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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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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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Small Group Leaders     Spiritual Life

C.J. Stephens on Prayer in Group Life


Prayer in Group Life

Today’s guest blogger is C.J. Stephens, Small Groups Minister at Northeast Christian Church. Because I lead a Northeast small group, I receive C.J.’s monthly newsletter called “Leader Connect.” This past month, C.J. wrote about prayer in groups, an important topic for leaders, and I thought he hit the nail on the head.  GUEST POST by C.J. Stephens, Small Groups Minister …

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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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Ministry Leaders

Should We Shake Up Small Groups?


Goldfish Bowls

I was recently asked this question via email from a church leader in Canada: There has been some question in the past at our church about how long a group should be together. A thought had been to “shake” things up or break up groups on purpose and in doing so that it would help. My opinion is that it …

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TIPS

Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week for June 27 – July 15, 2016


Here are the Small Group Leader TIPS for the past three weeks as Tweeted, posted on our Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. Thanks for waiting while we updated to our new website!   Monday, 6/27: Tuesday, 6/28: Wednesday, 6/29: Thursday, 6/30:  Friday, 7/1:  Monday, 7/4: Tuesday, 7/5: Wednesday, 7/6: Thursday, 7/7: Friday, 7/8: Monday, 7/11: Tuesday, …

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Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Week for May 9-13, 2016


Here are the last week of Small Group Leader TIPS as Tweeted, posted on the Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. *     *     *     *     *     *     * Monday, 5/9: As you lead this week, try this: Lean not on your own understanding. Seek God and he’ll show you the way. Tuesday, 5/10: See not only what …

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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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Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Week: February 8-12, 2016


Small Group Leadership TIPS of the past week as Tweeted, posted on the Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. *     *     *     *     *     *     * Monday, 2/8: Focus your ldrshp on the Greatest Commandments: Love God; love people. Do these and you’ll be OK. Tuesday, 2/9: Allow God’s love and message to be so much a …

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Facilitating Discussion

When to “Call” on Individuals in a Small Group Meeting


Pointing Finger

I usually train leaders not to call on individual members during a small group meeting. Your goal is to promote discussion, not quiz members. I also don’t like putting group members on the spot. My goal is to create an atmosphere of genuineness, openness, vulnerability, and acceptance. I’m going for a free-flowing dialogue. I find that calling out specific people …

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