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Hosts or Leaders: What Should We Call Our Volunteers?
Hosts or Leaders: What Should We Call Our Volunteers?
Take a look at what a simple word can communicate.
Guía de Orientación: Director de Grupos Pequeños
Guía de Orientación: Director de Grupos Pequeños
Recursos para la persona liderando el ministerio de grupos pequeños.
The Power of Vision
The Power of Vision
Articulate a clear vision for your ministry and see the amazing results.
What Was the New Testament Church Like?
What Was the New Testament Church Like?
Acts 2 house churches have a lot to teach today's small groups.
Starting Over from Scratch
Starting Over from Scratch
How we relaunched our small-group ministry
Resource Review: Starting Small
Resource Review: Starting Small
Gain a practical overview of small-group ministry.
Connect People into Meaningful Short-Term Groups
Connect People into Meaningful Short-Term Groups
Benefits of short-term groups and how to get the word out
Small-Group Ministry Trends for 2013
Small-Group Ministry Trends for 2013
What small-group leaders, coaches, directors, and pastors are talking about
Create a Compelling Vision
Create a Compelling Vision
Assess and revamp your current ministry vision, or create one from scratch.
Create a Realistic Vision
Create a Realistic Vision
Take your church's context, culture, and history into account.
Effectively Communicate About Your Ministry
Effectively Communicate About Your Ministry
Everything you need to get the word out about your ministry
Mental Illness Is Mainstream
Mental Illness Is Mainstream
We must help the one in four adults affected.
Why Small Groups Matter to Me
Why Small Groups Matter to Me
I've had a passion for small groups since my very first group.
Missional Small Groups
Missional Small Groups
Learn the benefits and how to make your group missional.
Leading Change
Leading Change
Gain true buy-in
Embodying Christ in Our Neighborhoods
Embodying Christ in Our Neighborhoods
What it means to be a missional small group
Making a Case for Small Groups
Making a Case for Small Groups
Gain practical tips for helping others understand the value of small groups
Improving Communication for Effective Small-Group Ministry
Improving Communication for Effective Small-Group Ministry
Communicate your message about small groups to church leaders, small-group leaders, and church members in a clear and compelling way.
Instill the Vision in Your Small-Group Leaders
Instill the Vision in Your Small-Group Leaders
Five tools to effectively communicate your vision
What Small Groups Are Really About
What Small Groups Are Really About
Realizing my small group is not about me
Do We Really Need Another Kick in the Pants?
Do We Really Need Another Kick in the Pants?
Why the American Church needs a new way
Resource Review: Connecting in Communities
Resource Review: Connecting in Communities
Eddie Mosley's new book is a welcome tool for pastors and church leaders.
Adding Small Groups to a Sunday-School Church
Adding Small Groups to a Sunday-School Church
Patience, prayer, and planning are vital when taking such a big step.
And the Walls Came Tumbling Down
And the Walls Came Tumbling Down
Breaking down the barriers to in-house video promos and testimonials
A Body with No Head
A Body with No Head
Have churches and small groups replaced the incomparable Christ with something safer and smaller?
The Benefits of Small Groups in Smaller Churches
The Benefits of Small Groups in Smaller Churches
Exploring the power of accountability, forward momentum, and missional identity
The Problem with American Small Groups
A sobering look at small groups in our own backyards
Crafting a Vision for Community
Crafting a Vision for Community
Here's what Clint Eastwood and Rambo were missing.
Small Groups and the Missional Renaissance (pt. 2)
Small Groups and the Missional Renaissance (pt. 2)
What is God doing through the missional church, and how do small groups fit in?
Small Groups and the Missional Renaissance (pt. 1)
Small Groups and the Missional Renaissance (pt. 1)
What is God doing through the missional church, and how do small groups fit in?
Casting a Vision for Small Groups
Casting a Vision for Small Groups
Use these step-by-step resources to successfully spread the word in your church.
Best Church Practices: Small-Group Covenants
Best Church Practices: Small-Group Covenants
Use these sample forms or adapt them for the specific needs of your group.
Casting a Vision for Group Multiplication
Casting a Vision for Group Multiplication
Practical advice for shifting the culture and focus of your ministry
Best Church Practices: Small-Group Job Descriptions
Best Church Practices: Small-Group Job Descriptions
Save yourself some time by modifying these job descriptions for small-group roles.
