Subgroup into smaller groups of 2-4 for deeper sharing during application or prayer.
Divide the sexes. Split up the men and women for portions of the study of for prayer and accountability.
Meet between meetings. Guys or gals go out to breakfast or lunch together during the week.
Get accountable. Ask some tough questions and expect people to share what’s really true.
Serve together. Serving is one of the best environments for growing spiritually.
Purposely get out of your comfort zones. What’s a God-sized plan for your group?
Desire to grow! People grow when they are committed to it. Make a commitment as a group.
Read the Word. Without any study guides. Just read a book of the Bible a chapter at a time and discuss how to live it out.
Do a daily devotion together. Find a daily devotional such as Oswald Chambers’s My Utmost for His Highest, and as a group commit to reading it every day. Use Facebook, Twitter, texting, or email to discuss what you’re reading and learning.
Retreat. Get away on a spiritual retreat together as a group. Plan to meet as a group with God there.
Michael Mack has been involved in small group ministry as a pastor, writer, trainer, and speaker for more than 25 years. He founded SmallGroups.com in 1995 and started Small Group Leadership in 2012. He became the 12th editor of Christian Standard magazine in 2017 and continues to speak in churches about small groups, discipleship, and leadership.
He lives in Pewee Valley, Kentucky (just outside Louisville), with his wife Heidi. They have four young adult children. Michael enjoys mountain and road biking with a group of friends.
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