5 Ways to Celebrate Easter as a Small Group By Laura Copeland

Fellowship: Wake up extra early and  meet to watch the sunrise (you should also read the resurrection account in John 20), then grab coffee and breakfast together.   Discipleship: Host a Passover Seder and learn the rich historical background behind Jesus’ Last Supper with His disciples.  Find detailed instructions HERE.   Ministry: Volunteer together with… [ Read More ]

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Most Effective Way to Build Trust in a Small Group By Andrew Camp

I would wager that a lack of trust in a small group will lead to a lack of a small group within weeks. A small group may be the only place a person has throughout the week where they do not have to live up to others’ expectations of them, and can truly be themselves…. [ Read More ]

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Small Group Ministry Leader Tips

If you are a small group ministry leader, check out these tips by Laura Copeland.  Great information!

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Best Small Group Systems For Your Church [Podcast]

Albert Einstein once said, “everything must be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” When it comes to designing and implementing systems for your church’s Small Groups Ministry, you’d be hard pressed to find truer words spoken.  Whether you’re a groups ministry veteran or brand new to the groups world, the constant challenge at… [ Read More ]

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How to Conduct a Successful Huddle-Up

Great job at getting your Huddle started!  Now it is time to prepare for conducting a successful Huddle-Up.  Ok – you may be asking yourself right now, what is the difference between a Huddle and a Huddle-Up.  Great question! Huddle: A group of small group ministry leaders within a geographical location. Huddle-Up: The meeting that… [ Read More ]

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How to Start a Huddle

Congratulations on your desire to start a new Huddle!  The Small Group Network believes strongly in the importance of small group ministry leaders getting together a few times per year to share ideas, encouragement, and resources.  It is in the Huddle where you will find other like minded people who are experiencing the same challenges,… [ Read More ]

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How to Receive Your Free Small Group Ministry Leader Resource

Great news!!  The Small Group Network has a free downloadable resource that provides some great tips on how to maintain a strong Community Leader and Host relationship.  To get your free resource simply following the instructions below: Click on Home Screen Register for SGN (email & password) You will receive a Welcome Email  with a… [ Read More ]

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11 Keys to an Effective Small Group Ministry by Judy Colegrove

Regardless of which small group model you choose for your church, there is no “right” way to do small groups and every church leader needs to evaluate which model fits best into their culture.  Although there are many books, articles, and blog posts telling us how to “do groups,” there are some principles that are… [ Read More ]

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Lifeway Interviews Steve Gladen on Life-in-Community

Brian Daniel: In June 2015 we ran a post entitled Three Environments for Disciple-Making about three spaces, or environments, to consider in your mission of making disciples. The environments identified in this post were Life-on-Life, Life-in-Community, and Life-on-Mission. Rick Howerton and I have addressed notions of disciple-making environments on the Groups Matter podcast to some extent, but as… [ Read More ]

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3 Powerful Sources of Leadership and How to Use Them By Dave Alford

One natural byproduct of the spiritual growth that people experience in small groups is a better understanding of who they are. They discover the uniqueness with which God made them, or their personhood. They discover the reason that God created them, or their purpose. They discover the definition of success in which they can invest… [ Read More ]

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