Ministry Leaders     Small Group Leaders

Top 10 Websites for Small Group Leaders – 2016


Here are the 10 best websites for small group leaders and ministry point leaders as judged solely by me, Michael Mack. Part of the mission of Small Group Leadership is to resource leaders—or, in this case, point you to some of the best resources—to help you carry out the mission God has given you. I not only use all these …

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TIPS

Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Weeks for April 11-22, 2016


Oops! I’m not sure how it happened, but last week’s TIPS never actually posted. So guess what? It’s BONUS WEEK! You get two week’s of Small Group Leader TIPS s Tweeted, posted on the Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn for the price of 1! *     *     *     *     *     *     * Monday, 4/11: Whenever you see …

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Training SG Leaders

Why a Small Group Director / Minister Brings in an “Expert” Trainer


GUEST BLOG by Kathy Stahlhut,  Director of Small Groups at Greenwood (Indiana) Christian Church. _______   At Greenwood Christian, we are constantly striving to improve our small group leader training. We know that with good coaching, leaders function at their highest capacity. As directors or ministers of small groups, we can only do so much. For a boost, at least …

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Spiritual Life

What to Do With Not Enough _____ (Money, Ability, Compassion, Faith …)


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What do you do when you don’t have enough? Not enough money to pay the bills. Not enough skills or experience for the job you want. Not enough patience or compassion to deal with, much less love, that person in your life. Not enough leadership abilities or knowledge to lead that group or ministry or church or organization. Not enough …

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TIPS

Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Week: April 4-8, 2016


Small Group Leadership TIPS of the past week as Tweeted, posted on the Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. *     *     *     *     *     *     * Monday, 4/4: No, your faith is NOT a private matter! Go public. Invite others into this community life with God. #love RT or ♥LIKE on Facebook Tuesday, 4/5:  Discuss: if a …

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External-Focus

10 Tips for Making Your Group Less Scary and More Welcoming to New People


You may not realize it, but visiting a small group for the first time can be intimidating. Here’s are 10 ways to make it easier for a new person to fit in. The first time I attended a small group meeting, I drove around the block several times before finally getting up the nerve to walk up to the door …

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TIPS

Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Week: March 28 – April 1, 2016


Small Group Leadership TIPS of the past week as Tweeted, posted on the Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. *     *     *     *     *     *     * Monday, 3/28: A shepherd-leader protects the flock. As terror against Christians increases, start w #prayer. RT or ♥LIKE on Facebook Tuesday, 3/29: Hand write a personal encouragement note to someone in your …

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Spiritual Life

The Day of Overflowing Compassion


Today is a Day of Overflowing Compassion. To fully understand what happened on this day, it helps to see Jesus’ attitudes, actions, and words before he was put on trial and went to the cross. Once, as he was walking through some towns with his followers, the Bible says that when he saw the crowds, Jesus had compassion on them, …

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TIPS

Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Week: March 21-25, 2016


Small Group Leadership TIPS of the past week as Tweeted, posted on the Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. *     *     *     *     *     *     *   This week’s Small Group Leader TIPS focus on #mission and particularly inviting people to your small group. Monday, 3/21: Dedicate part of every meeting to talking abt and praying for …

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External-Focus

5 Vital Secrets for Getting Your Group to Invite Others


invitation

How do you get small group members to invite people to their groups? I spoke at +Greenwood Christian Church this past Saturday, particularly on the topic of moving small groups from good (comfortable, focused mostly internally) to great (costly, missional). We spent time talking about the importance of members inviting people into their groups as part of carrying out Christ’s …

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