The Pastor's Coming

Top 10 reasons the pastor is visiting your small group tonight.

10. The Wife's out of town - and he can't cook!

9. Several members of your group recently appeared on Jerry Spinger.

8. To get out of his own group for once.

7. He just found out the church has a small group ministry. (Pastors are the last to know!)

6. Our small group is watching the NCAA Tournament for a community building excercise.

5. He's curious about your study of "Origami and the Bible."

4. Juicy Sermon Illustrations

3. Heard you were taking an offering.

2. Somehow got a hold of the refreshment list and always happens to show up on pizza night.

1. Was curious when he heard your group had a building fund.

article Preview

This article is currently available to subscribers only. To continue reading:

free newsletter

Sign up for our free Small Groups Newsletter newsletter: Regular access to innovative training resources, Bible-based curriculum, and practical articles.


Develop Your Ministry Team
Practical tips for developing your team—both as individuals and as one cohesive unit
Are You an Unhealthy Leader?
No well-intentioned leader would set out to lead this way, but it happens all the time.
The Missing Piece in Discipleship
How learning about emotional health transformed our church
Three Game-Changers for People-Pleasing Leaders
Emotionally healthy leaders are fueled by healthy motivations.
Women Leaders Bible Study Bundle
Serve God and lead others out of your calling.
Spark Spiritual Growth in Your Group Members
One easy step can help your group grow in amazing ways.