Staying on Course By Jon Noto

If you are leading a small groups ministry, odds are you don’t have a problem dreaming big. A compelling vision of where we want our church or ministry to be is what keeps us invested when our day-to-day work can feel like herding cats! The challenge arises when we start looking at just how we… [ Read More ]

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Distinctly Christian Leadership By Dave Alford

For those of us in group ministry, leadership development has got to be at or near the top our list of activities that are most vital to our success. A Google query on the topic of leadership yields over 454 million results meaning that there is so much information on the subject that it is… [ Read More ]

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Is Your Church Really Safe? By Ben Reed

Is your church safe? I don’t mean “we have police officers” and “we have hidden cameras” and “I’m packing heat on my pew.” Is your church safe for you to be you? Can you be the you that doesn’t have it all figured out? That has more questions than answers, some days? Can you be… [ 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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Remove The Stress, Pick a Deadline By David Heinemeier Hansson

October 20 was the internal deadline we picked for Basecamp 3 back in early Summer. It was computed by the highly scientific method of two-parts sussing, one-part calendar dart throwing, and the full awareness of its arbitrary nature. The purpose of a self-imposed deadline is to sharpen the edge of your prioritization sword and stake… [ Read More ]

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No Need to Stand Alone By Jay Daniell

As Small Group Point Person, there is no need to stand alone. Around the turn of the century, God moved in me, as a volunteer, to launch Small Groups in our local congregation. I remember the fun, excitement and passion which I enjoyed; those were the days… I also remember the pain, heartbreak and struggles…. [ Read More ]

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Vulnerable Living, Vulnerable Leading [Podcast]

Challenging seasons of life are inevitable. It is never a question of “if” they will occur, but rather “when”. When life gets tough, it is often how we respond to the challenges we’re faced with that shape us more than the situation itself. Particularly as a leader, it is in those times when living with… [ Read More ]

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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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