The time on an elevator could change your small group ministry

You know the drill. You are waiting for an elevator, any elevator. The door opens; you walk in, face the door, press the button and stare at the door. Everyone does the same thing. Comedians have made acts out of the goofy behavior that happens in elevators. Something else also happens. It doesn’t have to… [ Read More ]

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Should your groups go mobile?

Ever wondered if your training, communication, and huddles should go mobile for small groups at your church? If you answered “No,” then take a look at these stats. You may be surprised by just how prevalent mobile media is becoming. Mobile stats Smartphones are expected to increase from 23% of total phone shipments in 2010… [ Read More ]

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The Twelve, an Interview

The Twelve Conference, for small group point people, is happening soon! Click HERE to register now, for you and your leadership team! Questions? Lineup of speakers? Here’s an interview with Ron Wilbur, one of the conference architects. *Update I asked Ron to further describe what the experience is going to be like, and this is what… [ Read More ]

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A Different Kind of Prayer List: Is your church ready for Easter Visitors?

Here are some different prayer tips to help you evaluate your church’s preparedness for new folks who might “connect” with your church after coming Easter Sunday. Image credit: Creative Commons user [F]oxyMoron. This weekend I went to a home improvement store. I needed help from two different departments on two issues I had in my home. As I… [ Read More ]

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Rick & Kay Warren interviews

Here is a recent interview that Rick Warren gave on the state of the American Church, politics, and society. It’s a strong interview, and we thought you’d enjoy it. Here is an interview that Rick and Kay did on Kay’s new book, Choose Joy. It’s a book that could change the way you view pain… [ Read More ]

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iSing Worship, a small group resource

Does your small group sing worship music during your group time? Do you struggle with no musicians? iSing Worship may help. There are many smaller churches and small groups meeting regularly who struggle to make their worship effective due to a lack of available musicians. Some have turned to commercially available CDs or instrumental backing… [ Read More ]

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The “Share Your Faith” app

Sharing your faith isn’t easy. It’s hard to know what to say, when to say it, and how to say it. Timing and location play a role. Information is crucial. Sharing the full Truth is key. And to top it all off…be yourself! Talk about a lot to remember! Take a look at the Share… [ 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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The Best Season of All

image credit: CreationSwap user Cameron Fries I inherited a church small-group ministry that insisted small groups break for the summer. But I am a huge fan of small groups meeting throughout the summer. Our policy now is that small groups can take a break anytime they want—for the entire summer, or even just a couple of weeks—but… [ Read More ]

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Training new group leaders

Click here to listen to Greg’s Group Talk We are in the summer grind.  It’s time to be preparing for the fall season of Small Group Life.  One of the most beneficial things you can do today to insure success tomorrow is to equip your Small Group Leaders. And nothing is as effective as a… [ Read More ]

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