What's the Best Way to Launch New Small Groups?
What's the Best Way to Launch New Small Groups?
The answer lies in which set of problems you are most willing to endure.
Best Church Practices: Small-Group Ministry
Best Church Practices: Small-Group Ministry
Resources and forms to help you with the administration of small groups
Building a Culture of Discipleship
Building a Culture of Discipleship
Encourage your entire congregation to grow spiritually as a community.
The Saddleback Small Group Difference
The Saddleback Small Group Difference
The core philosophy of the Purpose-Driven Small Groups movement
Sample Form: Church-Wide Announcement for Small Groups
Sample Form: Church-Wide Announcement for Small Groups
Adapt this sample form to announce and promote small groups in your church.
Turning Our Group Inside Out
The evolution of an outreach-focused small group
Effective Turbo Groups
Effective Turbo Groups
Learn about this method of training several new group leaders at once.
Where the Divorced Get More than Sympathy
Where the Divorced Get More than Sympathy
An innovative small-groups ministry for a neglected group of people
The Emerging Church and Small Groups
What does the future hold?
The Emerging, Relational Way of Being the Church
On The Relational Way by Scott Boren
Key Principles for Relaunching
Determine if your small-group ministry needs to be relaunched and how to do it well if it does.
Holistic Small Groups
What is a holistic small group?
Holistic Small Group Ministries: Goodbye to Ho-Hum
Healthy churches have very definite ideas about why they do what they do and what they are trying to communicate and accomplish.
The Launch
Use these five steps to launch a successful ministry.
Support Groups May Be Worth the Trouble
A church needs to carefully consider the risks and benefits before launching a group.
Alcoholics In The Church
The initiative of some church members led to amazing results.
Grouping People Outside The Church
What if we trained leaders to start small groups among those who do not yet know Christ?
Drawing Men Into Small Groups
Learn how to develop small groups that will be effective with men.
Bridge to a Place Called Home
How one ministry partners with churches to put the homeless back on their feet.
Disciple-Making Small Groups
Effective, disciple-making small groups marry mission and values.
How to Start an Accountability Group
Practical instruction on how to get an accountability group going and why it is important.
Gift-based Groups as a Catalyst for Life Change
A small group ministry is a powerful means of unleashing the power of your congregation's spiritual gifts.
Small Groups Simply Don’t Work
Small groups are not a program, a growth strategy, or an alternative to Sunday School
The Goal is Not to Get People into Groups
We cannot presume that we are supposed to connect 100% of our congregation with other members of our congregation.
Missionally-focused vs. Need-based
People are not inspired to get involved when small groups are promoted as something that fills a personal need.
The Myths of Evangelism vs. Community
How small group community and mission fit together
Outreach Small Groups in the Church
One of the best arenas for outreach is the small group.
If You Invite Them, They Will Come
What do you have to lose?
Taking the Church to the People
he church must move from being the inviting church to becoming the invading church.
Expanding the Neighborhood through Small Groups
How do we minister to neighborhoods that are so diverse?
Reach Out and Touch People…Right Where They Live
I was just looking to care for an ailing member, but God opened the door to something much bigger.
Healthy Small Group
We had to figure out what "healthy small group" meant, how to identify it, and how to foster healthy growth.
Open to the Talent Within
What one senior pastor from a small-sized church learned as he prayed for his small-group ministry to flourish.
The Best Ways to Sustain Your New Small Groups--Part 2
Keep groups going after the 40 days of purpose.
Getting from A to C
A case study of the Coffee Shop Connection, a small group outreach for people seeking God who are skeptical about traditional venues like the local Christian church.
The Story of a Relationship-based Church
A case study of Harvest, a relationship-based church.
Getting into the FLOW of Small Groups
A case study of a Midwestern church that, as it grew, was looking for a way that could make the church smaller as it became larger.
The Best Ways to Sustain Your New Small Groups--Part 1
Keep groups going after the 40 days of purpose.
Adopt Your Local Teachers
How one act of kindness made a big difference.
Old But Not Worthless
An elderly woman embraces the call to minister to others in her nursing home.
