Leader's Heart-Overflow     Spiritual Life

Is It Well with YOUR Soul?


Soul

As a shepherd leader, you are undoubtedly concerned about those you lead. You care about their souls. You pay attention to their spiritual conditions and want to lead them deeper with God. At least I hope so. Being in a small group is—or should be—good for your soul as well. But I’ve found, through my own experience and from talking …

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TIPS

Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Week – 10/26-30/2015


Here are the Small Group Leadership TIPS of the past week as Tweeted, posted on the Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on  LinkedIn.  *     *     *     *     *     *     *     * Monday, 10/26:Never guess or make things up. Get used to saying, “I don’t …

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SG Models/Structure

Our Move to House Church—What We’ve Learned So Far


Randall Neighbour

GUEST POST by Randall Neighbour, randallneighbour.com. *     *     *     *     *     *     * In my last blog entry (click here to read) I shared that my wife and I felt led by God to start a house church with hopes it would grow into a network of house churches who have mid-week cell groups. What have we learned in the …

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Ministry Leaders

From Brick & Mortar to House Church—The Why


Randall Neighbour

GUEST POST by Randall Neighbour, randallneighbour.com. Randall Neighbour is more than just another group-life guru to me. He’s a friend whom I’ve partnered with in many ways. He and the organization he leads, TOUCH Outreach Ministries, has published five of my books. Back in the day, Randall asked me to lead training seminars in churches through the ministry. Randall constantly …

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Facilitating Discussion     TIPS

Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Week – 10/14-23/2015


A new feature of Small Group Leadership is a TIP of the Day that I Tweet, post on the Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and post on  LinkedIn each Monday through Friday. (Follow Mike and Small Group Leadership by clicking on any of these links or the icons in the “Connect with Mike” box in the right column.)  I will …

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Facilitating Discussion

The Funniest Thing that Ever Happened in My Small Group


Diverse Group People

Laughter is great medicine for the health of a group; the groups I’ve been involved in have laughed together a lot, most of the time at something I did or said. But I do remember one group meeting, more than 20 years ago. The group was a mix of mature (or at least long-time) followers of Jesus and several very …

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SG Models/Structure

Is Your Group System Like a Baby or a Loaf of Bread?


Allen White

What Giving up Control Taught Me about Effective Group Ministry GUEST POST by Allen White: http://allenwhite.org *     *     *     *     * I hear a lot of pastors debate the need for a quality experience at the expense of connecting and growing the vast majority of their congregations and their communities into their group system. I also hear the reverse of …

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Facilitating Discussion

When to “Call” on Individuals in a Small Group Meeting


Pointing Finger

I usually train leaders not to call on individual members during a small group meeting. Your goal is to promote discussion, not quiz members. I also don’t like putting group members on the spot. My goal is to create an atmosphere of genuineness, openness, vulnerability, and acceptance. I’m going for a free-flowing dialogue. I find that calling out specific people …

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Spiritual Life

Kim Davis: What Would Jesus Do?


Clerk Kim Davis

Like you, I’m reading and listening to people who don’t understand why a Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk is refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples based on her religious beliefs. This is a clash of worldviews. Some see their religious liberties being violated. Some see their rights, as upheld by the Supreme Court, being violated. Some see this as …

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Discipling     Ministry Leaders

Is Your Small Group (or Church) Ready to Go Underground?


What will happen to the church and to small groups if (or when) it becomes illegal for Christian ministers to publicly hold up biblical values? What if your testimony became “hate speech”? These are the questions Francis Chan addresses in this three-and-a-half-minute video. The video, I believe, is actually misnamed. While politics is the backdrop of his comments here, Chan’s …

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