5 New Years’ Resolutions That Aren’t New

It’s a new year where we have new resolutions, new goals, and new dreams for the year. No doubt, an integral part to act and live out the things that will help us become who we want to be in 2019. If we don’t join that gym or have those exercise goals, how will we… [ Read More ]

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How to G.R.O.W. your Small Group Ministry in the New Year

About 15 years ago I was attending a retreat, as I got talking to a fellow pastor she shared with me a very simple tool, a tool which I went on and used very successfully. I have utilised the formula personally when I have been feeling ‘stuck’ in a particular area of my life. I… [ Read More ]

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Do This Before Goal Setting for Small Groups

Q: Did you know that about 90% of New Year’s Resolutions fail before the end of the year? At the start of a new year, many people reflect on the past year and set resolutions to improve. These resolutions include becoming healthy, improving relationships, volunteering more, getting organized, and becoming financially secure. The resolutions are… [ Read More ]

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12 Book Recommendations for 2019

As leaders, one of our tasks is to continue to learn. I have heard it said that great leaders never stop learning. And in 2018, a number of your colleagues read some great books that they would recommend to you. So here are 11 books recommended by other small group point people in the Small… [ Read More ]

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Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018

2018 was an incredible year for the Small Group Network! One of our Top 11 Highlights of 2018 was that we surpassed 75,000 total blog views! A big thank you to our amazing team of authors for all of the insightful content they have written this year! Here are our top 10 blog posts based on the total… [ Read More ]

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 5 Keys to Creating Great Curriculum

#1. Always start with the end in mind. Where do you want to lead your group members?  What steps do they need to take to get there?  Make each step a lesson. #2. Back each lesson with Scripture. #3. Use a template and format all lessons the same. Introduction Applicable Scripture Discussion questions Application Preview… [ Read More ]

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Top 5 Podcasts of 2018

2018 was an incredible year for the Small Group Network! One of our Top 11 Highlights of 2018 was that our “Group Talk” Podcast surpassed 100,000 downloads! A big thank you to our Host and Director of Podcast Communications Carolyn Taketa, our Producer and Creative Arts Director Jason Banzhoff and to every special guest who interviewed! Here… [ Read More ]

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Can You Really Measure Spiritual Growth?

The end of the year is a natural time to evaluate the success (or lack thereof) of the past year and to set goals for the next year. However, many Small Group Point People struggle with exactly how to evaluate the ministry that has happened in the last year. But how can you measure the… [ Read More ]

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Top 11 Highlights of 2018

2018 was an incredible year for the Small Group Network! Enjoy this annual ministry report & get a sneak peek at some big things coming in 2019!   TOP 11 HIGHLIGHTS OF 2018 (In no particular order)   #1. We served thousands of small group point people in 100 different countries throughout the world! The SGN connected with, encouraged &… [ Read More ]

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The Oreo Method of Discipleship

All throughout the book of Acts, we see the Early Church replicate themselves. Disciples make disciples and growing people grow people! I would even suggest that the life change happens, when we grow together, and we catch glimpses of the work God is doing with this process of discipleship. Wouldn’t you agree? Discipleship is all… [ Read More ]

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