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Mission in Small Groups

Last week I blogged about adding mission and service to your small group. This week I’d like to look at some specific ways to add the missional ingredient to your group.

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Discipleship Triads or Quads

Discipleship triads or quads are made up of three or four people of the same gender who meet together weekly (preferably) to hold each other accountable for spiritual growth and transformation. No matter how triads or quads are designed, you’ll find these to be true...

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5 Keys to Finding More Leaders

If you're in charge of small groups at your church I believe you will find this helpful. I've had to learn these skills the hard way and they do work, believe me.

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Back to the Basics

It's the fall again when ministries tend to kick off. Here are some things to think about whether you are a member, leader or coordinator of small groups. I thought it would be valuable to recycle this article.

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Six Shifts in Small Group Ministry

In churches around the globe, a variety of shifts are occurring that are shaping the future of small groups. These shifts are next steps designed to meet the same goal of the community.

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A Better Small Group: The Value of Evaluation

Churches who have regular evaluation of staff and ministries are far more effective than those churches that don't evaluate. So if you want your small groups to be more effective as well as their leaders, evaluation is a must.

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I See Dead Groups

"Our small group just doesn’t have the energy it used to.” Maybe you’ve had this conversation with a leader. Maybe you’ve had a group yourself and wondered why it seemed stuck. Most of us have been there. What to do? 

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Can You Spare a Little Grace?

As the Small Group Point Person, it is your job to equip your Small Group Leaders to deal with group members who present special challenges. If not handled properly, an “E.G.R” (Extra Grace Required) can destroy the health (and attendance!) of a small group.

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Developing a Small Group Plan

Developing a small group plan is essential as you begin your ministry, or as you revise it along the way. Here are three simple questions to help you get started. 

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What Is a Small Group?

Most people who have been around a church for a while have a pretty good idea about what a small group is. Or do they? The following definition may give new understanding to the term “small group.”

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How Am I Doing, Coach?

However coaching is done, the most important thing it that it IS done for the sake developing healthy leaders and small groups. Here are a couple of proven conversational coaching methods.

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Lonely Little Petunia

Sometimes small groups or individuals might feel like they are "lonely little petunias in an onion patch". This longing may be the Holy Spirit’s nudging to shape small groups that exist not merely for the sake of experiencing community, but for the sake of participating in God’s redemptive plan. 

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