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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Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Week: February 29 – March 4, 2016


Small Group Leadership TIPS of the past week as Tweeted, posted on the Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. *     *     *     *     *     *     * Monday, 2/29: Lead your group for the glory of God (1 Cor. 10:31). Everything else will flow from that. Tuesday, 3/1: The Greatest Commandment is a command 4 your grp. How …

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Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Week: February 22-26, 2016


Small Group Leadership TIPS of the past week as Tweeted, posted on the Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. *     *     *     *     *     *     * Monday, 2/22: Simple yet powerful. DDIY. Don’t Do It Yourself. Lead w/ God and share leadership with others. #DDIY Tuesday, 2/23: What got your small group here won’t get you there. Don’t …

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Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Week: February 15-19, 2016


Small Group Leadership TIPS of the past week as Tweeted, posted on the Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. *     *     *     *     *     *     * Monday, 2/15: Don’t be the small group answer man or woman. Let group members experience aha moments. Tuesday, 2/16: Become comfortable answering questions with, “I don’t know but let’s all find …

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Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Week: February 8-12, 2016


Small Group Leadership TIPS of the past week as Tweeted, posted on the Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. *     *     *     *     *     *     * Monday, 2/8: Focus your ldrshp on the Greatest Commandments: Love God; love people. Do these and you’ll be OK. Tuesday, 2/9: Allow God’s love and message to be so much a …

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The Challenge of Challenging People: 7 Keys to What Works


Pat Sikora

I’ve known today’s guest blogger for more years than either of us would care to admit. I first came across her material on small group leadership 20-some years ago when I was an editor at Standard Publishing, and we’ve partnered on several projects ever since. Today, Pat writes and speaks from her home base in California. She is the author …

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Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Week:February 1-5, 2016


Small Group Leadership TIPS of the past week as Tweeted, posted on the Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. *     *     *     *     *     *     * Monday, 2/1: Don’t use your group to promote your favorite candidate. But pray for our country and its leaders. Tuesday, 2/2: Keep growing in your faith and leadership skills. Read books, …

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Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Week(s): January 25-29, 2016


Small Group Leadership TIPS of the past week as Tweeted, posted on the Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. *     *     *     *     *     *     * Monday, 1/25: Ask a member to be the group timekeeper.They tactfully keep the group on track and watch the time. Tuesday, 1/26: Sometimes as a shepherd you must lead ppl out …

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Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Week(s): January 11-22, 2016


Small Group Leadership TIPS of the past 2 weeks as Tweeted, posted on the Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. (Last week I taught a one-week “intensive” Small Group Ministry and Discipleship seminary class at Cincinnati Christian University, and the week before that I was buried in preparing for it, so I’m catching up now!) *     *     …

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