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Building Community

Why "funnel strategies” are incomplete

Icebreakers and Beyond

Jesus was a master at using questions in His teaching. Here's how you can use this technique in your group.o.

Why We Let Small-Group Leaders Choose Their Members

Grouping people based on their affinity to each other can lead to strong, long-lasting groups.

When a Plan Doesn’t Come Together

You can approach nearly any plan by looking at values, strategies, and tactics.

Stuff that Happens

There are common issues that happen in nearly every group, but there are ways to avoid them.

Missionally-focused vs. Need-based

People are not inspired to get involved when small groups are promoted as something that fills a personal need.

When Smaller Is Better

Sometimes issues arise in small groups that are best resolved by breaking into even smaller groups.

Why People's Stories Matter

Sharing life's imperfect stories deepens your fellowship and your walk with God.

Telling Stories To Build Community

Doctrine may spur constructive debate, but nothing stirs the heart like a story.

This is my Story…This is my Song!

When group members have struggled with life and trusted God, regardless of the outcome, a powerful testimony develops.

Building Community By Sharing Your Story

Telling life stories is one of the best ways to continually grow a group towards maturity in Christ.

Group Life as Sacramental

When Jesus inhabits the space that believers occupy together in His Name, the space changes and so do we.

Multiplying Values

Great Commission leaders must be influencing those "allotted to your charge" to become multiplying leaders who will at the same time develop a multiplying strategy to reach the world for Christ.

Cell Biology for the Church

Why small groups don't multiply

Finding New Small-Group Leaders

Does the search for Small-Group Leaders ever end?

Multiply Your Options

Emphasize discipleship of individuals over multiplication of groups.

Branching over Birthing: The Alternative to Splitting Up a Good Thing

For group birthing to work, it needs to be natural instead of prescribed.

Navigating Rough Waters

How to keep your small group from running aground.

Colliding with Love

Embrace conflict as an opportunity for growth and fellowship.

Living in the Messies

Principles that guided our small group as we navigated the rough and muddy waters of human life.

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