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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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Small Group Leaders

Commitment and Small Groups: You Can’t Have One without the Other

I’m starting a new blog series today about commitment and small groups, which is kind of ironic, in a way, because this is my first post of 2014. I’ll try to do better … I promise. What does it mean for a small group to be committed? I’ll address different levels and kinds of commitment in this series. Here are …

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The Importance of Looking Down the Trail

This morning I read a very good article about mountain biking skills on the International Mountain Bike Magazine web site that is a great illustration for leading a small group. An important skill in mountain biking is to look down the trail, past what’s right in front of you. When you look down the trail a ways, you can identify potential …

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Small Group Leaders

Healthy Groups Are Intentional

Today I came across a great blog post by DeAntwan Fitts, pastor of Peace Chapel in Los Angeles, titled “Five Stages of a Healthy Small Group.” Great post, and a very necessary part of what I’m discussing here. DeAntwan begins his post, Healthy small groups do not just happen. They are the result of the leader being INTENTIONAL about moving …

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