4 Questionable Practices in Small Groups

4 Questionable Practices in Small Groups

In leading small groups and tracking trends over the last 25 years, I’ve done all kinds of things to recruit leaders and get people connected into groups. Some of those things, I had to apologize for. Others, I simply avoided from the start. While this post is not...
Traits of a Leader

Traits of a Leader

My husband and I lead a mentorship group for aspiring leaders in our church. We hand picked the leaders and taught them through practical example how to lead their small groups. But one member, at the end of one meeting said, “I don’t think I’m a leader. I always...
Small Group Ministry The “Right” Way

Small Group Ministry The “Right” Way

“You’ll know when you go.” Many years ago a popular local commercial for my Southern town’s newly transplanted NHL hockey team repeated this phrase in order to help encourage the college-basketball-obsessed, NASCAR-enthused sports fans to give hockey a try and go see...
Make The Most Of Your Group’s Time

Make The Most Of Your Group’s Time

Group meetings range from small Bible studies, mentoring, steering committees, to full congregation worship services. It’s important to be intentional with these meetings if you want to make the most of them. In order to make the most of time spent, you’ll...