Facilitate Discussion

A key to successful small groups is leading a life-changing discussion—not giving a lecture. Gain the skills needed to facilitate a great discussion including asking good questions, listening well, and empowering group members to dig deeper.

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Small-Group Leading 101

Small-Group Leading 101

The basics of leading a small group
Theological Discussions for Everyone

Theological Discussions for Everyone

Get everyone involved in meaningful, fruitful discussions.
Are You Engaging Everyone?

Are You Engaging Everyone?

Don't leave any of your group members behind.
Answering Tough Questions

Answering Tough Questions

How to handle seven difficult questions that are likely to pop up in your small group

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How Can I Lead Great Small-Group Discussions?

How Can I Lead Great Small-Group Discussions?

Four easy things any leader can do to facilitate growth-focused discussions
Four Keys to Transformational Discussions

Four Keys to Transformational Discussions

Create an environment for life change with these simple tips.
3 Essentials for Disciple-Making Group Discussions

3 Essentials for Disciple-Making Group Discussions

Expert tips for leading your group members to spiritual growth
The Gift of Listening

The Gift of Listening

Attentive listening is hard work, but it's necessary for healthy community.
Conversations that Transform

Conversations that Transform

These communication tips steer people toward change.
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
Intentional Spiritual Growth in Small Groups

Intentional Spiritual Growth in Small Groups

Understanding how we grow and change
Model Authentic Sharing

Model Authentic Sharing

A practical way to help your group members open up.
Ministering to the Overtalker

Ministering to the Overtalker

Answering your number one question
Ask Follow-Up Questions to Facilitate Great Discussion

Ask Follow-Up Questions to Facilitate Great Discussion

Quick tips for keeping the discussion moving
Bible Study Methods for Groups

Bible Study Methods for Groups

Fresh ideas for digging into God's Word together
Get Started with Inductive Bible Study

Dig Deep into God's Word

The power of inductive Bible study for your group
Stay True to the Bible Text

Stay True to the Bible Text

The art of intentional observation
The Basics of Facilitating

The Basics of Facilitating

What every small-group leader needs to know
How to Read the Bible

Your Bible Study Is Too Small

Understanding the overarching story of Scripture brings context to individual passages.
Tips for Facilitating a Group Discussion

Tips for Facilitating a Group Discussion

Practical advice for working toward life-change, not spectacular meetings

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Bible Study that Sticks

Bible Study that Sticks

New research in cognitive psychology shows us how to help people remember what they read.
The Problem of Cultural Relativity in Exegesis

The Problem of Cultural Relativity in Exegesis

Steps to determine whether a Scripture passage still applies today
Emphasize Relationships in Your Group

Emphasize Relationships in Your Group

How to set the stage for real friendships
Leading a Growing Group

Leading a Growing Group

How small-group leaders can minister to maturing Christ-followers
Four Opportunities for Multi-Stage Groups

Four Opportunities for Multi-Stage Groups

A mixture of spiritual maturity can help small-group members move closer to God and to one another.
What Small-Group Leaders Can Learn from Great Preachers

What Small-Group Leaders Can Learn from Great Preachers

Preaching and facilitating discussions are different, but there are principles to share.
Shake It Up!

Shake It Up!

Easy ways to energize your group meetings
Pulled in by Attractive Marketing

Pulled in by Attractive Marketing

Why my spending habits matter in kingdom living
Community Through the Word

Community Through the Word

It's important to read the Bible together.
Lead a Dynamic Bible Study

Lead a Dynamic Bible Study

Everything you need to lead an engaging Bible study
Practical Ideas for Engaging Multigenerational Groups

Practical Ideas for Engaging Multigenerational Groups

From marketing well to engaging everyone
Rich and Poor Find Solidarity in Christ

Rich and Poor Find Solidarity in Christ

What the first beatitude means for living in community
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
Facilitate Meaningful Group Prayer

Facilitate Meaningful Group Prayer

Proven tips to make it happen from an experienced small-group leader.
Lead a Transformational Group

Lead a Transformational Group

Everything you need to lead a life-changing small group
Accountable Application

Accountable Application

Don't forget to ask application questions . . . and then follow up.
Circles Are Better than Rows

Circles Are Better than Rows

What we can learn from Jewish styles of learning
Embracing Tangents

Embracing Tangents

How talking about aliens brought my small group together
Give Your Study Some Context

Give Your Study Some Context

Help group members understand the Scripture you're discussing
Use Teachable Moments to Your Advantage

Use Teachable Moments to Your Advantage

And how to keep your eyes open for them