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20 “Bible Dialogue” Questions


20 Bible Dialogue Questions

Here’s a way you and your group can study the Bible without using a Bible-study guide. I developed these questions (some of which I picked up from other places) several years ago. Read a section of Scripture (a chapter, for instance) together as a group. Be creative. Read in the round (one verse or sentence at a time) or have …

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Training SG Leaders

Small Group Leader Summit – January 20


Small Group Leader Summit

I am privileged to lead the Small Group Leader Summit Saturday, January 20, from 9 AM to noon. The event will be held at First Church, Burlington, Kentucky, 6080 Camp Ernst Road, in Burlington, Kentucky 41005. SESSION 1: “Things Every Small Group Leader Needs to Know”: I will focus this session on how to avoid leader burnout, toward which small …

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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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Facilitating Discussion     Spiritual Life

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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Ministry Leaders     Small Group Leaders

A Great Small Group Is … (It may not be what you think)


A Great Small Group Is

Today I want to show you a way of small group life that is best of all. A great small group is patient and kind with one another. The members of a great small group are not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. In a great small group, people do not demand their own way.They seek God’s way. They …

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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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TIPS

Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week: Jan. 2-6, 2017


World's Greatest Small Group

This week’s TIPS come from my new book, World’s Greatest Small Group. Get your copy(ies) now for 20% off. Go HERE to get the discount code!  Small Group Leader TIP of the Day … from #worldSGrtest: https://t.co/bwjtn1hsYM #spiritualgifts pic.twitter.com/xMpht0BzkY — Small Grp Leadership (@michaelcmack) January 2, 2017 Small Group Leader TIP of the Day … from #worldSGrtest: https://t.co/bwjtn1hsYM #beanexample pic.twitter.com/h2dAxmk7Uz …

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TIPS

Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week: Dec. 5-9, 2016


Small Group Leader TIPs of the Week - Make Disciples

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 mission, making disciples, and Bible study. #SmallGroup #Leader TIP of the Day: #mission #gospel #SGLeadership pic.twitter.com/vlLKHhsgBQ — Small Grp Leadership (@michaelcmack) December 5, 2016 #SmallGroup #Leader TIP of the Day: …

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Discipling     Small Group Leaders

The 7 Indispensable Elements Necessary for People to Grow Spiritually in Your Small Group


7 Indispensable Elements for Growth

The following post is excerpted from my new eBook, Small Group Leader Toolbox. See more information about this resource at the end of this post. Just as a plant needs a number of specific elements in its environment in order to grow, Christians need at least 7 vital factors or influences to grow spiritually. Each of these plays a significant …

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Small Group Leaders

Small Group Clown Sightings


Small Group Clown Sightings

Clowns have been seen entering small group meetings. What do you do as a leader when this happens? Do what Jesus did. Jesus’ small group was full of clowns. Except for its leader, this leadership-training group seemed to lack any observable spiritual leadership potential. A bunch of oddball characters and mess ups. I can hear Jesus talking with the Father: …

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