Home Tag Archives: shepherding (page 3)

Tag Archives: shepherding

Leader's Heart-Overflow

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 …

Continue Reading
6 Comments
Spiritual Life

7 Ways to Deal with Temptation from Proverbs 7


Today: Proverbs 7 Once again we are called to treasure and obey God’s Word. What happens when we don’t? We walk in darkness (v. 9) and fall into temptation. And when that temptation comes, we don’t have the godly wisdom to walk away from it. Whether it’s sexual sin or any other kind of sin, we will be seduced by it …

Continue Reading
No Comments
Curriculum

Dethrone These Top 10 Idols in Your Small Group!


The first commandment for small groups is this: “I am the Lord your God … you shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath . . .” (Exodus 20:2-4). How can your group live out this first and most fundamental …

Continue Reading
One Comment
Discipling

Are You Building Walls or People?


Are you being a good steward of your small group? I’ve written about this before in reference to how you are discipling and shepherding the group God has put under your care (1 Peter 5:2). That’s vital to leading a healthy small group. But there’s even more to it than that. How are you using all the gifts and abilities …

Continue Reading
No Comments
Leader's Heart-Overflow

2011: The Year of Relationships


On New Year’s Day of 2010, one year ago, I began a new practice that I’m continuing next year. I had read John Eldridge’s New Year’s Eve post about his annual practice of asking God for a theme for the coming year. Last year, I heard God say the word more. Since 2009 had been a very difficult year, that word really …

Continue Reading
No Comments
Discipling     Facilitating Discussion

Top 10 Ways to Take Your Small Group Deeper!


Subgroup into smaller groups of 2-4 for deeper sharing during application or prayer. Divide the sexes. Split up the men and women for portions of the study of for prayer and accountability. Meet between meetings. Guys or gals go out to breakfast or lunch together during the week. Get accountable. Ask some tough questions and expect people to share what’s …

Continue Reading
No Comments
Ministry Leaders     Small Group Leaders

How to Include and Love People with Special Needs in Small Groups


Special Needs Love

I received the following question from a fellow small groups director. It’s a great question and one most small group leaders have dealt with or will deal with. How do you handle special needs or even just very socially awkward (haven’t necessarily been diagnosed) adults in groups?  Our young adults group is doing great, but recently they’ve had many requests …

Continue Reading
2 Comments
Spiritual Life

Source of My Peace


Today’s Bible Passage: Micah 5 Scripture: “And he will be the source of our peace” (Micah 5:5). ObservationIn verse 2, Micah prophesied the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. Verse 3 reveals that the people would be abandoned to their enemies until his birth, which was fulfilled as the Jewish people came under Roman rule. Verse 4 shows the Messiah as …

Continue Reading
No Comments
Leader's Heart-Overflow

Don’t Point Fingers, Leader


Did you know that as a spiritual leader, God will hold you accountable for the spiritual condition of the people you lead? You are a steward of the leadership responsibilities and the people He has entrusted to you (1 Peter 5:2, 3) and you and I will someday give an account to Him (Matthew 25:19; see vv. 14-30 for the …

Continue Reading
No Comments
Discipling

Jesus’ Small Group Curriculum


What curriculum did Jesus use as He led His small group? That question seems absurd, at least to me. Jesus’ curriculum was life. He asked great questions and told great stories as He did life with His group. And so they learned how to live life as they observed Him and did life with Him. One of my favorite quotes …

Continue Reading
No Comments
Page 3 of 3123

CLICK HERE to get your print or Kindle copy(ies) or for more information!

Join our mailing list. Never miss new content!

Download the Introduction and Chapter 1 of Worlds Greatest Small Group.

Don't worry we don't spam

Recent Tweets

Archives

Post Authors