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Are Unhealthy Small Groups Dividing Your Church?

Unhealthy small groups become cliques and destroy unity in the church.

How Small Groups Can Multiply Disciples

How do we multiply disciples -- and disciple-makers -- in the United States and Canada? A growing number of church and ministry leaders are asking these questions.

Every Small Group Leader Needs To Know How To Bounce

I’m convinced that God doesn’t just want you to lie there after misfortune, failure, or change. God wants you to bounce. The question is how to bounce?

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.

Small Group Studies: Ideas to Kindle Faith

Explore creative and engaging small group Bible study ideas. Enhance your spiritual growth with discussion questions, icebreakers, and more.

5 Signs You’re a Leader Who Talks Too Much

Unfortunately, leaders can talk too much, not necessarily by monopolizing conversations, but by giving too many answers. So, how do you know if you are a leader who talks too much and what can we do to stop?

Elevate Your Study: The Best Bible App

Find the perfect Bible study app for you. Discover top-rated apps with easy navigation, multiple translations, and study plans.

19 Dynamic Bible Study Ideas for Deeper Faith

Discover creative and practical Bible study ideas. Deepen your understanding of scripture with new ways to connect with God's Word.

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.

4 Ways Confrontation Must Happen in Christian Community

The best confrontation results in people knowing they are loved, knowing that the best is desired for them, and knowing that the relationship can be stronger moving forward.

Millennial Perspectives on the Purpose of Small Groups

I spoke at length with Millennial students about a “fresh wind” that seems to be sweeping across our churches, the way we look at discipleship and ministry, and the way we do groups.

If You Want People to Grow Spiritually Teach Them to Meditate on the Bible

We should quit telling people to study the Bible, and start telling them to meditate on the Bible and delight in it.

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.

5 Steps Toward Purposeful Communication

With all the information that needs to be shared, and all sorts of different technologies to do that communicating, here are five steps towards purposeful communication.

Do Good to All People – It’s God’s Will!

As we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

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.

How to Fulfill the Law of Christ

When we help carry burdens for one another, we are responding to God’s love for us. We are motivated to fulfill the law of Christ.

Is My Church a Cult ?

At one point the pressing concerns of a close friend of mine caused me to pause and consider: is my church a cult?

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.

Who’s Making the Small Group Calling to the Church?

Just as we’ve all been called to ministry, called to give of ourselves to build the church, spread the gospel and empower disciples, Jesus is calling the people who make up our church to biblical community.

In Small-Town Illinois, a Little Church Says Goodbye

For 156 years, church members at First Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois, gathered to sing hymns, study the Bible and lift each other in prayer. They also ate barbecue, laughed, cried, reached out to their neighbors and cared for one another. But nothing lasts forever.

Digital Expert Brad Hill Shares With Ed Stetzer What ‘Spiritually Open’...

Brad Hill joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to explain just how valuable a resource the internet can be for pastors and why digital ministry is not merely an on-ramp to get people into church.

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