Wanted: Authentic Community By Judy Colegrove

Small groups are all about leading people into a deeper relationship with Christ and with one another. But what if your group members haven’t really connected?  How can you help them to move past superficial relationships and only showing up when it’s convenient, into a deeply committed, love relationship with Christ and one another? It… [ Read More ]

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Officer Clemmons By Dave Alford

National Public Radio’s StoryCorps segment caught my attention as I was driving to work this morning. It was an interview with Francois Clemmons who played the role of Officer Clemmons on the long-running children’s show, Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood (MRN). I rarely watched MRN as a kid so I wasn’t even aware that Clemmons was black…. [ Read More ]

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Seven Tips for Maintaining Healthy Groups By Judy Colegrove

As Pastors and Point Leaders we want our groups to succeed. But what does success look like? How do you define it?  Here are some tips for maintaining healthy small groups.  Stay focused on the vision Make sure your leaders know and can recite the vision and values of the church and the small group… [ Read More ]

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Summer Small Groups By Will Johnston

Summer small groups.  They’re almost an oxymoron.  Summer is when the kids are out of school and vacations are taken.  Small group attendance goes way down, and many groups take a break.  Let’s be honest, I’m a small group pastor, and I’d much rather spend time outside than sit inside in a small group.  … [ Read More ]

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Using MailChimp Automation to Better Care for Groups By Jay Kranda

I’m always looking for ways to better care for people on a scalable level. You can’t be everything to everyone, but you can be something to somebody when they cross your path. If someone calls me and wants to get coffee then we get coffee, but that strategy isn’t scalable. Getting coffee with one host… [ Read More ]

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A Message from the Small Group Network

The Lobby is coming!!  Eric Falcinella shares some valuable information about what to expect at this years Lobby!  Remember: Registration ends February 27th.  REGISTER HERE.

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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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