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The Essential Guide for Small-Group Leaders
The Essential Guide for Small-Group Leaders
A new tool for your entire team from Bill Search!
How to Lead People Older Than You
How to Lead People Older Than You
Three tips for setting up a great relationship
Go Deeper with Spiritual Disciplines
Go Deeper with Spiritual Disciplines
Everything you need to engage spiritual practices individually and in a group
Tres Elementos de Grupos Pequeños Vibrantes
Tres Elementos de Grupos Pequeños Vibrantes
Lo que un grupo pequeño es y no es.
Saturate Your Life with Jesus and His Mission
Saturate Your Life with Jesus and His Mission
Discipleship is everyday work.
5 Ways to Develop Your Leaders This Summer
5 Ways to Develop Your Leaders This Summer
Take advantage of the slower pace to thank your leaders and prepare them for fall.
How to Help Small-Group Leaders Struggling with Mental Health
How to Help Small-Group Leaders Struggling with Mental Health
Tips for prevention, resources, and support
Longing for More from Small Groups
Longing for More from Small Groups
Ruth Haley Barton explains how to experience transforming community.
The Gift of Listening
The Gift of Listening
Attentive listening is hard work, but it's necessary for healthy community.
Plan a One-Day Retreat for Leaders
Plan a One-Day Retreat for Leaders
Leaders need a break to re-focus and refresh.
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'
5 Reasons to Quit Your Small Group
5 Reasons to Quit Your Small Group
And why you might want to stick around.
Millennials Are Ready for More
Millennials Are Ready for More
How one campus ministry is raising the bar and developing disciples
Top 10 Small Group Training Tools of 2014
Top 10 Small Group Training Tools of 2014
You'll want to check out these popular resources!
Successful Discipleship in Small Groups
Successful Discipleship in Small Groups
Proven ways to develop mature disciples
Do We Really Love Community as Much as We Say We Do?
Do We Really Love Community as Much as We Say We Do?
What our response to difficult conversations says about our true values
Three Keys to Handling Tough Conversations
Three Keys to Handling Tough Conversations
How to prepare and facilitate effectively
When Leaders Become Ineffective
When Leaders Become Ineffective
How to restore leaders to fruitfulness
Addressing a Leader's Sin Issue
Addressing a Leader's Sin Issue
10-step strategy for helping
Help Your Leaders Understand Their Fivefold Gifts
Help Your Leaders Understand Their Fivefold Gifts
Apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds, and teachers can all serve in their sweet spot in small groups.
Healthy Ministries Effectively Communicate with Group Leaders
Healthy Ministries Effectively Communicate with Group Leaders
Multiple ways to keep your leaders in the loop
Healthy Ministries Have Healthy and Growing Leaders
Healthy Ministries Have Healthy and Growing Leaders
Why investing in leaders should be a top priority
Empower Small-Group Leaders
Empower Small-Group Leaders
Release your leaders to lead without micromanaging or giving total freedom.
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
Effectively Confront Leaders
Effectively Confront Leaders
Learn how to address issues in a healthy, biblical way.
Why Should I Lead a Small Group?
Why Should I Lead a Small Group?
The challenges and benefits of this tough job.
Minister to Multiple Spiritual Maturity Levels
Minister to Multiple Spiritual Maturity Levels
Engage everyone in your group from not-yet believer to mature follower.
When and How to End Well
When and How to End Well
Learn how to end your group in a healthy way.
Leading Outside the Box
Leading Outside the Box
Simple, practical ideas for mixing up your small-group meetings
How to Serve Your Small-Group Leaders
How to Serve Your Small-Group Leaders
Five things they need from you
Great Ideas for Honoring and Thanking Small-Group Leaders
Great Ideas for Honoring and Thanking Small-Group Leaders
Tips for celebrating your leaders at Christmas
What You Should Not Share with Your Small Group
What You Should Not Share with Your Small Group
Three things you should keep to yourself
Healthy Boundaries for Small Groups
Healthy Boundaries for Small Groups
How to set healthy boundaries with group members
Lead a Transformational Group
Lead a Transformational Group
Everything you need to lead a life-changing small group
Weekly Communication Is Crucial
Weekly Communication Is Crucial
What I've learned about weekly communication with leaders
Life-on-Life Discipleship
Life-on-Life Discipleship
Intentionally investing in others
Eight Attributes of Healthy Small-Group Leaders
Eight Attributes of Healthy Small-Group Leaders
And healthy leaders lead healthy groups.
Meaningful Prayer in Small Groups
Meaningful Prayer in Small Groups
Resources to train leaders to deepen group prayer
Ministering to Struggling Small-Group Leaders
Ministering to Struggling Small-Group Leaders
A practical guide on preventing issues, dealing with specific struggles, and handling difficult conversations.
Ministering to an Ineffective Leader
Ministering to an Ineffective Leader
Identifying common causes and common cures
Giving Leaders Feedback
Giving Leaders Feedback
Six key questions for an important conversation
Do You Lead a Life-Changing Small Group?
Do You Lead a Life-Changing Small Group?
Assess and reflect on your transformation as a group.
Leadership Keys along the Way
Leadership Keys along the Way
Five insights from an experienced leader who learned the hard way
New Questions for Measuring Group Success
New Questions for Measuring Group Success
Why the numbers game doesn't tell us if groups are accomplishing their mission
Shaped By Our Stories
Shaped By Our Stories
A helpful exercise for leaders and participants of small groups
Four Types of Feedback
Four Types of Feedback
There's more than one way to lead.
