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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 Make the Bible Central in Small Groups
How to Make the Bible Central in Small Groups
And the shift in leader training that makes all the difference.
Train Leaders to Study the Bible
Train Leaders to Study the Bible
Leaders who know God's Word encourage group members to engage Scripture.
Effective Student Groups
Effective Student Groups
Disciple the students in your ministry through intentional small groups.
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'
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!
Unlock Spiritual Gifts
Unlock Spiritual Gifts
Help your group members discover and use their spiritual gifts.
Faith and Work
Faith and Work
Equip leaders to help people understand the essential connection between their work and their faith.
Healthy Ministries Provide Ongoing Training
Healthy Ministries Provide Ongoing Training
Your leaders need more than just start-up training.
Set Leaders Free
Set Leaders Free
What it takes to let leaders lead
Leading a Growing Group
Leading a Growing Group
How small-group leaders can minister to maturing Christ-followers
Theological Discussions for Everyone
Theological Discussions for Everyone
Get everyone involved in meaningful, fruitful discussions.
Intentional Spiritual Growth in Small Groups
Intentional Spiritual Growth in Small Groups
Understanding how we grow and change
Top 10 Resources of 2013
Top 10 Resources of 2013
The only list that combines Francis Chan, marketing, mental illness, and simplicity
Train New Leaders
Train New Leaders
Everything you need to effectively train new leaders
Minister to Multiple Spiritual Maturity Levels
Minister to Multiple Spiritual Maturity Levels
Engage everyone in your group from not-yet believer to mature follower.
Group Dynamics
Group Dynamics
A collection of resources that can help you better understand group dynamics
When and How to End Well
When and How to End Well
Learn how to end your group in a healthy way.
Come with Me and Change the World
Come with Me and Change the World
Advice for new small-group leaders
Three Keys for New Leaders
Three Keys for New Leaders
What I learned by falling down the stairs
Apprentice New Leaders
Apprentice New Leaders
Everything you need to effectively apprentice leaders
Leading Outside the Box
Leading Outside the Box
Simple, practical ideas for mixing up your small-group meetings
Are You Engaging Everyone?
Are You Engaging Everyone?
Don't leave any of your group members behind.
Lead a Transformational Group
Lead a Transformational Group
Everything you need to lead a life-changing small group
Co-Leader Orientation Guide
Co-Leader Orientation Guide
A helpful overview for new co-leaders
Leading 101
Leading 101
The basics of leading a small group
Creative Leader Training
Creative Leader Training
Think outside the box and your leaders will want to attend training events.
Information, Imagination, Inspiration
Information, Imagination, Inspiration
Indispensable elements for training small-group leaders
Three Elements of Vibrant Small Groups
Three Elements of Vibrant Small Groups
What a small group is and isn't
Helping Group Members Become Great Listeners
Helping Group Members Become Great Listeners
Teaching a critical relationship skill
Effectively Coach Your Leaders
Effectively Coach Your Leaders
Everything you need to be a great coach
Physical Presence Matters
Physical Presence Matters
Face to face time is important and small groups can help meet this need.
Instill the Vision in Your Small-Group Leaders
Instill the Vision in Your Small-Group Leaders
Five tools to effectively communicate your vision
Empowering Group Members
Empowering Group Members
We can't force spiritual growth, but we can empower people to take their next spiritual steps.
Improve Prayer in Your Small Group
Improve Prayer in Your Small Group
Everything you need to lead meaningful group prayer times
Meaningful Prayer in Small Groups
Meaningful Prayer in Small Groups
Resources to train leaders to deepen group prayer
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.
Effective Online Small Groups
Effective Online Small Groups
It's time to boldly go where few small groups have gone before.
Understanding Servant Leadership
Understanding Servant Leadership
How do those two words go together?
Effective Small Groups for Men
Effective Small Groups for Men
Get great advice and practical tips on ministering to a neglected demographic
Meaningful Application in Small Groups
Meaningful Application in Small Groups
Make sure your people are doing more than discussing God's Word.
