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Growing relationships set the scene for deep discussions and life change. Develop real relationships in your group through relationship-building activities, incorporating food, and more.

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Develop Real Relationships

Develop Real Relationships

Intentionally build the relationships in your group.
Making Small Groups Fun!

Making Small Groups Fun!

It's not just a good idea; it's necessary.
Multiethnic Small Groups

Multiethnic Small Groups

Diversity helps us grow in Christlikeness.
Shepherd New Believers

Shepherd New Believers

Learn what you can do to steer new believers in your group toward growth.

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Shepherding Group Members

Shepherding Group Members

Practical training that helps leaders embrace their role as shepherd
Overcome Relationship Obstacles in Your Group

Overcome Relationship Obstacles in Your Group

Everything you need to tackle issues with group dynamics
Healthy Boundaries for Small Groups

Healthy Boundaries for Small Groups

How to set healthy boundaries with group members
How to Respond to Mental Illness

How to Respond to Mental Illness

Practical, healthy ways to help people in your small group who are affected by mental illness
Multigenerational Small Groups

Multigenerational Small Groups

Engaging multiple generations in one group
11 Resources to Help Your Group Understand True Unity

11 Resources to Help Your Group Understand True Unity

Stories and tips for coming together in diversity
5 Reasons Your Group Should Be More Fun

5 Reasons Your Group Should Be More Fun

Don't miss this important aspect of group life.
5 Steps to Get to Know Your Group Members

5 Steps to Get to Know Your Group Members

The elements of story can help you uncover important details about the people in your group.
9 Values Your Small Group Needs to Adopt

9 Values Your Small Group Needs to Adopt

How to experience true biblical community
Diversity in Community Changes Us

Diversity in Community Changes Us

Why I go to church with white people
Effectively Manage Group Conflict

Effectively Manage Group Conflict

Conflict can be the fuel your team (or group) needs to maximize its impact.
Emphasize Relationships in Your Group

Emphasize Relationships in Your Group

How to set the stage for real friendships
Four Levels of Connection for Healthy Groups

Four Levels of Connection for Healthy Groups

Move your group beyond the basics to compelling community.
The Gift of Listening

The Gift of Listening

Attentive listening is hard work, but it's necessary for healthy community.
The Sacrament of Party

The Sacrament of Party

Somewhere along the way, the church lost the art of inviting people to celebrate.
What Not to Say to Someone in Crisis

What Not to Say to Someone in Crisis

4 common responses that do more harm than good

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What's Working for Groups During the Pandemic?

What's Working for Groups During the Pandemic?

Keeping members engaged means going back to the basics.
Fostering the Parent

Fostering the Parent

How a small group cared for a foster mom in the everyday trials of life
How Should I Handle Issues with Group Dynamics?

How Should I Handle Issues with Group Dynamics?

Strategically lead your meetings so everyone feels safe, heard, and valued.
Assumptions Make It Hard to Love Group Members

Assumptions Make It Hard to Love Group Members

How to stop your inner judgments and really care for people
What Should Small Groups Do Over the Summer?

What Should Small Groups Do Over the Summer?

3 things all groups should consider
Beyond Weekly Meetings

Beyond Weekly Meetings

The real job of a youth ministry small-group leader
The Case for Mixed-Gender Small Groups

The Case for Mixed-Gender Small Groups

The compelling witness of men and women together in groups
The Value of Shared Life

The Value of Shared Life

Why we need to value life-on-life relationships more
Conversations that Transform

Conversations that Transform

These communication tips steer people toward change.
How to Make Small Talk Meaningful

How to Make Small Talk Meaningful

Get to know your new group members with these easy tips.
Learning the Patient Way of Jesus

Learning the Patient Way of Jesus

How committing to community helps us grow in patience
Create Safe Places for Questioning

Create Safe Places for Questioning

How your small group can become a welcoming place for people on a journey back to God
Revisit the One Another Commands

Revisit the One Another Commands

28 verses to bring perspective
I Love Multigenerational Small Groups

I Love Multigenerational Small Groups

What my college experience taught me
Christians at Work

Christians at Work

What it really looks like to unite our jobs and faith
How Long Should Your Group Meetings Last?

How Long Should Your Group Meetings Last?

You'll be surprised by the answer.
Christmas Activities for Your Small Group

Christmas Activities for Your Small Group

Celebrate the season with these festive ideas.
Fall Activities for Your Small Group

Fall Activities for Your Small Group

Take advantage of this fun season.
Make the Most of Task Groups

Make the Most of Task Groups

Teammates can develop meaningful relationships.
Build Real Friendships in Your Group

Build Real Friendships in Your Group

7 steps to cultivate authentic relationships