No Size Fits All – The Importance Of Learning Styles In Disciple Making

One size fits all. It’s great if you’re shopping for a Snuggie, but horrible if you’re making a disciple.  While we may understand this on a conceptual level, we often fail on a logistical level when we fail to ask the right questions while developing curriculum plans for our groups.  A one-size discipleship strategy will, more often than not,… [ Read More ]

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Soul Care for the Small Group Point Person

“How are you doing, really?” Ever been asked that question? You were probably asked that because something was a little…off. Something didn’t seem right. You weren’t acting like your normal self. You weren’t exhibiting behavior consistent with the way you normally act, whether that was physically, spiritually, or emotionally. OR You’ve been asked that question… [ Read More ]

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Loving those in the LGBT Community

Given the cultural realities concerning the LGBT community, how do our churches and groups engage with and love those from the gay community? Kirby Holmes tackles this sensitive topic in this month’s Group Talk answering the following questions.  1. What does it look like to love those in the LGBT community? 2. Do we engage… [ Read More ]

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Is this the future of group life?

Are you looking for the silver bullet for your groups ministry? Then keep looking, because this isn’t the Group Talk for you. But if you’re willing to sit and listen, learn, and digest, this edition of Group Talk will help you think outside of your box. You have something to learn from the Mid-Sized Community… [ Read More ]

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How Do You Renew and Refresh Your Spirit?

June is a great time to pause and take some time to consider how we are doing physically, relationally, emotionally, and spiritually. Life Coach and experienced small group ministry leader, Jenn Peppers, shares some key questions to ask ourselves to uncover what refreshes our spirits. Participate in an assessment exercise along with host Carolyn Taketa… [ Read More ]

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It’s Summer but Fall is Coming! Five Essential Moves to Make Now to Maximize your SG ministry this Fall

Summer is a critical time to lay the groundwork to maximize the ministry impact of your small groups this Fall. Regardless of the size of church, the type of connection and leader strategies you choose, thinking through these five essential moves will help you prepare for a less stressful and more fruitful Fall ministry season.Mark… [ Read More ]

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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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