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Discipling     Small Group Leaders

The Need for Accountability in Groups


Accountability in Small Groups

GUEST POST by C.J. Stephens, Small Groups Minister at Northeast Christian Church, Louisville, Kentucky   I hear the stories over and over again. They vary in subtle ways, yet they’re always about that person in your group—the one who seems to have everything together. Their life is going perfectly. Their family is great. They are making more money than they …

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Small Group Leaders     Spiritual Life

Don’t Let the Sheep Lead the Flock!


Don't Let the Sheep Lead the Flock

God often takes us places we didn’t plan to go. As I got into my rental car in Louisville, Kentucky, to head out to The Groups Conference in Mattoon, Illinois, where I was speaking last weekend, I set the route I wanted to take in Google Maps and headed out. I was driving along the highway with the radio cranked …

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TIPS

Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week: Feb. 20-24, 2017


Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week

It’s Friday! That means we’re sharing our 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! #SmallGroupLeader #TIPoftheDay: A great SG leader is genuinely interested in group mbrs, especially their spiritual lives. — Small Grp Leadership (@michaelcmack) February 20, 2017 #SmallGroupLeader #TIPoftheDay: …

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Ministry Leaders

6 Must-Read Books for Small Group Ministry Leaders


Books for SG Ministry Leaders

I teach a “Small Group Ministry & Discipling” seminary class at Cincinnati Christian University that is designed for students who have an interest in starting or further developing a small group ministry in a local congregation. I selected the required textbooks for these leaders and emerging leaders to give them a mixture of adaptable philosophy, biblical values for discipleship in …

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Ministry Leaders

12 Crowd-Sourced Ideas to Get More People Involved in Your Groups


I participate in a huddle of small group and discipleship ministers in the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana region that discussed how to get more people involved in disciple-making groups. Here are 12 of their ideas. Many of these work well in combination with others. 1. Build a culture of authentic community in small groups in the church. Of course, the preaching minister/lead pastor …

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TIPS

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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Small Group Leaders     TIPS

Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week: July 18-22, 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, 7/18 Tuesday, 7/19 Wednesday, 7/20 Thursday, 7/21 Friday, 7/22   Go ahead: Tweet these (or post on your favorite social network, or just email them) to your followers! Or just share ALL of them …

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Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week for June 27 – July 15, 2016


Here are the Small Group Leader TIPS for the past three weeks as Tweeted, posted on our Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. Thanks for waiting while we updated to our new website!   Monday, 6/27: Tuesday, 6/28: Wednesday, 6/29: Thursday, 6/30:  Friday, 7/1:  Monday, 7/4: Tuesday, 7/5: Wednesday, 7/6: Thursday, 7/7: Friday, 7/8: Monday, 7/11: Tuesday, …

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Ministry Leaders     Small Group Leaders

Small Group Leadership – New & Improved


You may (or may not) have noticed I haven’t posted anything new on the blog for a couple weeks. It’s for a great reason: I’ve been working on a new & improved website, including a new hosting company, new platform, new mission statement, new logo, new tagline, easier to navigate pages and blog posts (all in one place), a new …

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TIPS

Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Week for June 20-24, 2016


Here are last week’s Small Group Leader TIPS as Tweeted, posted on our Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. *     *     *     *     *     *     *   Monday, 6/20: Often the best way to disciple ppl is to get them out of their comfort zones for Jesus. #countthecost Tuesday, 6/21: One of the best ways to build …

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