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Spark Spiritual Growth in Your Group Members
Spark Spiritual Growth in Your Group Members
One easy step can help your group grow in amazing ways.
How to Find a Potential Small-Group Leader
How to Find a Potential Small-Group Leader
3 things to look for
Empower Small-Group Leaders
Empower Small-Group Leaders
Release your leaders to lead without micromanaging or giving total freedom.
Share the Load
Share the Load
Dividing responsibilities not only eases your leadership burden, it helps your group members grow.
Come with Me and Change the World
Come with Me and Change the World
Advice for new small-group leaders
Apprentice New Leaders
Apprentice New Leaders
Everything you need to effectively apprentice leaders
Share the Ownership
Share the Ownership
Thirteen roles to get everyone involved
Life-on-Life Discipleship
Life-on-Life Discipleship
Intentionally investing in others
An Exciting Opportunity
An Exciting Opportunity
Communicate clearly about birthing to your group
Making the Ask
Making the Ask
Why small-group leaders need to learn how to ask directly
Making the Most of Discipling Relationships
Making the Most of Discipling Relationships
Tips for effective discipling
Yes! You Are Qualified to Lead a Small Group
Yes! You Are Qualified to Lead a Small Group
Three basic requirements for small-group leaders
Recruiting Small-Group Leaders: The Basics
Recruiting Small-Group Leaders: The Basics
Helpful and practical tips that can be applied to any church
The "Right" Person to Lead a Small Group
The "Right" Person to Lead a Small Group
People resist a call to leadership because of questions about competency and commitment.
Finding, Recruiting, and Training an Apprentice
Finding, Recruiting, and Training an Apprentice
It's both easier and harder than it sounds.
How to Find Your Next Apprentice
How to Find Your Next Apprentice
It doesn't have to be a difficult experience if you remember Who is in charge.
Leading Solo No More (part 2)
Leading Solo No More (part 2)
How to develop a core team of leaders from your existing small group
Leading Solo No More (part 1)
Leading Solo No More (part 1)
How to develop a core team of leaders from your existing small group
Mentor: Orientation Guide
Mentor: Orientation Guide
Help your church's mentors form clear expectations for their relationships.
Small-Group Apprentice: Orientation Guide
Small-Group Apprentice: Orientation Guide
Basic training for new and potential small-group apprentices
How to Give Away Your Small Group
How to Give Away Your Small Group
A new strategy for trauma-free multiplication
Small-Group Involvement Sheet
Small-Group Involvement Sheet
Here’s a practical way to help all of your group members participate.
The Secret Source of Unlimited Leaders
The Secret Source of Unlimited Leaders
Why we need to be farmers, not recruiters
Small Groups Snapshot: Restore Community Church
Small Groups Snapshot: Restore Community Church
When a passion for small groups and discipleship meets a new church plant
Turn Your Small-Group Hosts into Leaders
Turn Your Small-Group Hosts into Leaders
Here is a step-by-step approach that has been proven to work.
No More Ministry Hogs
No More Ministry Hogs
Here's how to get everyone in your small groups to serve.
Coaching Small-Group Leaders
Coaching Small-Group Leaders
Practical advice for those who train, support, and encourage small-group leaders
Training Small Groups to Reach Out
Training Small Groups to Reach Out
An interview with small-groups author and pastor Jeff Arnold
Encouraging "Next Steps" for Your Group Members
Encouraging "Next Steps" for Your Group Members
Setting a goal for spiritual maturity and a realistic pace for spiritual growth
Give Your Servant's Heart a Workout
Delegate leadership responsibilities and serve together to build group unity.
How to Recruit Potential Small-Group Leaders
How to Recruit Potential Small-Group Leaders
A step-by-step approach to an important slice of your group ministry
A Spiritual Growth Industry
Small groups are helping Christians bring faith to bear in the for-profit world.
Spotting a New Leader
Ten ways to identify a promising person to take on guidance of small-group ministry.
Recruiting and Keeping Teachers
Recruiting is the holy act of helping others discover their leadership gifts.
Multiply Your Options
Emphasize discipleship of individuals over multiplication of groups.
Designing a Training Strategy
Highly effective group leaders generally don't just walk into your office—they are developed over time.
Why Make Space for Small Groups?
Discipleship is not something that we do to other people; discipleship is what we do with other believers.
I.N.V.E.S.T.
Keep these principles in mind as you support and encourage your Small-Group Leaders.
Coaching Life-Changing Leaders
Coaching Life-Changing Leaders
How to be an effective small group coach.
The Coach's Course
How to effectively coach leaders for their continued effectiveness.
Evangelism by Example
How one person learned that sharing his faith was about relationships.
Opening Gifts Isn't Just for Kids
Get everyone in your group using their gifts.
Wobbly Spirituality
Follow these six steps to help your leaders grow spiritually.
The Role of the Small Group Pastor
All successful discipleship and leadership development flows from healthy relationships.
Get the Most Out of Leaders Meetings
Follow these steps to lead meaningful and effective leaders meetings.
Stretch Your Faith Through Service
Encourage people in your group to take on some responsibility or task.
Training Disciples
Balancing knowledge gained with lives changes
Share the Load
Dividing responsibilities not only eases your leadership burden, it helps your group members grow.
Great Youth Small-Group Leaders
Are Small-Group Leaders born that way, or coached that way?
The Expendable Leader
You can double your contribution by taking steps to assure that the work you are doing continues after your service ends.
Honor Your Leaders
Showing your small-group leaders how important they are is essential to keeping them going.
Mentor Your Coaches
Focus on relationship, growth, and development with your coaches.
Mentoring New Small-Group Leaders on your TEAM
Using situational leadership with your apprentice.
Small-Group Leadership Mentoring
What is shepherding, really?
It’s Never Too Early to Start
Mentoring future Small-Group Leaders from the next generation.
Takeover
Top 10 reasons you think your apprentice is planning a hostile takeover of the group.
Apprentice
Top 10 signs your apprentice isn't ready.
Core Values
Your relational core values can encourage your small group to not just become disciples, but disciple makers.
How to Grow an Apprentice
10 skills that will help in apprentice training.
The Qualities of a Leader
There are four basic qualities that every leader must have.
Small-Group Leaders Who Make a Difference
If you're considering becoming a Small-Group Leader, look to the people who've made an impact on your life for guidance.
Leadership Material?
Could YOU lead a small group?
Fresh Ideas for Systematic Ongoing Training
If you want your leaders to continue growing, you need to provide them with a support network.
How to Build an Apprentice
Jesus provides our best model for developing apprentices.
You're Just Not Ready
Top 10 ways to know for sure your apprentice/intern isn't ready to lead on their own.
Spread the Wealth!
A leader doesn't have to take on all of the ministry roles in a small group.
Building Groups or Making Disciples? Part 2
Models for intentional discipleship in a small groups church, focusing on open groups combined with elective classes or seminars.
Building Groups or Making Disciples? Part 1
Models for intentional discipleship in a small groups church, focusing on closed discipleship groups.
Learning to Disciple People
Four primary steps towards discipling others.
Five Reasons You Need an Apprentice
Apprentices are priceless—here's why.
How to Develop an Apprentice
Ten steps for training and preparing an apprentice to lead.
Developing Your Apprentice
An easy guide to selecting, training, and sending apprentices in your church.
Delegation
Don’t do it all yourself—here's how to delegate the work.
Identifying Leaders in Groups
Questions to ask that'll help you find the natural leaders.