The Gospel-centered small group leader

image credit: Creation Swap user Josiah Kopp When it comes to talking about the marks of a true follower of Jesus, it’s no surprise that Paul starts out talking about love. Literally, Romans 12:9 says, “Let love be without hypocrisy.” This is significant because the hypocrite has one thing on his mind: What will people… [ Read More ]

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Image Management

Image management. There’s nothing particularly wrong with those two words, but when you put them together and give them to a ministry leader, it is a deadly cocktail. Image management is what we begin to do when our inner world becomes separated from our outer world. If the outward and inward are not integrated, we literally… [ Read More ]

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The impact of social media

How are you using social media in your 2013 small group strategy? Is it even on your radar?  

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1 Insanely Effective Way To Connect Singles At Your Church

One of the most insanely effective Saddleback Church programs for connecting singles to small groups is House-to-House Gatherings. House-to-House Gatherings (aka H2H) is a fun place where single adults of all ages come together for social connection and to develop friendships. H2H is basically a house party with a light Bible study component that has… [ Read More ]

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Are your small groups “missional”?

Listen to the audio HERE There is a lot of buzz these days around the term “Missional Communities”. What does that mean? How does it work? Are my groups missional? Should they be? Enter Todd Engstrom (Twitter, Facebook, and Blog), the Executive Pastor of Campuses and Communities at The Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, Texas. … [ Read More ]

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Steve’s Tips

With the kids back in school, fall is a great time to reenergize and focus your adult small groups. Why not give them some tips for balancing the biblical purposes?  Fellowship – Find a road map of any state. Not letting the members see which state you have chosen, read the names of obscure towns…. [ Read More ]

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Hot (and successful) experiences for small groups this summer

image via Terry Lane, CreationSwap Some small groups take a break in the summer, others make sure they are on mission, still more groups use the summer to build deeper relationships with one another and those who don’t yet have a friendship with Jesus. No matter what your group is up to this summer you… [ Read More ]

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