli: Although one-on-one is wonderful, I quit doing discipleship that way because it’s less effective and only impacts one person at a time.

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?

The Connection Between Small Groups and Mental Health for Men

We’re all social creatures and when a man sees other men actively enjoying a purpose, respect from others, a sense of accomplishment and, yes, even good food, it will draw others in like a moth to a flame--and small groups and mental health will flourish.

3 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.

‘Pray for Me’—Beth Moore Shares That She ‘Seriously’ Needs Surgery

Bible teacher Beth Moore shared that she is in urgent need of surgery, news that she received after meeting with one of the top neurosurgeons in Houston on Friday, June 14.

Kara Powell and Jen Bradbury: What Makes a Healthy Youth Ministry

Dr. Kara Powell and Jen Bradbury join “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share their insights into how youth leaders can most effectively help teens cultivate a faith that lasts for their entire lives.

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