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Ministry Leaders     Small Group Leaders

What Jon Ferguson Has to Say About Small Group Vital Signs


As the release of my newest book, Small Group Vital Signs draws very near, I’d like to share what some of my friends and partners in small groups ministry are saying about it. Over the next couple weeks I’ll share one or two of their thoughts about the book per day. I’d love to hear your input as well. You …

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Ministry Leaders     Small Group Leaders

Are You Measuring Outcomes or Inputs?


In his January 6 blog post, Alan Danielson writes about Measuring Outcomes: Is it Really the Right Approach? The question Alan poses and discusses is whether we should be focusing on inputs or outcomes. Outcomes are easier to measure, but, as Alan points out, they are in God’s control. Our job is to plant, water, cultivate, etc., but God makes …

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Small Group Leaders

What Are Your 2012 Small Group Resolutions?


Many of us are thinking about resolutions right now. 2012 is going to be different, we say. We’re going to lose that weight, get into shape, read some books, go somewhere, work on our marriage, become a better parent, … The 4th Vital Sign of a Healthy Small Group is that it is proactive with Goals and Plans. The healthiest …

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Small Group Leaders

Research Confirms It: The Vitality of Authentic Community (TED Talk with Brene Brown)


Donald Miller begins his blog today by saying, “So, according to researchers, if you want to be healthy you have to be in an environment where you are accepted and are free to have flaws.” This isn’t news to me. I’ve thrown my life into this belief. We need authentic connections to be wholehearted people. So why do so many …

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Spiritual Life

Brand-New Thing


If we’re not careful, we can read the Bible like a history book and see all the great things God has done in the past, but totally miss out on what God is doing right now in our midst. In the beginning of Isaiah 43 (and in many other passages in Isaiah), God recounts all the incredible, loving things he …

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Small Group Leaders

Bring Out the Best in Others in Your Group (Michael Sove on Sharing Leadership)


Today I read a good blog by Michael Sove on the Joel Comiskey Group website. Read the blog HERE. Michael wrote about sharing leadership with a core team as well as the vitality of sharing ownership with the whole group. He wrote: My group has come alive since praying in and incorporating a core team approach.  But don’t settle with …

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External-Focus     Training SG Leaders

Do small groups divide the church?


Back in December I blogged that healthy small groups are friends. (See post here.) I’m not sure why, but this has recently become the most popular post on this blog. It was picked up recently by ChurchLeaders.com (here), and Debra commented,  Small groups often divide the church into cliques. The group forms, bonds, and no new people stand a chance …

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