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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

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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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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