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Released! Small Group Vital Signs Now Available to Purchase


I started writing Small Group Vital Signs in October 2010. After sixteen months, the book has finally been released today! Actually, in a sense I began writing it the summer of 2009, when our church, Northeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky, first started developing a ministry plan to assess and then improve the health of our groups. I tell the …

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Brian Jones on Small Group Vital Signs


This is installment 10 of a series of posts in which friends and small groups ministry partners share their thoughts on Small Group Vital Signs. Today, Brian Jones: “One of the best books out today to help you build a flourishing small group’s ministry in your church! I can’t wait to get this resource in the hands of all of …

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Assessing the Health of Your Small Group


Last April, I spoke at the Small Groups Conference at Cincinnati Christian University, and led a session on assessing your small group. The overall theme of the conference was “Healthy Groups = Healthy Churches.” Here’s the 42-minute video: Mike Mack – Assessment Session from Cincinnati Christian University on Vimeo.  I spoke at the conference as I was writing Small Group …

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ChurchTeams Boyd Pelley on Small Group Vital Signs


We’re moving closer and closer to the release of Small Group Vital Signs. Today is our ninth installment of a series sharing what some of my friends and ministry partners are saying about the book. Today, my friend Boyd Pelley: “Deming taught business that if you can’t describe what you’re doing as a process, you don’t know what you are …

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How to Move Your Group(s) Beyond Status Quo


Move Your Small Group(s) Beyond Status Quo

Many small groups in America are not missional. They are good at caring for one another and studying the Bible, which is good . . . but not great! In Good to Great, Jim Collins discusses our need to “confront the brutal facts.”  In Small Group Vital Signs, I set out to help you and your small group(s) honestly and …

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Saddleback’s Rick Zeiger on Small Group Vital Signs


I visited Saddleback Church a number of years ago and felt overwhelmed, not just by the enormity of the place and the number of people, but also by the quality of everything they did. I was greeted in the parking lot by warm, friendly, Hawaiian-shirt clad folks in the parking lot and along the sidewalks leading up to the building. …

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A Healthy Small Group Is the Body of Christ


A small group, at its core, is Christ’s body in action. Stop and think about this for a moment. Your small group is the church. Not a subset of the church. Not a supportive program within the church. Not a tool to close the back door. Unfortunately, in today’s world, our mental image of “church” is usually something much bigger …

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What Randy Boschee Has to Say About Small Group Vital Signs


If you’re following along, my new book, Small Group Vital Signs, is now just days away from being available. If you have not taken our free small group healthy assessment, you can take it here. Today, I’m sharing what one of my fellow small group pastors said about the book. “This book speaks to the heart of what’s missing in …

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What Dave Earley Said About Small Group Vital Signs


I just got word that Small Group Vital Signs is being sent to the printer TODAY! Any day now it will be available from TOUCH. Today, I’m sharing the kind words of fellow author, Dave Earley: “Michael Mack certainly knows his stuff. In Small Group Vital Signs he skillfully blends his passion with solid content and practical wisdom.  I really, …

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What Pat Sikora Has to Say About Small Group Vital Signs


We’re just days away from the release of my newest book, Small Group Vital Signs. In anticipation, I’m sharing what some of my friends and small group ministry partners have so generously said about the book. Today, my old friend, Pat Sikora. Is your small group healthy? Really? How do you know? As a person involved in small group leadership …

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