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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TIPS

Leadership TIPS of the Week: September 11-15, 2017


Leadership TIPS of the Week

My mission is to help equip ordinary people to lead extraordinary churches, groups, classes, ministries, businesses, teams, families . . . whatever you lead! To that end, I share these leadership TIPS each weekday on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Then I compile each week’s TIPS from Twitter here on Fridays. Please share them with your friends. I’ve made it easy …

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Ministry Leaders     Small Group Leaders

Appointed, Not Recruited


Leading a small group (or anything else in the church) comes out of an assignment or appointment from God. This is critical and foundational to Christian leadership. When someone recruits you to a job that you are not called to, it’s easy to throw in the towel when the going gets tough. Are you a small group leader because someone …

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TIPS

Leadership TIPS of the Week: September 4-8, 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: Great leaders think about …

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Small Group Leaders     Spiritual Life

Stand in Faith


Jesus knew what it was like to face trials in life. The writer of Hebrews reminds us that he is not “unable to empathize with our weaknesses” (4:15). He faced temptations in the desert at the beginning of his ministry and trials in the Garden and at the Cross at the end of it. In the middle, he had to …

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TIPS

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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