The Father's Heart for Others
The love a small group showed for a woman going through cancer is opening her to God's love for her.
The Call From The Holy Spirit
God has ways he wants to use us if we are willing to follow his leading.
Why So Many House Churches?
People are choosing to gather outside of the traditional church setting, and they're creating community in their homes.
House Churches, G-12, and Some Implications for the Future
Why are cells replacing, not just augmenting many congregations?
Taking Their Faith to the Streets
A small group's one-time mission project turns into a ministry.
ABC: The Building Blocks of Community
It may take guts, but Authentic Biblical Community is something to strive for.
Champion Your Small Group's Purpose
Make the most of 40 days of purpose.
Escaping the Pigeon Hole
Move your church to being a church of small groups.
Give Visitors a Reason to Join
Be aware of the things that keep visitors from returning.
Aim High
How to make youth ministry really work.
Christ Fellowship "Huddles Up" and Watches Their Small Groups Explode
How the 40 days of purpose led to an explosion of small groups at one church.
Discovering Community
How God solidified and expanded one church's vision for small groups.
Face to Face Community Groups
Our hope was to get out into the world with the good news of Jesus.
A Taste of the Coffee Shop Church
Our solution to reaching the 20-something age group.
How Long Should Small Groups Meet?
What to consider when launching a group.
Identity Crisis
In an age where so many different models are available, many churches find themselves confused.
Betting the Farm on Small Groups
The reason for making a move to being a cell church is not that it is easier, but because it will be more effective.
Using Midsize Groups to Incubate Small Groups
Develop the idea of small groups among your congregation.
Just The Two Of Us
Why my husband and I started our own small group.
A Church OF Small Groups
We focus on 5 core values: upward, inward, outward, forward, and onward.
A Church IS Small Groups
Cell churches are churches based on a clustering of believers, rather than the assembly of all its members.
How to Have a Successful Children's Group Time
If you're struggling with where to start with a children's small group time, here are a few suggestions.
Small Group Missions Here and Now
We in the small group movement have an incredible opportunity to practice missions right here in the U.S.
Make Disciples of All Cultures
What will it take for our churches to become disciple-making churches?
A Christmas Gift of Love
With an empty pocket book but a full heart, I began to think of what I could give those I love during the Christmas season.
Ideas for Reaching Out
Some tangible works you can do to serve your neighbors for Christ.
Focus on Recovery
Recovery ministries can be an excellent outreach to the community.
On the Road of Recovery
How a group helped me heal my wounds.
Reach Out With Recovery
Recovery groups are powerful tools for meeting needs.
Caroling and Candy Canes
Help spread the word for your church's holiday service.
The Lighthouse
How a lighthouse event transformed Halloween for one community.
Praying House by House
Prayer walks can be a powerful evangelism tool for cell groups.
Prayer Walking
I wanted to drop a few pounds; I also wanted to pray for my neighbors.
Why Small Groups for Youth?
Teenagers are facing immense pressure; small groups can help.
Small Groups Led by Youth
How we started small groups for our youth, led by our youth
Intergenerational Teamwork
A father-daughter team worked together to reach the local youth, with lasting results.
Small Groups: Where Teens Belong
How to start and maintain a small group ministry for teens
In Our Own Backyards
During the summer, we took the gospel to people in our own backyards—literally.
Make Your Cell Meeting Visitor-Friendly
Make a visitor's first time at your cell group as comfortable as possible.
Evangelism Projects
Top 10 worst servant evangelism projects for your group.
Come and See
The VBS Jamboree gave us a chance to share the gospel with both the kids and their parents.
Keeping Our Promises Together
How one church started a Promise Keepers accountability group.
Building Groups or Making Disciples? Part 3
Models for intentional discipleship in a small groups church, focusing on open group membership coupled with one-on-one mentoring.
Four Ways to Introduce Worship
It doesn't just have to be music.
Small Group Communion?
Is Communion only for Sunday mornings?
How We Reached Our Neighbors and Launched an Investigative Study
It's true: people don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
Blessed to Be a Blessing
How to maintain the focus on evangelism within your group.
Reaching Neighbors with Jesus
How to use the Jesus video in your neighborhood.