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Share Stories … Grow in Grace


Share Stories to Grow in Grace

Helping people in our churches, classes, and small groups understand and experience God’s grace is vital. What is the best way to teach and, better yet, experience this fundamental doctrine? Use stories, says Kyle Idleman. In a recent interview for CT Pastors, Kyle Rohane and Andrew Finch talked with Idleman, teaching pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky, about …

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Facilitating Discussion     TIPS

Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week: Dec. 26-30, 2016


SGL TIPS of the Week from Small Group Leader Toolbox

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. This week’s TIPS come from my new book, Small Group Leader TOOLBOX. Small Group Leader TIP of the Day: Cure for #Leader #Burnout. More from #SGLToolbox: https://t.co/DQRBehRLMN pic.twitter.com/owo5oA393m — Small Grp Leadership (@michaelcmack) December 26, …

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Facilitating Discussion     TIPS

Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week: Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, 2016


Small Group Leader TIPs of the Week - Facilitating Discussion & Prayer

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. This week’s TIPS focus on facilitating discussion and prayer. #SmallGroup #Leader #TIPoftheDay: #Prayer time is not an opportunity for #gossip! #SGLeadership pic.twitter.com/MuqeSpWzkR — Small Grp Leadership (@michaelcmack) November 28, 2016 #SmallGroup #Leader #TIPoftheDay: Be more …

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Facilitating Discussion     TIPS

Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week: Oct. 17-21, 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. This week’s TIPS focus on Facilitating Discussion, especially asking great questions. #SmallGroup #Leader #TIPoftheDay: Ask CONCISE #discussion #questions. #SGNetwork #facilitating #communication pic.twitter.com/DrljsrxryN — Small Grp Leadership (@michaelcmack) October 17, 2016 #SmallGroup #Leader #TIPoftheWeek: Ask CLEAR …

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Discipling     Facilitating Discussion

25 Tips for Dealing with Politics in Your Small Group


25 Tips for Dealing with Politics in Your Small Group

How do you discuss politics civilly in such a politically charged culture? Or should you even try? Your group members may debate whether you should even talk about politics in small group meetings. Some would maintain that this could fracture a good group. Here’s my take: your group should be a great place to discuss politics IF you handle it …

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Facilitating Discussion     TIPS

Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Week: February 15-19, 2016


Small Group Leadership TIPS of the past week as Tweeted, posted on the Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. *     *     *     *     *     *     * Monday, 2/15: Don’t be the small group answer man or woman. Let group members experience aha moments. Tuesday, 2/16: Become comfortable answering questions with, “I don’t know but let’s all find …

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Facilitating Discussion

The Challenge of Challenging People: 7 Keys to What Works


Pat Sikora

I’ve known today’s guest blogger for more years than either of us would care to admit. I first came across her material on small group leadership 20-some years ago when I was an editor at Standard Publishing, and we’ve partnered on several projects ever since. Today, Pat writes and speaks from her home base in California. She is the author …

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Facilitating Discussion

24 Icebreakers for a Small Group Christmas


24 Christmas Small Group Icebreakers

Here are 24 icebreaker questions and activities I’ve written over the years that you can choose from. (Tip: save or print this for future use!) How are you “lighting up” your home for Christmas? Who is in charge of the lights and other decorations? Any special traditions? ❄   ❄   ❄ What are your expectations this Christmas? What are …

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Facilitating Discussion

The Six Count: The Astonishing Yet Simple Secret to Leading Phenomenal Discussions


Micah Bodor

I’m a big fan of today’s guest blogger. I’ve known his dad, Kent Odor, who we affectionately call Small Group “Yoda,” for years, and he’s been a great encourager, mentor, friend, and coworker. His son Micah has the same kind of traits. Micah has made it a regular practice to sit in on workshops I’ve led at various events, and …

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Facilitating Discussion

The Differences Between a Teacher and a Facilitator… And Why This Matters


Howerton

GUEST POST by Rick Howerton, Discipleship & Small Group Specialist at LifeWay. Read Rick’s Blog. *     *     *     *     *     *     *     * Because the Bible is getting its rightful place in group life again, sometimes the term, “teacher,” is being used to describe the person leading the group’s Bible study time. If you’ve been around the small group world …

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