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Interview: Leadership Expert Deborah Ike on Leading Healthy Small Groups


Deborah Ike Leadership Interview Small Groups

I recently met Deborah Ike, who works with church leaders to help them grow their churches and create a life with healthy margins. She is the author of two books, Volunteer Management Toolkit-Church Edition and Protect the Vision: A Practical Guide to Church Risk Management, both available on her website: Velocity Ministry Management. After reading this interview, go check out …

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TIPS

Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week: August 8-12, 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. Small Group Leader TIP of the Day: Share roles w/ everyone #ownership #involvement #spirtualgifts pic.twitter.com/RFbeXNkzBi — Michael C. Mack (@michaelcmack) August 8, 2016 Small Group Leader TIP of the Day: Share leadership! #spiritual #numerical #growth …

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Ministry Leaders

How to Start Lots of New Groups That Continue and Multiply


The 12-step strategy can be summarized in 4 words: Focus short-term, plan long-term. Many people are reluctant to join a long-term group, especially with people they don’t already know. Perhaps this is why so many small group events and campaigns fail. But people will try a short-term group (four to six weeks, maximum) that meets a specific felt need. Once …

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TIPS

Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Week for May 16-20, 2016


Here are last week’s Small Group Leader TIPS as Tweeted, posted on the Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. *     *     *     *     *     *     * Monday, 5/16: “Admonish one another” is a command of Scripture. To grow spiritually, ppl sometimes need it. #toughlove Tuesday, 5/17: Call a group member or 2 today simply to encourage. Be …

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SG Coaching

Small Group Coaching & the 10-20-70 Model


As I coach and consult with small group point leaders and churches, I’m finding that coaching leaders is (still) a struggle for many. At the same time, I partner with several organizations that deal with coaching business leaders, and I’m applying what I’m learning in that environment to small group and church ministry. Over the next several posts, I’ll share …

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Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Week: February 22-26, 2016


Small Group Leadership TIPS of the past week as Tweeted, posted on the Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. *     *     *     *     *     *     * Monday, 2/22: Simple yet powerful. DDIY. Don’t Do It Yourself. Lead w/ God and share leadership with others. #DDIY Tuesday, 2/23: What got your small group here won’t get you there. Don’t …

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Leader's Heart-Overflow     Ministry Leaders

Finding FAST People


Joel Comiskey

GUEST POST by Joel Comiskey, Ph.D., president of www.joelcomiskeygroup.com. *     *     *     *     *     *     *     *   I really wanted John to replace me as the small group point person. He was knowledgeable, talented, friendly, and likable. He was a good friend and always positive. But he was the wrong guy. Why? He just wasn’t FAT. Or better, he …

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Discipling     Ministry Leaders

Is Your Small Group (or Church) Ready to Go Underground?


What will happen to the church and to small groups if (or when) it becomes illegal for Christian ministers to publicly hold up biblical values? What if your testimony became “hate speech”? These are the questions Francis Chan addresses in this three-and-a-half-minute video. The video, I believe, is actually misnamed. While politics is the backdrop of his comments here, Chan’s …

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Ministry Leaders     Small Group Leaders

10 Can’t-Miss Principles for Finding the WRONG Leaders


Help Wanted

Through my assessment of small groups as well as my experience leading groups and coaching other leaders, I’ve observed a direct correlation between leaders who hog leadership and groups that do not grow or multiply. Leaders who lead healthy, growing groups share leadership with two to three others … but not just any two or three others. I’ve seen leaders …

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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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