Hot (and successful) experiences for small groups this summer

image via Terry Lane, CreationSwap Some small groups take a break in the summer, others make sure they are on mission, still more groups use the summer to build deeper relationships with one another and those who don’t yet have a friendship with Jesus. No matter what your group is up to this summer you… [ Read More ]

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Malcolm Gladwell

Every once in a while, we at the Small Group Network stumble upon a TED talk that we can’t help but share with you. To get the most out of this as it relates to you, and your leadership role, you might have to do a little listening. A little digging. And a little *gasp*… [ Read More ]

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Hot (and successful) experiences for small groups this summer

image via Terry Lane, CreationSwap Some small groups take a break in the summer, others make sure they are on mission, still more groups use the summer to build deeper relationships with one another and those who don’t yet have a friendship with Jesus. No matter what your group is up to this summer you… [ Read More ]

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Leadership: Who is Next?

“Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” John 20.21 We are all sent. It is built into the identity of a Christian. We are sent by God with the gospel as disciples to go make more disciples…who go make more disciples. And… [ Read More ]

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7 Ways Your Small Group Can Reach People for Jesus

“Some men arrived carrying a paraplegic on a stretcher. They were looking for a way to get into the house and set him before Jesus. When they couldn’t find a way in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof, removed some tiles, and let him down in the middle of everyone, right… [ Read More ]

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The ‘easy’ prison guard of our souls & small group ministries

Ah…freedom. As I write article I am sitting in a Starbuck’s at 7 a.m., which in itself doesn’t seem too out of the ordinary. Factor in now that I am not a morning person, it is my day off, I was up late, and being here is not my choice…I am a prisoner! To what?… [ Read More ]

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Growing to maturity

When it comes to launching successful groups, having a plan is essential. And part of success must be viewed as creating spiritual maturity. It’s unfortunate, but many churches assume that spiritual maturity happens automatically, so they have no real plan for helping their members grow in Christ. That’s why I encourage churches to be purpose… [ Read More ]

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10 Things Churches can Learn from the Apple Store

What follows below is a post from Guy Kawasaki who was for many years a “chief evangelist” for all things Apple and who continues to write about excellence in design, marketing, innovation, and retail. In this piece he summarizes some key insights from a book about the phenomenal retail success of the Apple store. As… [ Read More ]

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The 4 secrets of a fruitful ministry

Most people are interested in productivity. But the Bible doesn’t use the word “productivity;” instead, you’ll find there the word “fruitfulness.” God wants us to have fruitful ministries, so I want to show you some principles that will produce a godly fruitfulness in your life. I believe there are four conditions that are essential for… [ Read More ]

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How to invest your time wisely

Why is it that time drags when you want it to pass quickly and flies when you need more of it?  It’s not very cooperative! As you are working on your goals for 2013, is your time being spent wisely? Time is the great equalizer.  We all have the same amount of it.  The difference… [ Read More ]

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