Life-Changing Small Groups for Couples
Life-Changing Small Groups for Couples
How to minister effectively to a key demographic
Just-in-Time Training
Just-in-Time Training
A "middle of the road" option for training small-group leaders
No More Training Events!
No More Training Events!
Because you really don't need that many.
Affective Training Leads to Effective Group Leaders
Affective Training Leads to Effective Group Leaders
How the secret of how people learn can affect your small-group ministry
Effective Small Groups for Women
Effective Small Groups for Women
Get great advice and practical tips on ministering to an important demographic
Effective Intergenerational Small Groups
Effective Intergenerational Small Groups
Consider moving beyond age segregation in your church communities.
Start Your New Group
Start Your New Group
Everything new leaders need to start strong
This Is Why They Call You a "Leader"
This Is Why They Call You a "Leader"
And what you're supposed to do because of it
Creating and Keeping an Outward Focus in Your Small Group
Creating and Keeping an Outward Focus in Your Small Group
Computer-based training to help your groups avoid an inward shift
Creating Authentic Fellowship in Small Groups
Creating Authentic Fellowship in Small Groups
It's not as easy as it sounds, but it can be done.
Hospitality in Small Groups
Hospitality in Small Groups
How to help your group members feel at home
Christian Education and Spiritual Formation
Christian Education and Spiritual Formation
Use these tools to evaluate whether your small-group methods are resulting in spiritual growth.
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.
Foundations of a Small-Group Leader
Foundations of a Small-Group Leader
How to build and maintain a strong foundation for community ministry
Resource Review: "The Small-Group Leader's Toolkit"
Resource Review: "The Small-Group Leader's Toolkit"
Dave Earley has put together a useful tool for group leaders and churches alike.
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.
Small-Group Assimilation Strategies
Small-Group Assimilation Strategies
Bring church members into your groups, and group members into your church.
Listening Well
Listening Well
A collection of resources that can improve your listening skills and help you apply them in small-group situations
Raising the Bar of Authentic Fellowship
Raising the Bar of Authentic Fellowship
How to learn the deep "one another" community described in Scripture
The Five Stages of Coaching Relationships
The Five Stages of Coaching Relationships
Learn what to expect, and how to react, as a small-group coach.
Money Talks DVD Curriculum
Money Talks DVD Curriculum
The folks at Liquid have hit a homerun with their first mock-umentary.
How Jesus Used Learning Experiences
How Jesus Used Learning Experiences
An in-depth look at some of the Master Teacher's methods
Understanding Conflict in Small Groups
Understanding Conflict in Small Groups
Practical information that will help you prepare for that inevitable clash
Jesus as a Small-Group Leader (pt. 2)
Jesus as a Small-Group Leader (pt. 2)
How Christ used community to change the world
Jesus as a Small-Group Leader (pt. 1)
Jesus as a Small-Group Leader (pt. 1)
An exploration of Christ's use of community as a means to change the world
Coming Forth with Lazarus
Coming Forth with Lazarus
Understanding the Sabbath in light of God's sovereignty
Effective Turbo Groups
Effective Turbo Groups
Learn about this method of training several new group leaders at once.
10 Ways to Be a Better Listener
10 Ways to Be a Better Listener
Follow these steps for greater understanding, attention, and empathy.
How to Rebuke with Compassion
How to Rebuke with Compassion
You'll probably need to use these tips sooner than you'd like.
Listening Repaired
Listening Repaired
Wisdom from the Book of Proverbs that can help you listen well
Become a Great Listener
Become a Great Listener
Practical tips for working on this essential leadership skill
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.
Key Components of a Leaders' Retreat
Key Components of a Leaders' Retreat
Here are 10 ways to make the most of your time together.
Preparing to Listen
There are some helpful ways to train your leaders the art of listening.
