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4 Reasons Leaders Don’t Pray More for their Groups


Hands Praying

Praying leaders have faster growing groups.    That’s not just speculation or theory. It’s a fact backed by research. This morning, I read and nodded my head through Jim Egli’s newest post, “4 Reasons Why Praying Leaders Have Faster Growing Groups.” If you lead a small group or are a coach, ministry leader, or any kind of Christian leader, this …

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Small Group Leaders

4 Specific Things You Can Do to Make Your Group More Christ-Centered


Christ Centered

You may be familiar with this graphic that shows how to live a Christ-directed life. How could you apply this to your small group? Over more than 20 years of doing small group ministry, I’ve learned this: There are many skills and techniques you can learn to help you lead a good group. But nothing else even comes close to …

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Small Group Leaders

The Secrret Sauce to Awesome Small Group Meetings: the 3 Main Ingredients


Sauce Ingredients

Great small group meetings don’t just happen. They take careful preparation and the right ingredients. Here are the the three most essential elements in the recipe: 1. The Real Presence of God: Simply put, a group cannot be awesome without an AWE of the presence of God in your midst. Recognizing God’s presence with you leads naturally to worship. And …

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Leader's Heart-Overflow

The Brazil Cell-Church Conference: What I Learned … #3 – Burnout Is Universal


Robert Lay

Robert Lay, holding up my book, The Pocket Guide to Burnout-Free Small Group Leadership, translated into Portuguese Brazilian leaders deal with burnout. When I was first asked to speak on the topic of leader burnout in Brazil, I was surprised. Because of all the wonderful things I’ve heard about the Brazilian church, cells, and the people, not to mention the …

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The Brazil Cell-Church Conference: What I Learned … #2: Community Is Not All It Should Be (even in Brazil)


Brazil Conference

It’s been a couple weeks since returning from my trip to Brazil, training cell pastors and leaders at two conferences. Yesterday, I shared the first of some of my discoveries from my trip: Community Is a Way of Life in Brazil, and because of that cells fit into that culture. While I believe that’s true, I also noticed that the …

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10 Stupid Things That Are Keeping Your Small Group from Growing


10 Stupid Things that Keep Small Groups from Growing

Geoff Surratt, director of Exponential, wrote a book titled Ten Stupid Things That Keep Churches from Growing. Great title, so I, ummm, borrowed it. Here are what I believe are the top 10 stupid things that prevent groups from growing or doing anything truly worthwhile. Consuming. Groups who focus all their attention on themselves grow … fat. But they don’t grow …

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5 Surefire Ways to Screw Up a Small Group (Commitment and Small Groups Series #4)


All About Me

1. Make your group all about you. When you first looked for a small group, you may have done so in the same way you shopped for a new car or a new refrigerator. You looked for features you wanted, features like the right people, the right location, the right day or time, and the right kind of study or …

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External-Focus

Healthy Groups Are a Community for the Community


Some churches call their small groups that meet in homes “Community Groups.” I like that name for two important reasons: (1) the name reveals where authentic Christian community takes place and (2) it indicates that these groups are a primary vehicle for the church reaching into its community. Small groups are (or at least should be) places where friends are …

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How and When to Launch a Small Group: The Role of the Holy Spirit, Prayer, Laundry Rooms, Swimming Pools, and Game Nights


Right after Heidi and I got married, we moved into a forty-unit apartment building. We wanted to start a small group to reach out to the people who lived there who did not have a relationship with God, but we had no idea how to start one. So I asked Glen, a minister at the church we attended, how we …

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Why Jesus Isn’t Showing Up at Your Small Group Meetings


The most important member of your small group has not showed up for months. Others are attending. You’re studying the Bible. You’re having good enough discussions. You’re ending your meeting in prayer. What’s missing? Jesus is. He hasn’t been invited lately. I know, I know. In my last blog post, I said there’s no sense in inviting Jesus to your …

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