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Michael Mack Named Christian Standard Editor: What Does This Mean for Small Group Leadership?


New Role as Christian Standard Editor: What It Means to Small Group Leadership

In April I was named editor of Christian Standard magazine. (Read announcement here.) I am honored and humbled to be the 12th editor of this 151-year-old Christian-leadership journal. The July issue, the first for which I’m responsible, has been completely redesigned and repurposed, and it’s arriving in mailboxes of our subscribers today. We also uploaded it to our app yesterday. …

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TIPS

Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week: Feb. 27 – March 3, 2017


Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week as tweeted, posted on Facebook and LinkedIn

Friday means only one thing … the Small Group Leader TIPS of the week as Tweeted, posted on our Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. Use these tips in your ministry! Here they are: #SmallGroupLeader #TIPoftheDay: Make God-inspired, God-sized plans w/ SG, and watch God's purposes + power prevail! — Small Grp Leadership (@michaelcmack) February 27, 2017 …

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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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Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week: July 25-29, 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. Monday, July 25 Tuesday, July 26 Wednesday, July 27 Thursday, July 28 Friday, July 29 Go ahead: Tweet these (or post on your favorite social network, or just email them) to your followers! Or just …

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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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TIPS

Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Week: December 28, 2015 – January 1, 2016


Small Group Leadership TIPS of the past week as Tweeted, posted on the Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. *     *     *     *     *     *     * Monday, 12/28: Make God, not yourselves, the main character as you study his Word. #BibleStudy Tuesday, 12/29: Bible study = connecting God’s story to your stories. Don’t settle for either-or. #both-and …

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SG Models/Structure

What Are the Best Methods and Models for Small Group Ministry?


Methodology

As a coach and consultant, I’m often asked to talk about the right methods to achieve the goals and mission that the church wants to accomplish. Sometimes the questions sound more sanctified, as I’m asked about the most biblical methods. Other times the discussion forms around models, usually relating to the ones certain successful churches use. Methods and models often …

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Small Group Leaders

7 Ways Your Small Group Can Celebrate the Incarnation this Christmas Season – #6 & 7: Party and Plan


Small Group Christmas Party

Today I’m giving my last 2 of 7 ideas your group, class, or family can use to celebrate Christmas. See 1-5 here. Throw a Party The holidays are an excellent time for a party with a purpose. Be creative: make it a story party, where each person comes prepared to share a short story about a Christmas past; or have a …

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Leader's Heart-Overflow

The Brazil Cell-Church Conference: What I Learned … #5 – Go with the Flow


Boat

One of my favorite topics to speak on is the principle of overflow. In my training, I use a pitcher to represent God and everything that he wants to pour into us and a glass to represent our lives. I use this illustration to show that God does not simply fill our lives to the full (John 10:10), he fills …

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Small Group Leaders

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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