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The Small Group Mannequin Challenge


Small Group Mannequin Challenge

Small groups are taking the mannequin challenge. Many have been doing it for years. I admit, I don’t get the current #mannequinchallenge fad. I also admit that some of the videos are fun and creative. Here’s a short one as an example: This may be the latest cultural fad, but it’s nothing new for many small groups, and the church …

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TIPS

Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week: Nov. 21-25, 2016


Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week - Sharing Ownership

Here are the Small Group Leader TIPS for the last week as Tweeted, posted on our Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. This week’s TIPS focus on sharing ownership with all group members. #SmallGroup #Leader #TIPoftheDay: Share ownership. See list of roles here: https://t.co/ElqV258rbI #SGLeadership pic.twitter.com/09RvGFtGQw — Small Grp Leadership (@michaelcmack) November 21, 2016 #SmallGroup #Leader #TIPoftheDay: …

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Spiritual Life

How to Celebrate Thanksgiving Well … Even if It’s Not Happy


Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving. My Catholic friends may understand it better than my non-Catholic ones. Or maybe not … I recently discovered 3 views on Thanksgiving that I had never noticed before. 1. Thanksgiving is an attitude, not just a day. Look at the following Bible verses, especially the context for thanksgiving: Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! …

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Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week: Nov. 14-18, 2016


Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week

Here are the Small Group Leader TIPS for the last week as Tweeted, posted on our Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. This week’s TIPS focus on developing healthy community and facilitating great discussions. #SmallGroup #Leader #TIP of the Day: #RealCommunity is 24-7. pic.twitter.com/PgtZ1GA0fM — Small Grp Leadership (@michaelcmack) November 14, 2016 #SmallGroup #Leader #TIPoftheDay: #Scripture is …

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Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week: Nov. 7-11, 2016


Here are the Small Group Leader TIPS for the last week as Tweeted, posted on our Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. This week’s TIPS focus on building healthy authentic community / unity even in a political environment. Small Group Leader TIP of the Day: #politics #election2016 #unity #JesusforKing #SGLeadership pic.twitter.com/acq0nKIbsU — Small Grp Leadership (@michaelcmack) November …

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Small Group Leaders

How a Healthy Small Group Prays: 5 Simple, Christ-Centered Practices


HOw a Healthy Small Group Prays

“How can I get people in my group to pray out loud?” “What can we do to go deeper in our prayer time?” “How do I keep our group engaged during prayer time? We spend more time sharing requests and stories than actually praying!” As I train and coach leaders, many of the questions I receive focus on small group …

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TIPS

Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week: Oct. 31 – Nov. 4, 2016


Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week - Mission

Here are the Small Group Leader TIPS for the last week as Tweeted, posted on our Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. This week’s TIPS focus on living on God’s mission as a small group. #SmallGroup #Leader #TIP of the Day: DO what God’s Word says! #SGLeaership #worldSGrtest Jas. 1:22 #missional pic.twitter.com/8h9uj3MXFD — Small Grp Leadership (@michaelcmack) …

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Spiritual Life

How to (and NOT to) Love your Trick-or-Treating Neighbors


Trick or Treat

What does it look like to “love your neighbor” on All Hallows’ Eve? This is one day of the year that many of your neighbors come to your house. So why not treat them with love rather than just candy? Maybe the best way to discuss how to love your neighbors today is to list a few ways not to …

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Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week: Oct. 24-28, 2016


Small Group Leader TIPs of the Week: Worship in Groups

Here are the Small Group Leader TIPS for the last week as Tweeted, posted on our Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. This week’s TIPS focus on WORSHIP in a small group. #SmallGroup #Leader #TIP of the Day: #Worship #Jesus #presence #power #SGLeadership Matt 18:20 pic.twitter.com/d3nJsdvwJy — Small Grp Leadership (@michaelcmack) October 24, 2016 #SmallGroup #Leader #TIP …

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Facilitating Discussion     TIPS

Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week: Oct. 17-21, 2016


Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week

Here are the Small Group Leader TIPS for the last week as Tweeted, posted on our Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. This week’s TIPS focus on Facilitating Discussion, especially asking great questions. #SmallGroup #Leader #TIPoftheDay: Ask CONCISE #discussion #questions. #SGNetwork #facilitating #communication pic.twitter.com/DrljsrxryN — Small Grp Leadership (@michaelcmack) October 17, 2016 #SmallGroup #Leader #TIPoftheWeek: Ask CLEAR …

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