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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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Discipling     Small Group Leaders

The Need for Accountability in Groups


Accountability in Small Groups

GUEST POST by C.J. Stephens, Small Groups Minister at Northeast Christian Church, Louisville, Kentucky   I hear the stories over and over again. They vary in subtle ways, yet they’re always about that person in your group—the one who seems to have everything together. Their life is going perfectly. Their family is great. They are making more money than they …

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TIPS

Leadership TIPS of the Week: June 12-16, 2017


Leadership TIPS of the Week - July 12-16. 2017

Here are this week’s all new Leadership TIPS … for all kinds of spiritual leaders. Each day this week, we Tweeted them, posted them on our Facebook page, and posted them on LinkedIn. Use these tips in your ministry. Retweet or repost them to your friends and followers! #Leadership #TIPoftheDay: Ask yourself, “Why has God entrusted me w/ leadership? What …

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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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TIPS

Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week: Nov. 7-11, 2016


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. This week’s TIPS focus on building healthy authentic community / unity even in a political environment. Small Group Leader TIP of the Day: #politics #election2016 #unity #JesusforKing #SGLeadership pic.twitter.com/acq0nKIbsU — Small Grp Leadership (@michaelcmack) November …

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Discipling     Facilitating Discussion

25 Tips for Dealing with Politics in Your Small Group


25 Tips for Dealing with Politics in Your Small Group

How do you discuss politics civilly in such a politically charged culture? Or should you even try? Your group members may debate whether you should even talk about politics in small group meetings. Some would maintain that this could fracture a good group. Here’s my take: your group should be a great place to discuss politics IF you handle it …

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Small Group Leaders

Small Group Clown Sightings


Small Group Clown Sightings

Clowns have been seen entering small group meetings. What do you do as a leader when this happens? Do what Jesus did. Jesus’ small group was full of clowns. Except for its leader, this leadership-training group seemed to lack any observable spiritual leadership potential. A bunch of oddball characters and mess ups. I can hear Jesus talking with the Father: …

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Ministry Leaders

Should We Shake Up Small Groups?


Goldfish Bowls

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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Spiritual Life

3 Ways to Deal with Your Stressors Today: Encouragement Letter


My wife, Heidi, has struggled with several stressors in her life this week. So, this morning I sent her a quick email of encouragement. Later I realized that many others may also need encouragement today. Hope this helps: Take time to recognize Jesus’ presence with you; he’ll be with you through every single thing you do today. He is present …

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