Six Ways To Find New Small Group Leaders with Mark Howell [Podcast]

Where do I find more Group Leaders? Everyone leading the Small Group charge at their church has asked this question. And it continues to be a challenge for us all. Investigating creative ways to find new Small Group Leaders can open your eyes to new possibilities for you in your ministry. On Monday, November 14,… [ Read More ]

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Why Senior Pastors Have A Love/Hate Relationship With Small Group Ministries

It is often said that the senior pastor is the most important person in any small group ministry. Yet, the senior pastor may not be as supportive of small groups as we would like. So what do we need to understand about the role of the senior pastor, and the relationship between the groups point… [ Read More ]

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Building From Ground Zero – Relaunching A Groups Ministry

Many of us have stepped into existing small groups ministries to add new support, leadership and vision to what was already there. But what about creating a groups ministry at a church where one didn’t necessarily already exist? Ministry buzzwords are a dime a dozen, but actually having to implement ideas and vision to relaunch a… [ Read More ]

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Stop Training and Start Developing Your Leaders

It’s time to stop training our leaders… If you offer leadership training for small group leaders, it’s time to stop. Right now. Put down the mic. Stop writing. Stop talking. Stop planning. It’s time to start developing. There’s a marked difference between training and developing. And the bigger the vision that God’s placed on your… [ Read More ]

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Cool Connections For A Sizzling Summer

Summer is a time when is seems like everyone’s schedule gets turned upside down, making it hard for your groups to meet consistently. However, with just a little creativity and planning, the Summer months could present your groups with a unique opportunity to focus on outreach and connect with the local community in extremely effective ways An… [ Read More ]

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Current Trends in Small Group Ministry

In ministry, we love trends. We love to love what other people are loving. We love to see the trends in phones, clothes, food, and cars. And there’s nothing inherently wrong with that. Pastors love trends, too. Looking at trends helps us to see what others value, what “buzz-words” are hot right now, and what… [ Read More ]

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Creating your own in-house curriculum [Podcast]

One of the most frequently asked questions in Small Group Network Huddles is, “What curriculum are you using?”  And rightfully so!  It is important to every Small Group practitioner that their groups are using curriculum that is engaging, yet not superficial; enjoyable, yet transformational and relevant and Biblically based. In today’s global market there are… [ Read More ]

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What is the Secret Sauce for Group Life?

If you answered, “Fun!” you would be correct. According to our guest, Small Groups Pastor Ben Reed, fun is the key element in growing small groups. If that seems too superficial to you, take 25 minutes and listen to the Biblical basis for “fun” and how it fosters the spiritual growth of group members. Ben… [ Read More ]

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Leading Yourself Well So You Don’t Lead Others Astray

Who is the toughest person in the world for you to lead? Yup, it’s you. We all know leading ourselves well is critical to the health of our ministries. Yet, we often neglect taking care of ourselves because we cater to the urgent demands of leading others. So take 30 minutes to invest in your… [ Read More ]

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