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Leadership TIPS of the Week: August 28—September 1, 2017


Leadership TIPS of the Week

I share these leadership TIPS each weekday on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to help equip ordinary people to lead extraordinary churches, groups, classes, ministries, businesses, teams, families . . . whatever you lead! Then I compile each week’s TIPS here on Fridays. Please share them with your friends. I’ve made it easy for you! #Leadership #TIPoftheDay: “You’re not living a …

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Small Group Leaders     Training SG Leaders

Today Is the Last Day!


Big Discounts for Small Group Leaders

I just sent a quick email to our list of Small Group Leadership email subscribers, letting them know our special discounts on purchases of World’s Greatest Small Group end today, August 31, 2017, and immediately, a small group ministry director at a church emailed me: “Boy, the summer has flown by. Thank you for reminding everyone to take advantage of …

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External-Focus     Spiritual Life

A Change in Citizenship


When you became a Christian, you took on a new citizenship. You no longer belong to this world. Your citizenship in now in the kingdom of heaven. Comparing non-Christians and Christians of his day, the apostle Paul commented, “Their mind is on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven” (Philippians 3:19-20). Being a citizen of heaven means a change …

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Leadership TIPS of the Week: August 21-25, 2017


Leadership TIPS of the Week

Healthy leaders seek to continue to learn and grow. That’s why I share these leadership TIPS each day on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Then I compile each week’s TIPS here on Fridays for you. I’m also trying to make them easy for you to share with your leader friends. #Leadership #TIPoftheDay: When your day turns dark, keep your eyes focused …

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External-Focus

The Ministry of a Bike Ride


Ministry of a Bike Ride

What makes church ministry ministry? In fact, what makes the church the church? I ride my bike each year in a couple charity events. In two weeks, on September 9, I’m riding with some of my cycling friends and a couple thousand others in the Bike to Beat Cancer here in Louisville. I’m planning to ride 100 miles to raise …

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Small Group Leaders     Training SG Leaders

What is a small group leader?


Let’s make sure we’re on the same page right from the beginning. Perhaps it will help to start by looking at some potential small group leaders to show what a small group leader is not. Hannah Hostess: A true small group leader is (or is becoming) more than a host or hostess who opens up his or her home to …

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TIPS

Leadership TIPS of the Week: August 14-18, 2017


Leadership TIPS of the Week

I have a secret. The leadership TIPS I write are not original with me. I’m not that wise. Ask my friends. Ask my kids! Almost all of these tips come as I spend time with God, especially as I read his Word. I’m amazed how many leadership principles can be found in Scripture. All we have to do is apply …

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Discipling     Small Group Leaders

Creating Authentic, Ground-breaking Communities


A big part of your role as a leader is to do everything you can to help develop an authentic, ground-breaking community! As a shepherd, what do you do to make this happen? Pray regularly for and with the members of your group. Keep in touch between meetings. Call, e-mail, visit. Accept everyone, regardless of personality differences. Author John Ortberg makes …

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Leadership TIPS of the Week: August 7-11, 2017


I write a new Leadership TIP each weekday to help leaders better serve in their vital role. Consider how you can practically use these tips as you lead your group, class, ministry, church, business, family … whatever you want to lead well. And please retweet or repost them so your friends and followers can benefit from them as well! #Leadership …

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Ministry Leaders     Small Group Leaders

Five Benefits from World’s Greatest Small Group


Janet Branham, director of small groups at Ward Church (Northville, Michigan), recently wrote to tell us how using World’s Greatest Small Group (WGSG) as a training tool for her small group leaders has benefited everyone involved: “I wanted to do something to encourage my leaders; I thought this might be some good summer reading for [them]. I also like the …

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