Help, We’re Launching a Campaign and I Need Group Leaders

We’ve all been there, there’s a need and a vision to meet that need, and now it’s time to execute. Execution is tough, but it’s where the rubber meets the road. Simon Sinek encourages, in his great book, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, for success we must start with… [ Read More ]

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One Simple Step – Using Social Media as a Small Group Ministry Leader

Have you ever heard these questions? “How can I share small group ministry vision and ongoing training when I struggle to even get the leaders to gather together……..! What do you do to gather your leaders? What works well in your context? What creative ideas have you implemented?” Every time my SGN Huddle meets, questions… [ Read More ]

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Three Breakthrough Ideas from the Global Small Group Movement

Every month small group ministry leaders are meeting around the world, finding fellowship and wisdom with other ministry leaders in their community. What they’re actually discovering in Small Group Network huddles is that we are better together. Here are three quick ideas from worldwide small group huddles that your small group ministry can take advantage… [ Read More ]

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Is Your Job Too Hard for the Wrong Reason?

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. – Matthew 11:28-29 NIV You’ve read these words countless times. You have heard multiple sermons on these verses…. [ Read More ]

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Reid Smith – Discipleship through Small Groups Part 1 [Podcast]

Q How do you define discipleship? How do you know that people are actually being discipled through small groups? If you or anyone on your team is wrestling with these questions, you’ve come to the right place! Reid Smith has been equipping group leaders for effective disciple-making since 1996. He was a part of the Small Group… [ Read More ]

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Dealing with Disappointment in Community

Last month, I wrote a blog about Bonhoeffer’s challenge to us about not approaching community with our list of demands, but rather to enter into community as thankful recipients of what God has already done. But even when we do not demand our vision for community but gratefully receive where God has placed us and… [ Read More ]

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7 Motivations For Making Disciples

As an individual, I have a laser beam focus on discipleship. I’m a consistent practitioner. I’m constantly evaluating effectiveness and brainstorming strategies. I speak and teach about it. I love to write about it. In case you didn’t know I also blog about it. I was speaking at a church recently and had a friend… [ Read More ]

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5 Questions That Could Save Your Ministry

There’s no shortage of “answers” on the Internet. If you’re looking for opinions on any topic they are only a click away. However, after we wade through these so-called answers we often find ourselves scratching our heads and wondering, “Ok so now what do I do?” Colin Wright once said, “Ignorance is a temporary affliction,… [ Read More ]

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Okay, You’ve Just Been Put In Charge Of Small Groups. Now What?

It’s one of those days when it feels like God just reached down and touched you. Your pastor has informed you that you are being given responsibility over the small group ministry in your church. Woohoo! Oh wait, you know very little about small groups, and you just said “yes?” What do you do now?… [ Read More ]

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Groups Where Grace is in Place

By Dr. Bill Donahue “It was my first time attending the group meeting, but I have to admit it, it felt more like a job interview. I was thinking, ‘Do these people like me? Do I like them? What if they really knew me? Would they invite me back? Would I trust my secrets to… [ Read More ]

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