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Small Group Leaders     Spiritual Life

Don’t Let the Sheep Lead the Flock!


Don't Let the Sheep Lead the Flock

God often takes us places we didn’t plan to go. As I got into my rental car in Louisville, Kentucky, to head out to The Groups Conference in Mattoon, Illinois, where I was speaking last weekend, I set the route I wanted to take in Google Maps and headed out. I was driving along the highway with the radio cranked …

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External-Focus     Small Group Leaders

The Small Group Mannequin Challenge


Small Group Mannequin Challenge

Small groups are taking the mannequin challenge. Many have been doing it for years. I admit, I don’t get the current #mannequinchallenge fad. I also admit that some of the videos are fun and creative. Here’s a short one as an example: This may be the latest cultural fad, but it’s nothing new for many small groups, and the church …

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Small Group Leaders

How a Healthy Small Group Prays: 5 Simple, Christ-Centered Practices


HOw a Healthy Small Group Prays

“How can I get people in my group to pray out loud?” “What can we do to go deeper in our prayer time?” “How do I keep our group engaged during prayer time? We spend more time sharing requests and stories than actually praying!” As I train and coach leaders, many of the questions I receive focus on small group …

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Ministry Leaders     Small Group Leaders

Idolatry in Small Groups: Warnings & Remedies


Idolatry in Small Groups

Small Group Ministry Leader, if you discovered that one of the small groups under your care was engaging in idol worship, what would you do? Small Group Leader, if your small group ministry leader came to you to warn you to stop worshiping idols, how would you respond? In both he Old and New Testaments, idol worship is strictly forbidden …

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TIPS

Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week: July 25-29, 2016


Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week

Here are the Small Group Leader TIPS for the last week as Tweeted, posted on our Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. Monday, July 25 Tuesday, July 26 Wednesday, July 27 Thursday, July 28 Friday, July 29 Go ahead: Tweet these (or post on your favorite social network, or just email them) to your followers! Or just …

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TIPS

Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Weeks for April 25 – May 6, 2016


Here are the last two weeks of Small Group Leader TIPS as Tweeted, posted on the Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. *     *     *     *     *     *     * Monday, 4/25: Be sure you are not in God’s way of working in your group’s or individual’s lives. Let God work. #ministry Tuesday, 4/26: In your meeting agenda, …

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TIPS

Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Weeks for April 11-22, 2016


Oops! I’m not sure how it happened, but last week’s TIPS never actually posted. So guess what? It’s BONUS WEEK! You get two week’s of Small Group Leader TIPS s Tweeted, posted on the Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn for the price of 1! *     *     *     *     *     *     * Monday, 4/11: Whenever you see …

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External-Focus

5 Vital Secrets for Getting Your Group to Invite Others


invitation

How do you get small group members to invite people to their groups? I spoke at +Greenwood Christian Church this past Saturday, particularly on the topic of moving small groups from good (comfortable, focused mostly internally) to great (costly, missional). We spent time talking about the importance of members inviting people into their groups as part of carrying out Christ’s …

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SG Models/Structure

Three Facts American Small Groups Can Learn From The Best Practices of Other Countries – Part 1: Guest Post by Ralph W. Neighbour


Ralph Neighbour

Over the years, I’ve had the privilege to partner with this week’s guest blogger in many different ways. I edited his book, Christ’s Basic Bodies, written and led training seminars for the ministry he founded (TOUCH Outreach Ministries), and interviewed him for my blog and other writing projects. Neighbour is one of the pioneers of the groups movement in America …

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TIPS

Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Week: December 21-25, 2015


Small Group Leadership TIPS of the past week as Tweeted, posted on the Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. *     *     *     *     *     *     * Monday, 12/21: Encourage every person in your group to pray every day for every other person in your group. #power Tuesday, 12/22: Call group members, especially those struggling thru this season. …

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