Small Group Leaders

To Be Known


What do you want to be known for? Think about this for a moment before reading on. What do you want people to say about you when you die? What do you want written in your obituary? I would have responded differently to that question at different stages of my life. As a kid growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio, I …

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TIPS

Leadership TIPS of the Week: October 16-20, 2017


Leadership TIP of the Week

I usually share these TIPS from my Twitter profile, but today I’m mixing it up! Here are the Leadership TIPS I posted this past week on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Please share them with your friends! #Leadership #TIPoftheDay: You’ve succeeded as a leader when you’ve turned followers into fellow leaders. #reproduce — Michael C. Mack (@michaelcmack) October 17, 2017 #Leadership …

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Small Group Leaders

The Group Is God’s, Not Yours


I often take a break from my work here at my home office to walk back in my woods. I call them mine because of the amount of time I’ve spent working back there, even though they technically belong to the county. I’ve blazed a walking and mountain-bike trail through the woods, complete with log jumps, ramps, and other adventures. …

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Leadership TIPS of the Week: October 9-13, 2017


Leadership TIPS of the Week

Where do these daily leadership tips come from? They are definitely not of my own imagination. They usually come to me as I spend time with God each day in his Word and in prayer. More times than not they seem like “interruptions” in my time with the Father. But I see them more as an overflow of abiding in …

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Discipling     Spiritual Life

Safe or Dangerous?


One morning on the Christian radio station I usually listen to, a local pastor of the “church of the week” talked about the nature of the church. He said the teens from his congregation had written essays about the church, and all of them used the word safe in their descriptions. The pastor went on to say that this is …

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Leadership TIPS of the Week: October 2-6, 2017


Leadership TIPS of the Week

John F. Kennedy said, “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” Leaders are continuous learners, which is why I share these leadership TIPS each weekday. Here’s what I posted this past week on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Please share them with your friends! #Leadership #TIPoftheDay: Look for opportunities to ask your team/group to tell their stories. #Connect #Know #Relate — …

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Ministry Leaders     Small Group Leaders

Life in all its fullness


Life to the full, the abundant life, more and better life than you’ve ever dreamed of, everything you need. These are the ways different Bible versions say the same thing. You cannot lead a small group to experience the fullness of God’s love and grace unless you are experiencing it yourself. In Matthew 11:28-30, Jesus presents three ways to respond …

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Leadership TIPS of the Week: September 25-29, 2017


Leadership TIPS of the Week - Sept. 25-29, 2017

It’s National Coffee Day! So, grab a cup of your favorite joe and check out our leadership TIPS of the past week. Here’s what I posted on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Please share them with your friends! #Leadership #TIPoftheDay: Great leadership at its core is relational, and it begins with your #relationship with God. — Michael C. Mack (@michaelcmack) September …

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Leadership TIPS of the Week: September 18-22, 2017


Leadership TIPS of the Week

Thank goodness it’s Friday, the day I share all the leadership TIPS I posted this past week on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Please share them with your friends! #Leadership #TIPoftheDay: Go ahead. Think about goals. Imagine. Ask God. Then plan bigger. He can do immeasurably more. — Michael C. Mack (@michaelcmack) September 18, 2017 #Leadership #TIPoftheDay: The most significant thing …

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Small Group Leaders

Teamwork Drills


I have loved coaching kid’s sports teams, especially basketball. One of the most rewarding parts of coaching for me is taking a rag-tag group of kids who don’t know one another at the beginning of a season and turning them into a team—a team that works together as one, each using his unique abilities for the good of the whole. …

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