Creating the Conditions for Growing Groups By Andrew Mason

How important is it to see growing small groups in our churches? Christian Schwarz spearheaded a research project called Natural Church Development. The research center in Germany now has more than 20 million pieces of data about why churches grow and don’t grow. Schwarz says, “If we were to identify any one principle as the… [ Read More ]

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Lead with Questions and Avoid Those Awkward Moments by Matt Graybill

Awkward conversations are the worst. I remember the first time I struck up enough courage to call a girl I liked on the phone. I am pretty sure I said hello and then waited a minute for her to say something. Sometimes small groups and leading small groups can be as awkward as a middle… [ Read More ]

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5 Ways To Keep Small Group Leaders Encouraged And Engaged by Jon Noto

Small group leaders are great people, but just like the best of us they can become distracted, discouraged, or disconnected. Below are five great ways for you to help leaders catch the vision and know that no one leads alone. Send a book A friend of mine is known for saying, “leaders are learners and… [ Read More ]

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8 Expert Tips to Have the Best Huddle by Laura Copeland

We asked some of our top small group experts to share their best tips on how to host a successful gathering of small group point people.  They definitely delivered!  Use a few of these next time you’re planning a huddle! BRING YOUR BEST AND WORST “Have everyone that’s coming bring the best idea that’s shaping… [ Read More ]

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Jesus’ Cyber Monday

On a day when most of your emails today are talking about Cyber Monday, save money on shopping and get this special deal; we here at the Small Group Network want to turn your attention today not to saving money, but saving room for your attention to be on people Jesus cares about.  Tomorrow, December… [ Read More ]

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SGN Website – Huddles: New & Improved Pt1

GREAT news! Our new Huddle section on the website is now available for you to use. Watch this video to learn more about how to use it. #SGNet

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SGN Website – Job Board: Expand Your Reach

Do you have any jobs at your church that you need help filling? If so, the Small Group Network can help you. We just ask that you are a member of the Small Group Network and we will do the rest. Watch this to learn more. www.smallgroupnetwork.com

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SGN Website – The Blog: Brand New Feature

Now that the Small Group Network Website has had many new enhancements, we decided to create a few small trainings on each section to ensure everyone is on the same page. Enjoy & Share! www.smallgroupnetwork.com

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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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