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Ministry Leaders

Should We Shake Up Small Groups?


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I was recently asked this question via email from a church leader in Canada: There has been some question in the past at our church about how long a group should be together. A thought had been to “shake” things up or break up groups on purpose and in doing so that it would help. My opinion is that it …

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Small Group Leaders

The Disgrace of Segregated Small Groups


Small groups can either divide us or bring reconciliation. We can’t deny that a level of racial divide exists in the U.S. (still) today. I’m not pointing fingers for who is responsible for this and I hope you don’t either. But I want to move beyond that fact and look at the state of our small groups. Are they places …

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Small Group Leaders

7 Biblical Questions to Assess the Level of Your Group’s Community


How is your group doing at restoring biblical community? Use these 7 questions in your group to help you answer that question. Ask your members to assess your group using a 1–5 scale, 1 being “not at all” and 5 being “100 percent.” Then discuss how you can grow as a group in each of these. Are we devoted to …

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TIPS

Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Week for June 20-24, 2016


Here are last week’s Small Group Leader TIPS as Tweeted, posted on our Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. *     *     *     *     *     *     *   Monday, 6/20: Often the best way to disciple ppl is to get them out of their comfort zones for Jesus. #countthecost Tuesday, 6/21: One of the best ways to build …

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External-Focus

The Secret to Open AND Authentic Groups


I recently read a tweet and blog post that assumes an either-or viewpoint toward small groups. You must choose, the author says, between being an open, outward-focused, welcoming, numerically growing group (or class) and living in authentic, accountable, abiding community. You can’t have it both ways. This often-repeated reasoning emerges from the idea that if a group desires to grow …

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Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Week for June 6-10, 2016


Here are last week’s Small Group Leader TIPS as Tweeted, posted on our Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. *     *     *     *     *     *     * Monday, 6/6: Encourage mbrs of your community to spend time in solitude w/ God. Each practice makes the other stronger. Tuesday, 6/7: Try different approaches to Bible study. e.g., Read various …

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TIPS

Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Week for May 30 – June 3, 2016


Here are this past week’s Small Group Leader TIPS as Tweeted, posted on our Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. *     *     *     *     *     *     * Monday, 5/30: You CAN go deep AND be open to new ppl. Everything doesn’t have to happen during the meeting! Tuesday, 5/31: Encourage daily Bible reading. If only time ppl …

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Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Week: April 4-8, 2016


Small Group Leadership TIPS of the past week as Tweeted, posted on the Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. *     *     *     *     *     *     * Monday, 4/4: No, your faith is NOT a private matter! Go public. Invite others into this community life with God. #love RT or ♥LIKE on Facebook Tuesday, 4/5:  Discuss: if a …

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External-Focus

Rock ‘n Roll Advice to Get Your Small Group Back Where You Belong


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Maybe you’ve never considered this, but Rock n’ Roll has provided small group leaders with quite a bit of wisdom. Over the last week, I’ve been posting #rocknrollwisdom as my Small Group Leadership TIPS of the week on Twitter, my Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and LinkedIn. The genesis of all real wisdom comes from the Creator, who uses all …

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Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Week: March 7-11, 2016


Small Group Leadership TIPS of the past week as Tweeted, posted on the Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. *     *     *     *     *     *     *   This week’s Small Group Leader TIPS focus on ideas for building authentic community. Monday, 3/7: Small Group Sleepover – Spend the night together at someone’s house, playing games, talking, etc. …

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