Your Small Group and Your Family
Are they competitors or team members?
Confessions of a small-group leader
Learn how to avoid some dangerous leadership pitfalls.
Asking Questions Like The Master Teacher
Use well thought out questions to make a lasting impact.
Growing Small Groups
Growing Small Groups
Take your group from meeting together to thriving together.
Finding God in Small Groups
An interview with Tom Albin about the success of the Wesleys.
Staying Focused and Flexible with Small Group Coaching Templates
Some simple and memorable outlines that help guide a coaching conversation.
The Fine Art of Coaching Small-Group Leaders
There are at least three critical tasks good coaches master.
A Game Plan for Coaching Small-Group Leaders
A framework of topics and questions to help guide you towards victorious coaching.
Connecting Newcomers
Connecting Newcomers
How to welcome people to your church and your small groups
Designing a Training Strategy
Highly effective group leaders generally don't just walk into your office—they are developed over time.
Coaching Life-Changing Leaders
Coaching Life-Changing Leaders
How to be an effective small group coach.
Shaping Shepherds and Sheep
Six steps to mentor your leaders and their groups.
What Small-Group Leaders Need
How to give the support, training, and encouragement that will help a Small-Group Leader succeed.
The Coach's Course
How to effectively coach leaders for their continued effectiveness.
When You Realize Numbers Don't Matter
Learn to measure success based on faithfulness.
Wobbly Spirituality
Follow these six steps to help your leaders grow spiritually.
eLearning: Is it Virtual or Reality?
Using the internet to boost your training process.
Advice from Grandma
Small group coaches can give advice on the process of birthing groups, much like family members do with an expecting couple.
Leadership Team Building
In order to have an effective leadership team, you must maintain unity within the group.
Group Champions
A way to slice the leadership pie, based on Acts 2.
Get the Most Out of Leaders Meetings
Follow these steps to lead meaningful and effective leaders meetings.
Training Disciples
Balancing knowledge gained with lives changes
The Authentic And Patient Leader
Focusing on a couple qualities can make you a better leader.
The Secret to Sharing Your Story
Telling your story is a great way to engage seekers and other Christians.
Identifying Your Shape to Serve
An inventory to help assess each person's gifts.
Small Group Lessons Based On The Pastor's Sunday Sermon
One way to relieve tension and provide quality control is to give the Small-Group Leader a well-designed lesson based on the pastor’s sermon.
From Ordinary to Great
Just because people are hesitant doesn't mean they're not ready to be small-group leaders.
Mentoring New Small-Group Leaders on your TEAM
Using situational leadership with your apprentice.
One of the Lucky Ones
How to bless others—and yourself—through effective mentoring.
Training Leaders on Purpose
If you want small groups to be successful, you have to train and support the leaders.
Building a Great Coaching System
When you build the people, the people build the ministry.
Creating a Dynamic Coaching Strategy
Every dynamic team has a coach with a dynamic coaching strategy.
Coaching in Action
A small group coaching strategy that's working.
Confessions of a Coach
I thought I knew all about coaching, but I had some misunderstandings.
Coaching Tools
A sample minimal coaching plan, coaching check-up, and coaching appointment checklist
How to Grow an Apprentice
10 skills that will help in apprentice training.
More Training, Please
Top 10 signs that your leader could use a little extra training in some areas!
Beyond the Tyranny of the Urgent
With so much to be done, don't forget to take the time to develop future leaders.
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.
What the Best Recovery Group Leaders Know
What the Best Recovery Group Leaders Know
Ten principles for successful recovery groups.
Myths About Gifts
Though spiritual gifts are greatly debated, there are a few clear truths.
Evaluation for Small-Group Leaders
We can only become a better and stronger church as our cell leaders increase their abilities to shepherd.
What Not to Do
Top 10 things a leader should not be doing 10 minutes before a meeting!
How to Motivate Leaders
Training is essential; here's how to get your leaders to come.