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A Great Small Group Is … (It may not be what you think)


A Great Small Group Is

Today I want to show you a way of small group life that is best of all. A great small group is patient and kind with one another. The members of a great small group are not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. In a great small group, people do not demand their own way.They seek God’s way. They …

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Spiritual Life

How to (and NOT to) Love your Trick-or-Treating Neighbors


Trick or Treat

What does it look like to “love your neighbor” on All Hallows’ Eve? This is one day of the year that many of your neighbors come to your house. So why not treat them with love rather than just candy? Maybe the best way to discuss how to love your neighbors today is to list a few ways not to …

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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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External-Focus

The Secret to Open AND Authentic Groups


I recently read a tweet and blog post that assumes an either-or viewpoint toward small groups. You must choose, the author says, between being an open, outward-focused, welcoming, numerically growing group (or class) and living in authentic, accountable, abiding community. You can’t have it both ways. This often-repeated reasoning emerges from the idea that if a group desires to grow …

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External-Focus

10 Tips for Making Your Group Less Scary and More Welcoming to New People


You may not realize it, but visiting a small group for the first time can be intimidating. Here’s are 10 ways to make it easier for a new person to fit in. The first time I attended a small group meeting, I drove around the block several times before finally getting up the nerve to walk up to the door …

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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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External-Focus

Rock ‘n Roll Advice to Get Your Small Group Back Where You Belong


advice

Maybe you’ve never considered this, but Rock n’ Roll has provided small group leaders with quite a bit of wisdom. Over the last week, I’ve been posting #rocknrollwisdom as my Small Group Leadership TIPS of the week on Twitter, my Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and LinkedIn. The genesis of all real wisdom comes from the Creator, who uses all …

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SG Models/Structure

Three Facts American Small Groups Can Learn From The Best Practices of Other Countries – Part 3: Guest Post by Ralph W. Neighbour


Growth Cycles

Today is part three of a three-part series by guest blogger, Dr. +Ralph Neighbour. Please see Part 1 here. See Part 2 here.  __________     FACT 3: OVERSEAS BODIES OF CHRIST HAVE HARVEST EVENTS   When we began to develop the Faith Community Baptist Church in Singapore, we threw away the traditional church calendar with all its programs. Our motto …

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SG Models/Structure

Three Facts American Small Groups Can Learn From The Best Practices of Other Countries – Part 2: Guest Post by Ralph W. Neighbour


Ralph Neighbour

Yesterday, we began a three-part series by guest blogger, Dr. +Ralph Neighbour.  Please see that post before reading this one.  __________   FACT 2: OVERSEAS BODIES OF CHRIST HAVE HARVEST FIELDS “As you look around right now, wouldn’t you say that in about four months it will be time to harvest? Well, I’m telling you to open your eyes and …

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TIPS

Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Week: February 29 – March 4, 2016


Small Group Leadership TIPS of the past week as Tweeted, posted on the Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. *     *     *     *     *     *     * Monday, 2/29: Lead your group for the glory of God (1 Cor. 10:31). Everything else will flow from that. Tuesday, 3/1: The Greatest Commandment is a command 4 your grp. How …

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