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Should We Shake Up Small Groups?


Goldfish Bowls

I was recently asked this question via email from a church leader in Canada: There has been some question in the past at our church about how long a group should be together. A thought had been to “shake” things up or break up groups on purpose and in doing so that it would help. My opinion is that it …

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Ministry Leaders     Small Group Leaders

Are Small Groups Deceiving Themselves?


Are Small Groups Deceiving Themselves?

What are the purposes of vision and mission statements? Are they important? Should a small group have vision and mission statements? I’ll answer those questions in a moment. But first I’d like to share a series of mission-related tweets I posted a couple days ago: All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore stay on …

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Ministry Leaders     Small Group Leaders

Small Group Leadership – New & Improved


You may (or may not) have noticed I haven’t posted anything new on the blog for a couple weeks. It’s for a great reason: I’ve been working on a new & improved website, including a new hosting company, new platform, new mission statement, new logo, new tagline, easier to navigate pages and blog posts (all in one place), a new …

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SG Coaching

Small Group Coaching & the 10-20-70 Model


As I coach and consult with small group point leaders and churches, I’m finding that coaching leaders is (still) a struggle for many. At the same time, I partner with several organizations that deal with coaching business leaders, and I’m applying what I’m learning in that environment to small group and church ministry. Over the next several posts, I’ll share …

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Ministry Leaders     Small Group Leaders

Top 10 Websites for Small Group Leaders – 2016


Here are the 10 best websites for small group leaders and ministry point leaders as judged solely by me, Michael Mack. Part of the mission of Small Group Leadership is to resource leaders—or, in this case, point you to some of the best resources—to help you carry out the mission God has given you. I not only use all these …

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Training SG Leaders

Why a Small Group Director / Minister Brings in an “Expert” Trainer


GUEST BLOG by Kathy Stahlhut,  Director of Small Groups at Greenwood (Indiana) Christian Church. _______   At Greenwood Christian, we are constantly striving to improve our small group leader training. We know that with good coaching, leaders function at their highest capacity. As directors or ministers of small groups, we can only do so much. For a boost, at least …

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SG Models/Structure

Three Facts American Small Groups Can Learn From The Best Practices of Other Countries – Part 3: Guest Post by Ralph W. Neighbour


Growth Cycles

Today is part three of a three-part series by guest blogger, Dr. +Ralph Neighbour. Please see Part 1 here. See Part 2 here.  __________     FACT 3: OVERSEAS BODIES OF CHRIST HAVE HARVEST EVENTS   When we began to develop the Faith Community Baptist Church in Singapore, we threw away the traditional church calendar with all its programs. Our motto …

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SG Models/Structure

Three Facts American Small Groups Can Learn From The Best Practices of Other Countries – Part 2: Guest Post by Ralph W. Neighbour


Ralph Neighbour

Yesterday, we began a three-part series by guest blogger, Dr. +Ralph Neighbour.  Please see that post before reading this one.  __________   FACT 2: OVERSEAS BODIES OF CHRIST HAVE HARVEST FIELDS “As you look around right now, wouldn’t you say that in about four months it will be time to harvest? Well, I’m telling you to open your eyes and …

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SG Models/Structure

Three Facts American Small Groups Can Learn From The Best Practices of Other Countries – Part 1: Guest Post by Ralph W. Neighbour


Ralph Neighbour

Over the years, I’ve had the privilege to partner with this week’s guest blogger in many different ways. I edited his book, Christ’s Basic Bodies, written and led training seminars for the ministry he founded (TOUCH Outreach Ministries), and interviewed him for my blog and other writing projects. Neighbour is one of the pioneers of the groups movement in America …

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Ministry Leaders

Jim Egli on Why Every Pastor Should Lead a Small Group


Jim Egli

For years I’ve been following Jim Egli. His books, blogs, and brotherly love have influenced my own views toward groups, discipleship, and ministry in general. I recently read a post Jim wrote that I believe could have a profound effect on churches, if it gets into the right hands. With Jim’s permission, I’m sharing here his “4 Reasons Why Every …

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