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5 Summer Strategies for Small Groups
5 Summer Strategies for Small Groups
Preserve group strength and cohesion during the summer.
Plan Your Small Group Summer Missions
Plan Your Small Group Summer Missions
Make an impact that lasts for more than just a summer.
How I Changed My Mind About Metrics
How I Changed My Mind About Metrics
Numbers used to drive me crazy, but now I depend on them to minister well.
Small-Group Ministry Metrics
Small-Group Ministry Metrics
Measure what matters.
3 Ideas to Prepare Your Small-Group Ministry for Summer
3 Ideas to Prepare Your Small-Group Ministry for Summer
Before the summer months hit, make some plans for your small groups.
Organize Your Ministry
Organize Your Ministry
The right structure will allow your ministry to thrive and grow.
Hungry for Transformation
Hungry for Transformation
Ruth Barton shares what it takes to experience life change in small groups
Small-Group Ministry Events on a Budget
Small-Group Ministry Events on a Budget
Launch groups, train leaders, and show appreciation without breaking the bank.
How to Stretch Your Dollar for Small-Group Curriculum
How to Stretch Your Dollar for Small-Group Curriculum
Great Bible studies can be expensive, but they don't have to be.
Four Tips for Effective Delegation
Four Tips for Effective Delegation
Save your sanity and strengthen your ministry by delegating well.
How to Pray for Your Small-Group Ministry
How to Pray for Your Small-Group Ministry
Head to battle with the appropriate spiritual weapons.
5 Ways to Invest in Your Small-Group Ministry This Summer
5 Ways to Invest in Your Small-Group Ministry This Summer
Now is the time to build up your ministry for a strong fall launch.
Longing for More from Small Groups
Longing for More from Small Groups
Ruth Haley Barton explains how to experience transforming community.
Beyond Good Small-Group Meetings
Beyond Good Small-Group Meetings
A review of M. Scott Boren's 'Leading Small Groups in the Way of Jesus'
Maximize Your Time for a Thriving Small-Group Ministry
Maximize Your Time for a Thriving Small-Group Ministry
Learn how to do more with less time.
3 Resources to Use Right Away in 2017
3 Resources to Use Right Away in 2017
Start strong with small groups in the new year.
Successful Discipleship in Small Groups
Successful Discipleship in Small Groups
Proven ways to develop mature disciples
Resource Review: Transformational Groups
Resource Review: Transformational Groups
Research proves that small groups can lead to transformation.
Healthy Ministries Effectively Communicate with Group Leaders
Healthy Ministries Effectively Communicate with Group Leaders
Multiple ways to keep your leaders in the loop
Resource Review: STIR
Resource Review: STIR
An excellent resource for engaging in discipleship through small groups
Top 10 Resources of 2013
Top 10 Resources of 2013
The only list that combines Francis Chan, marketing, mental illness, and simplicity
Keep Your Promise to Pray
Keep Your Promise to Pray
A model for praying effectively for your small-group leaders
Resolving Small-Group Conflict
Resolving Small-Group Conflict
What I've learned from my mistakes
Reasons to Report Group Attendance
Reasons to Report Group Attendance
What group attendance can tell you about group health
Using Social Media Well
Using Social Media Well
Three keys to success
Adding New People to Existing Groups
Adding New People to Existing Groups
What you need to know to be successful
Weekly Communication Is Crucial
Weekly Communication Is Crucial
What I've learned about weekly communication with leaders
Connecting Your Small Group with Your Church
Connecting Your Small Group with Your Church
Seven ideas for staying connected
Keeping Community Central
Keeping Community Central
Having small groups doesn't mean you're doing this.
Giving Leaders Feedback
Giving Leaders Feedback
Six key questions for an important conversation
Four Types of Feedback
Four Types of Feedback
There's more than one way to lead.
Four Bad Reasons to "Close" Your Group
Four Bad Reasons to "Close" Your Group
These common excuses for rejecting visitors just don't pass the test.
An Open Letter to Small-Group Pastors
An Open Letter to Small-Group Pastors
Why you need to focus on fun with your small groups, and how to actually do it
And the Walls Came Tumbling Down
And the Walls Came Tumbling Down
Breaking down the barriers to in-house video promos and testimonials
Twelve Tips for a Successful Campaign
Twelve Tips for a Successful Campaign
A step-by-step guide from a campaign super hero
Twittering Jesus
Twittering Jesus
Social media provides a number of useful tools to small groups and small-group leaders.
Unemployment
Unemployment
Equip your group leaders and members to minister to someone after he or she loses a job.
Cancer
Cancer
Get helpful advice on how to help individuals and families affected by this disease.
Benchmarks: The Typical Small Group
Benchmarks: The Typical Small Group
Check out these statistics to get your finger on the pulse of small-groups ministry.
Four Keys to Customize Your Small-Group Strategy
Four Keys to Customize Your Small-Group Strategy
Use these practical steps to help re-focus your ministry.
Assessing Small-Group Success
Assessing Small-Group Success
A new set of questions can tell us whether our groups are on the right track.
The Power of Alignment
The Power of Alignment
Make sure all the elements of your ministry are pointed in the same direction.
Effective Affinity Groups
Effective Affinity Groups
Train both new and experienced group leaders to build a successful community around affinity.
We Reproduce What We Recognize
We Reproduce What We Recognize
If you're unhappy with elements of your current ministry, take a look at what you currently praise.
Five Keys to Sustaining New Small Groups
Five Keys to Sustaining New Small Groups
You've got a lot of new groups. Now what?
Small-Group Evaluations
Small-Group Evaluations
Make sure your individual groups and overall ministry are healthy.
Assess the Health of Your Small-Group Ministry
Assess the Health of Your Small-Group Ministry
Be aware of these seven warning signs for small-group ministry.
Dealing with Divorce in Your Small Group
Dealing with Divorce in Your Small Group
Be prepared for a crisis that impacts a high percentage of small groups.
Chronic Jump-start Syndrome
Is your church stuck in the cycle of relaunching small groups?
Re-Starting Small Groups
A few suggestions to start groups that will last.
Assessing the Health of a Small Group Ministry
Principles and practice
Healthy Small Group
We had to figure out what "healthy small group" meant, how to identify it, and how to foster healthy growth.
The Best Ways to Sustain Your New Small Groups--Part 2
Keep groups going after the 40 days of purpose.
Growing in Grace Together
A case study on Grace Community Church's small group program
Campaign Driven Growth
A case study on a church's small group campaign growth, and the lessons they learned.
More than Just Bible Knowledge?
When our church grew almost overnight, we needed a plan to disciple our new, "milk-only" members.
Evolving Community Groups
A case study of Central Peninsula Church, which began as a house church, tracking its growth and lessons learned.
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.
After the Campaign
Four keys to thriving after a small groups campaign.
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.
It Could Happen to You!
Apply the success of Saddleback church to your small group program.
Five Essentials For Small Group Health
How to keep your groups growing vibrantly.
Committed to Community
The desire for genuine community is the strongest motivator for small group involvement, but you have to be willing to commit.
Finding Unity in Diversity
Real commitment can lead to a deep small group experience.
Cures for a Shrinking Group
When your group number goes down, should you disband or revamp?
Recovenanting: Secret to Small Group Health
Among small groups, it's essential to talk about group needs.
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.