Discipling     Facilitating Discussion

25 Tips for Dealing with Politics in Your Small Group


25 Tips for Dealing with Politics in Your Small Group

How do you discuss politics civilly in such a politically charged culture? Or should you even try? Your group members may debate whether you should even talk about politics in small group meetings. Some would maintain that this could fracture a good group. Here’s my take: your group should be a great place to discuss politics IF you handle it …

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Spiritual Life     TIPS

Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week: Oct. 10-14, 2016


Small Group Leader TIP of the Week - Overflow

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 the Leader’s Spiritual Life and Overflow. #SmallGroup #Leader #TIP of the Day: See John 10:10; 2 Cor. 5:18-20; Ro. 12:3-8; Eph. 2:10; 1 Pet. 2:9-10. #overflow pic.twitter.com/0lgueaPJ0y — Small Grp …

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TIPS

Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week: Oct. 3-7, 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 Commitment in Small Groups. Small Group Leader TIP of the Day: Never lower commitment to get ppl more committed! pic.twitter.com/VEeYLcTWYX — Michael C. Mack (@michaelcmack) October 3, 2016 #SmallGroup #Leader …

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Small Group Leaders

Small Group Clown Sightings


Small Group Clown Sightings

Clowns have been seen entering small group meetings. What do you do as a leader when this happens? Do what Jesus did. Jesus’ small group was full of clowns. Except for its leader, this leadership-training group seemed to lack any observable spiritual leadership potential. A bunch of oddball characters and mess ups. I can hear Jesus talking with the Father: …

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TIPS

Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week: Sept. 26-30, 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 God’s Sovereignty in small groups. #SmallGroup #Leadership #TIP of the Day: #Spiritual Leadership = Complete Dependence on God. pic.twitter.com/AMLrU2mrqe — Michael C. Mack (@michaelcmack) September 26, 2016 #SmallGroup #Leader #TIP …

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TIPS

Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week: Sept. 19-23, 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 prayer in small groups. #SmallGroupLeader #TIP of the Day: How to get everyone involved in group #prayer. #lead pic.twitter.com/Yh1Dw1mEsb — Michael C. Mack (@michaelcmack) September 19, 2016 #SmallGroupLeader #Tip of …

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Ministry Leaders

Business Books Every Ministry Leader Should Read


Business Books for Ministry Leaders

I asked Christian leaders across the U.S. to recommend a book written primarily for business leaders that they’ve found helpful in their ministry leadership. The first 10 of these were originally published in the September 2016 issue of the Christian Standard in my monthly “Best Practices” column. (See the original article HERE.) I’ve added 5 more and included all 15 …

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Ministry Leaders     Small Group Leaders

Interview: Leadership Expert Deborah Ike on Leading Healthy Small Groups


Deborah Ike Leadership Interview Small Groups

I recently met Deborah Ike, who works with church leaders to help them grow their churches and create a life with healthy margins. She is the author of two books, Volunteer Management Toolkit-Church Edition and Protect the Vision: A Practical Guide to Church Risk Management, both available on her website: Velocity Ministry Management. After reading this interview, go check out …

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TIPS

Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week: September 12-16, 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 authentic community in small groups. Small Group Leader TIP of the Day: 1/5 levels of connecting in a group. #authenticity #love pic.twitter.com/oFrb0YhkP2 — Michael C. Mack (@michaelcmack) September 12, 2016 …

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Leader's Heart-Overflow     Spiritual Life

Get the BLANK Out of Leadership!


Get the ___ Out of Leadership

How does the way others think about you—or what they’ve said about you—affect your ministry? How does the way you think about yourself, perhaps based on those tapes that keep playing in your head of what others have said to or about you, affect your ministry? If we are honest, my guess is that most if not all of our …

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