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Discipling

Are You Building Walls or People?


Are you being a good steward of your small group? I’ve written about this before in reference to how you are discipling and shepherding the group God has put under your care (1 Peter 5:2). That’s vital to leading a healthy small group. But there’s even more to it than that. How are you using all the gifts and abilities …

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Spiritual Life

Just need to be fed? Grow up!


Tomorrow our family will gather, like most of yours, to celebrate Thanksgiving. I’ll be giving thanks for many things this year, but one of the tops is for my kids. I’m particularly thankful that not one of my kids will ask me to cut up their turkey for them or feed them their cranberry sauce tomorrow. In fact, the girls …

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Curriculum     Ministry Leaders

Resources for Healthy Small Groups


I write and talk a lot about healthy small groups. (To see my blogs on the topic, click here.) To review, the seven hallmarks of a healthy group are: Christ-Centered Healthy, Growing Leader Core Team Goals & Plans Authentic Biblical Community Serving Others Disciple-Making The result or “fruit” of a healthy group is a group that is: Growing, Reaching Out, and …

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Small Group Leaders

A Sense of Us


There are some biblical principles that are as true for small groups as for marriages, teams, partnerships, or any kind of enterprise where two or more are involved. One of the most important principles is “a Sense of Us.” A Sense of Us means … Us is always more important than me. Us always makes me better. There is no …

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Discipling

Training Group Members


I saw this video recently on Alan Danielson’s YouTube page and it got me thinking about training small group participants how to be productive members of a healthy, growing group. (By the way, if you’ve never read it, check out Alan’s Triple-Threat Leadership blog here.) How would you help your group members live in authentic community? One thing I occasionally do …

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Discipling

Help Your Group See What God Wants Them to Be


God gives his people a vision of what he wants us to become. This vision has not changed for thousands of years: You know how I brought you to myself and carried you on eagle’s wings. Now if you will obey me and keep my covenant, you will be my own special treasure from among all the nations of the …

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Small Group Leaders

5 Ships Every Small Group Needs


A healthy small group needs 5 ships to carry out its mission: Fellowship: This one’s the flagship. A group needs authentic Christ-centered community to be healthy. But how do you get there? The other 4 ships flank and reinforce the flagship.. Ownership: Share ownership of the group by making sure every member of the crew has a role in the group. …

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Small Group Leaders

Small Group Roles


In my last post on January 27, I wrote about the difference between sharing ownership with the whole group and sharing leadership with a Core Team. As Alyssa Dourte suggested in her comment to that post, sharing ownership is a great way to prepare some group members for eventual Core Team leadership. I’ve shared why every group participant should have a …

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Small Group Leaders

Share Ownership, Share Leadership


Share Leadership - Ownership

Like to know one of the biggest secrets to leading a healthy, vibrant, life-changing small group? Last year, our survey of Life Group Leaders showed that groups who shared leadership as a Core Team were much stronger in all the other areas of group health. Having a Core Team is one of the “Seven Signs of a Healthy Small Group”: …

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