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External-Focus     Training SG Leaders

Do small groups divide the church?


Back in December I blogged that healthy small groups are friends. (See post here.) I’m not sure why, but this has recently become the most popular post on this blog. It was picked up recently by ChurchLeaders.com (here), and Debra commented,  Small groups often divide the church into cliques. The group forms, bonds, and no new people stand a chance …

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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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External-Focus

Healthy small group leaders are friends with non-Christ-followers


The attributes for healthy small group leaders includes many things. One that is not usually on the list but that I believe is vital is that they intentionally build and invest into friendships with folks who do not yet have a relationship with Christ. Small group leaders may or may not have the spiritual gift of evangelism, but they do …

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Discipling     Leader's Heart-Overflow

Solitude Before Community


“Why is it so important that solitude come before community? If we do not know we are the beloved sons and daughters of God, we’re going to expect someone in the community to make us feel that way. They cannot.” –Henri Nouwen  I’ve been blogging a short series about our inner life, discipleship, community, and ministry, inspired by Nouwen’s Spring …

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Discipling     SG Models/Structure

More Rethinking Our Small Group Model … Going Deeper


In Alan Danielson’s blog post today, he discusses “the most overrated church comment.” What is that comment? “I want to go deeper.” I totally agree, and I’d add a second, related comment: “I need to be fed.” I’ve heard both comments quite a bit. (People have even left our church and other churches, making these comments as they left.) Both comments …

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Discipling     External-Focus     Ministry Leaders

Small Group Charades


Tonight we began our small group meeting playing a game of charades as an icebreaker. Guys vs. girls. Girls won. Lots of laughing. Good times. Then we discussed three Scripture passages, looking at them to answer the question, “Why do we meet as a small group?” Read through these yourself, reflecting on that same question for your group: Hosea 6:6 …

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External-Focus

Hungry Small Groups


For those of you outside of Northeast Christian, we are now on Day 2 of a food challenge, eating just a small amount of rice and beans for lunch and dinner (and maybe 1 tortilla) and oatmeal for breakfast. We’re doing this as a church as an act of solidarity with those who live in the bottom economic half of …

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