The Best Season of All

image credit: CreationSwap user Cameron Fries I inherited a church small-group ministry that insisted small groups break for the summer. But I am a huge fan of small groups meeting throughout the summer. Our policy now is that small groups can take a break anytime they want—for the entire summer, or even just a couple of weeks—but… [ Read More ]

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Training new group leaders

Click here to listen to Greg’s Group Talk We are in the summer grind.  It’s time to be preparing for the fall season of Small Group Life.  One of the most beneficial things you can do today to insure success tomorrow is to equip your Small Group Leaders. And nothing is as effective as a… [ Read More ]

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THE small group book you need

The good news for you is that Steve Gladen wrote Small Groups With Purpose. The better news is that it’s on sale. Right now! This practical book walks you through the questions you need to answer to develop their own intentional small group strategy. Built around the most commonly asked questions, Small Groups with Purpose outlines the step-by-step process of… [ Read More ]

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An Unsung Hero

By Steve Gladen Because of where I work and what I do, God has positioned me too often be in the public eye.  But it is often the people around me that really make things happen.  One such person has been Cheryl Shireman. In 2006, God laid it on my heart to launch the Small… [ Read More ]

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The impact of social media

How are you using social media in your 2013 small group strategy? Is it even on your radar?  

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10 apps to make your life more productive

Are you in productivity, in one way or another? If you’re in ministry, you are. Check out this Forbes article, and see if there are any apps that may help you be more productive this year. 10 mobile apps to make your business more productive (original article HERE) Now that the new year is in… [ 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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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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