Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Week(s): January 11-22, 2016

Small Group Leadership TIPS of the past 2 weeks as Tweeted, posted on the Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. (Last week I taught a one-week “intensive” Small Group Ministry and Discipleship seminary class at Cincinnati Christian University, and the week before that I was buried in preparing for it, so I’m catching up now!)

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Monday, 1/11/2015: Seek deeper vulnerability, but allow members to say “pass.” #authentic #community
Tuesday, 1/12: Encourage one another DAILY. Real community is more than a once-a-week thing. #authenticity

Wednesday, 1/13: Provide safe places to confess your sins to one another – 1:1, same-gender subgroup… #authenticity

Friday, 1/15: After you ask question, wait full 6 seconds to give ppl time to respond. Thx, @micahodor

Monday, 1/18: Practice mutual discipleship. Encourage… Instruct… Admonish… Pray for… one another.

Tuesday, 1/19: Care for the ppl in the group God has given you, not b/c you must but b/c you’re willing. #1Peter5 

Wednesday, 1/20: What do you study next? Answer as a shepherd, not a TV network programmer. 

Thursday, 1/21: When you pray together, spend time thanking God for all the ways he has and is answering your prayers. 

Friday, 1/22: Ask 1 member to keep and share a prayer journal that lists requests and how God answers them.

All Small Group Leadership TIPS

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Author: Michael Mack

Michael Mack has been involved in small group ministry as a pastor, writer, trainer, and speaker for more than 25 years. He founded in 1995 and started Small Group Leadership in 2012. He became the 12th editor of Christian Standard magazine in 2017 and continues to speak in churches about small groups, discipleship, and leadership. He lives in Pewee Valley, Kentucky (just outside Louisville), with his wife Heidi. They have four young adult children. Michael enjoys mountain and road biking with a group of friends. See the "About Michael Mack" page under About Us for more about him.

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