Thank God for Failure
Thank God for Failure
And use it as an opportunity for growth.
Evaluating Prayer in Your Small Group
Evaluating Prayer in Your Small Group
Take advantage of this collection of helpful tools.
Making Small Groups Fun!
Making Small Groups Fun!
It's not just a good idea; it's necessary.
Cap and Gown, Please
Cap and Gown, Please
Tips for helping new hosts and group leaders overcome their fears
Is Our Group Healthy or Unhealthy?
Is Our Group Healthy or Unhealthy?
Here are seven hallmarks that will help you decide.
Evaluations for Small-Group Leaders
Evaluations for Small-Group Leaders
Take a minute to give yourself and your group a quick checkup.
The Top 10 Mistakes Small-Group Leaders Make (Part 1)
The Top 10 Mistakes Small-Group Leaders Make (Part 1)
Learn how to avoid and overcome them for the benefit of your group.
A Warning to Small-Group Leaders
A Warning to Small-Group Leaders
Beware of several bad habits that can knock you off track.
Leading as an Introvert
Leading as an Introvert
Both introverts and extroverts can learn how personality type affects church leadership.
The Value of Relational Intelligence
The Value of Relational Intelligence
A new way for leaders to understand the people around them
Adding Value to Your Group Members
Adding Value to Your Group Members
Here is an important job for any small-group leader.
Danger Signs
Danger Signs
Understanding wisdom and pride in the context of small groups
Teaching in Smaller Groups
Teaching in Smaller Groups
Guidance for teaching in a Bible study, small group, or Sunday school class.
Developing the Heart of a Shepherd
Developing the Heart of a Shepherd
Why it is vitally important that small-group leaders truly care
The Proper Care and Feeding of Group Leaders
The Proper Care and Feeding of Group Leaders
Be proactive, make them a priority, and stress the importance of confidentiality.
Making Relational Deposits
Making Relational Deposits
"Relational banking" can help you go way beyond "just getting it done"
Foundations of a Small-Group Leader
Foundations of a Small-Group Leader
How to build and maintain a strong foundation for community ministry
Overcome Relationship Obstacles in Your Group
Overcome Relationship Obstacles in Your Group
Everything you need to tackle issues with group dynamics
Handling Tragedy in Your Small Group
Handling Tragedy in Your Small Group
Be prepared when difficult circumstances shake your community.
Assessing Small-Group Success
Assessing Small-Group Success
A new set of questions can tell us whether our groups are on the right track.
Help Wanted: Mentors
Help Wanted: Mentors
There is a desperate need today for spiritually mature men and women to mentor younger Christians.
Five Keys to Sustaining New Small Groups
Five Keys to Sustaining New Small Groups
You've got a lot of new groups. Now what?
Reviving a Dying Small Group
Reviving a Dying Small Group
Use these resources to perform small-group CPR.
Handling Conflict in Small Groups
Handling Conflict in Small Groups
Practical advice to help you when things get a little ugly
Supporting Potential Small-Group Members
Supporting Potential Small-Group Members
How to deepen relationships with group members by filling their emotional tanks
Spiritual Friends
Spiritual Friends
Here's the gift you should really be seeking.
Can Small Groups Break Up Well?
Can Small Groups Break Up Well?
What should church leaders do when a group is on the decline, but no one is willing to pull the plug?
Ministering to Difficult Group Members
Ministering to Difficult Group Members
How to effectively lead a group without letting members' quirks get you off track
Leading Volunteers
Here are some things to keep in mind when money isn't a factor.
Healthy Small Groups
Healthy Small Groups
Evaluate whether your group is healthy and take action to move it in the right direction.
Small Groups Assessment Pack
Small Groups Assessment Pack
Take a step back and evaluate the effectiveness of your small-groups ministry.
Shepherding Group Members
Shepherding Group Members
Practical training that helps leaders embrace their role as shepherd
I.N.V.E.S.T.
Keep these principles in mind as you support and encourage your Small-Group Leaders.
When a Leader in Conflict Asks a Coach for Help
As a coach, there are several questions you need to ask yourself when helping a leader through conflict.
Shaping Shepherds and Sheep
Six steps to mentor your leaders and their groups.
Cracking the Leadership Code
Take these steps to care for small-group leaders and keep them functioning well.
What Small-Group Leaders Need
How to give the support, training, and encouragement that will help a Small-Group Leader succeed.
The Small-Group Leader Needs…Peers in Service
Small-Group Leaders need love more than anything else.
Leadership Support – Keeping it Simple
If our churches are going to be healthy, then we have got to have healthy leaders.
Ownership
Build leader support events from the bottom up, rather than the top down.
To Coach with Love
One Small-Group Leader shares her needs with her coach.
Standing on a Firm Foundation
A knowledge of God's love leads to an ability to be obedient to him.
You Are Not Alone
How help from God and group members takes the worry out of leading.
Be A Champion To Remember
Being a champion isn't too hard, but it makes a big difference.
Honor Your Leaders
Showing your small-group leaders how important they are is essential to keeping them going.
Pushing Through Fear
Rely on your call to leadership when you fear how things will go.
From Ordinary to Great
Just because people are hesitant doesn't mean they're not ready to be small-group leaders.
Training Leaders on Purpose
If you want small groups to be successful, you have to train and support the leaders.
Beyond the Tyranny of the Urgent
With so much to be done, don't forget to take the time to develop future leaders.
Continued Support
Here's how to provide ongoing support for your church's apprenticed leaders.
How to Motivate Leaders
Training is essential; here's how to get your leaders to come.