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Discipling     Small Group Leaders

The 7 Indispensable Elements Necessary for People to Grow Spiritually in Your Small Group


7 Indispensable Elements for Growth

The following post is excerpted from my new eBook, Small Group Leader Toolbox. See more information about this resource at the end of this post. Just as a plant needs a number of specific elements in its environment in order to grow, Christians need at least 7 vital factors or influences to grow spiritually. Each of these plays a significant …

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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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Discipling     TIPS

Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week: August 22-26, 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. This week’s TIPS focus on discipleship in small groups. Small Group Leader TIP of the Day: The goal is #Christlikeness. #discipleship pic.twitter.com/pApLNoZZPa — Michael C. Mack (@michaelcmack) August 22, 2016 Small Group Leader TIP of …

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Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week: August 15-19, 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: In group #discussion, God always gets the final Word. pic.twitter.com/nICWG5dkve — Michael C. Mack (@michaelcmack) August 15, 2016 Small Group Leader TIP of the Day: Play catch …

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Ministry Leaders

12 Crowd-Sourced Ideas to Get More People Involved in Your Groups


I participate in a huddle of small group and discipleship ministers in the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana region that discussed how to get more people involved in disciple-making groups. Here are 12 of their ideas. Many of these work well in combination with others. 1. Build a culture of authentic community in small groups in the church. Of course, the preaching minister/lead pastor …

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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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Ministry Leaders     Small Group Leaders

Are Small Groups Deceiving Themselves?


Are Small Groups Deceiving Themselves?

What are the purposes of vision and mission statements? Are they important? Should a small group have vision and mission statements? I’ll answer those questions in a moment. But first I’d like to share a series of mission-related tweets I posted a couple days ago: All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore stay on …

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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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Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Week for June 13-17, 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, 6/13: Pray as a grp this week for everyone affected by the #OrlandoShooting. #Love Tuesday, 6/14: This week make it a point to mourn with those who mourn (Ro. …

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