6 Reflections on Community Inspired by Bonhoeffer

My church has recently launched a series on community called Better Together. In conjunction with the sermon series, I, in collaboration with my senior pastor, wrote a small group curriculum to compliment the series. I love community, which is why I love small groups. Like many of you, I work hard on our small group… [ Read More ]

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When More is Not Better

I recently asked on Small Group Network’s Facebook page, “What is the biggest challenge you are facing in your small group ministry?” A friend replied, “A big challenge is serving in a church that does small groups but also wants to do a million other discipleship ministries/ venues simultaneously…”   A common temptation in ministry is… [ Read More ]

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5 Encouragements from a Fellow Small Group Ministry Struggler

5 Encouragements from a Fellow Small Group Ministry Struggler By Michael C. Mack As someone who has been a small group and discipleship ministry leader—in small to mega churches, in churches just starting groups to those with a settled program—I’m familiar with some of the struggles you face: Listless leaders: Someone accurately described the job… [ Read More ]

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One Big Mistake in Dealing With Difficult People

Think of your groups ministry. Somewhere in that context is someone that bugs you. Of course it’s not a pretty thing we talk about as pastors, but everyone has that person. You’re probably picturing them right now. Hold that person in your mind for the next few minutes. “That guy” Not too long ago I… [ Read More ]

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1 Surefire Summer Strategy for Improving your Group Life Ministry

Summer is a challenging time as a group life point person. Many small groups take breaks or alter how often they meet to accommodate changing family schedules. I used to see this as a threat to group life ministry. However, where the world presents a threat, God often presents an opportunity. Summer is a great… [ Read More ]

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The Key to Producing Passion in Your Small Group Leaders By Jon Noto

The last thing any small group point person wants is an indifferent or even apathetic small group leader. John Maxwell once said, “People may teach what they know, but they reproduce what they are.” A small group leader who is burned out or checked out creates or attracts the same. Many in the leadership world… [ Read More ]

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God is Always at Work By Andrew Camp

Being a small group point person is hard. The items on my to-do list seems to always be growing and never shrinking. Meetings; vision-casting; recruitment; curriculum; encouragement; conflict resolution; endless suggestions. And let’s not forget, you are part of a staff team, paid or volunteer, and you must constantly navigate those waters. I seem to… [ Read More ]

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What Do Small Group Leaders Really Need? By Judy Colegrove

I have been coaching small group leaders for a while and having been a group leader myself, I would like to address the question: What do small group leaders really need? Small group leaders are on the front lines of ministry.  They are the ones who are up close and personal with the people of… [ Read More ]

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Small Group Ministry Leader Resources By Jon Noto

As a small group ministry leader you likely face new challenges every season. It is when we are faced with particularly big challenges that we turn to one another in a network like this and ask for help. But what do you do on all the days you’re not facing a big trial? What are… [ Read More ]

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International Huddles

When Steve Gladen began the Small Group Network, his goal was to connect other small group point people with one another to learn and enter into dialogue so that none of us in this role stand alone. What started as a few people has grown to a network of thousands, expanding beyond the borders of… [ Read More ]

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