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The Apostle Paul’s Top 21 Leadership Character Traits


Apotle Paul Leadership Traits

  Today in our men’s group we discussed Acts 20. As I read and prepared for our discussion, I noticed 21 character traits of the apostle Paul. Look over this list, and then take time to assess yourself as a leader. Which 3-5 of these are you doing well? Put a star next to these. Well done, good and faithful …

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Discipling     Small Group Leaders

How to Help Your Group Members Keep Growing and Growing


How to Help Your Group Members Keep Growing and Growing

How do you help maturing disciples to keep growing? Both the Bible and developmental psychology show that a natural next step for many of them is to step out and lead others. 1. The Bible, especially in Hebrews 5:11—6:1, assumes that a maturing follower of Jesus will eventually step out to lead others. How do you help group members to …

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Ministry Leaders

5 Great Gift-Giving Ideas to Celebrate Your Small Group Leaders This Christmas


As a small groups minister, each year at this time, I’d begin thinking about what gift I might give to my coaches and leaders to say thank you and to let them know how much I appreciate them. Here are a couple things I’ve learned over the years and a few ideas for you. Whatever you do, be sure your …

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Ministry Leaders

10 Tough Discipleship Questions Facing Every Small Group Minister


Yesterday, Rick Howerton posted what he believes are the “10 Discipleship Confusions Invading the Small Group World.” Rick and I think a lot alike, and I believe he “nailed it” with his characterization of many of the current trends in small groups ministry. Here’s my own summary of Rick’s post, and I’m talking particularly to church leaders and small group …

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Training SG Leaders

Question-Able Training: Six Tips for Training Small Group Leaders (or Anyone Else)


When training leaders, use the teachable moment when they are primed to learn. Students signal their readiness to learn with increased eye contact, alert body language, and – most importantly – with questions. Here are six tips for encouraging a questioning attitude in a training meeting. Model a questioning attitude. At the beginning of a training meeting, ask leaders specific …

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Small Group Leaders

Two Rocket Boosters That Will Propel Your Small Group to Accomplish Christ’s Mission


I’ve found two boosters that, when either is utilized separately, develops more authentic community, spiritual growth, accountability, a deeper prayer life, leader development, and multiplication. But when these two are used together, they turbocharge your group for carrying out Christ’s mission and bearing much fruit.  Share Leadership with a Core Team Never lead alone. Solo leadership leads to ineffectiveness, lack …

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Ministry Leaders     Small Group Leaders

Could Small Groups Survive Without Small Group Ministers?


Several years ago I was a part of a gathering of small group ministers from all over North America, and during one session I wondered what would happen if a terrorist attacked the hotel where we were staying. (Yeah, I’m a little ADD, but I’d rather think of myself as creative.) How would new leaders in these ministers’ churches be found …

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Ministry Leaders     Small Group Leaders

10 Simple Steps to Improve the Health of Your Group(s)


Healthy groups grow and multiply. Unhealthy groups are a strain on you as a leader and your whole ministry. I wrote Small Group Vital Signsout of my own experience as a small group minister assessing the health of our groups and then implementing a process for developing the health of our groups. This process helped our groups grow spiritually, numerically, …

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Ministry Leaders     Small Group Leaders

Top 20 Favorite Blog Posts of 2010


Here are my favorite 20 posts by some of my favorite bloggers last year. Tattoo Man, Brian Jones Enchi-fricken-ladas, Alan Danielson Burritos, John Eldridge Thou Shalt Offend Pharisees, Mark Batterson Form Without Presence, Scott Boren Potential = Purity, Mark Batterson Great Leaders Challenge “The King,” Scott Williams Christian Schwarz Got It Right, Randall Neighbour The Most Overrated Church Comment, Alan …

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Discipling

Peter Pan and Adam Sandler Christians


I just need to be fed. I love hearing people say this when they are very young followers of Christ. Babies need someone to feed them. My role and responsibility as a mature follower of Christ in the church (and by that, I mean the body of Christ, not an institution) is to help feed those babes in Christ. I despise hearing …

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