Small Group Lessons from Google

There is new research by Google that reveals profound discoveries about why some work groups thrive and others falter. The findings are fascinating because they provide empirical data from the business world that is relevant for the church, especially for those of us serving in small group ministry. I encourage you to check out the… [ Read More ]

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Are Your Small Groups F.A.L.L. Ready?

In the western hemisphere, the leaves are beginning to turn red and gold as the fall season quickly arrives. Simultaneously, many churches across the globe are finalizing their preparations to launch dynamic small group ministry this month, that will in turn, mobilize their local congregations to enjoy Biblical community! So to all of you Small… [ Read More ]

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The 5 Secrets of Highly Effective Leader Training – From Around the World (Part 5)

This last in a series reveals the final secret to highly effective leader training. Secret 5 – “Tell and show.” When I was growing up we had a class time in school called “Show and Tell.” Each kid would bring something from their life to show and then talk about. It was sometimes interesting, much… [ Read More ]

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Splash Mountain Small Groups Hosted by Walt Disney

What if Walt Disney was a Small Group Host? This question was bouncing around in my head a few weeks ago as I enjoyed a family vacation to Disneyland! In fact, I started penning this post as I waited in line for over 60 minutes to ride the newly renovated “Hyper Space Mountain!” Tens of… [ Read More ]

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What is a Healthy Small Group?

We all want healthy small groups. But without a central focus on God and growing in our faith, we are simply a gathering of people who meet for coffee when it’s convenient. Coffee is great but healthy groups practice spiritual habits that form hearts and lives into being disciples of Jesus. How do we recognize… [ Read More ]

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Healthy Leaders Yield Healthy Groups

We all want healthy small groups.  We want them thrive and see people’s lives being transformed into the image of Christ. But without a strategy to help our leaders be all God has called them to be, our leaders can become spiritually unhealthy.  In many churches, small groups are the primary path of discipleship so… [ Read More ]

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Coaching Resource: 7 Ways to Suffocate Your Small Group

7 Ways to Suffocate Your Small Group Are you a new small group leader or host? Has your small group already launched and started rolling? Hopefully by now your group has gathered a few times, experienced genuine community and everyone is excited for the future! However, when it comes to leading a small group, there… [ Read More ]

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Seven Tips for Maintaining Healthy Groups By Judy Colegrove

As Pastors and Point Leaders we want our groups to succeed. But what does success look like? How do you define it?  Here are some tips for maintaining healthy small groups.  Stay focused on the vision Make sure your leaders know and can recite the vision and values of the church and the small group… [ Read More ]

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Measuring Small Group Health

When a group leader launches a new small group, they’re curious. They want to know if they’re going to have a successful group. They don’t know if their group is going to stick, if people will come back, or if they’ll take steps of faith together. How do you know if your new small group… [ Read More ]

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