Top 10 Ways to Take Your Small Group Deeper

  1. Subgroup into smaller groups of 2-4 for deeper sharing during application or prayer.
  2. Divide the sexes. Split up the men and women for portions of the study of for prayer and accountability.
  3. Meet between meetings. Guys or gals go out to breakfast or lunch together during the week.
  4. Get accountable. Ask some tough questions and expect people to share what’s really true.
  5. Serve together. Serving is one of the best environments for growing spiritually.
  6. Purposely get out of your comfort zones. What’s a God-sized plan for your group?
  7. Desire to grow! People grow when they are committed to it. Make a commitment as a group.
  8. Read the Word. Without any study guides. Just read a book of the Bible a chapter at a time and discuss how to live it out.
  9. Do a daily devotion together. Find a daily devotional such as Oswald Chambers’s My Utmost for His Highest, and as a group commit to reading it every day. Use Facebook, Twitter, texting, or email to discuss what you’re reading and learning.
  10. Retreat. Get away on a spiritual retreat together as a group. Plan to meet as a group with God there.  
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Mike Mack
Michael C. Mack founded SmallGroups.com in 1995 and served as a small-groups minister for more than 20 years in several churches. He is a writer, editor, trainer, and consultant in the areas of small groups, leadership, and discipleship. He is the author of more than 25 books and small group studies, including his latest, World's Greatest Small Group (pub. January, 2017). He regularly blogs on his ministry website at SmallGroupLeadership.com. His family is a small group that includes his wife Heidi, their four children, and their dog, Lainey. Mike is also an avid mountain biker.