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.
Small-Group Leading 101
The basics of leading a small group.
Theological Discussions for Everyone
Get everyone involved in meaningful, fruitful discussions.
Are You Engaging Everyone?
Don't leave any of your group members behind.
Answering Tough Questions
How to handle seven difficult questions that are likely to pop up in your small group
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
Create an environment for life change with these simple tips.
3 Essentials for Disciple-Making Group Discussions
Expert tips for leading your group members to spiritual growth
The Gift of Listening
Attentive listening is hard work, but it's necessary for healthy community.
Conversations that Transform
These communication tips steer people toward change.
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
Understanding how we grow and change
Model Authentic Sharing
A practical way to help your group members open up.
Bible Study Methods for Groups
Fresh ideas for digging into God's Word together
Dig Deep into God's Word
The power of inductive Bible study for your group
Stay True to the Bible Text
The art of intentional observation
The Basics of Facilitating
What every small-group leader needs to know
Your Bible Study Is Too Small
Understanding the overarching story of Scripture brings context to individual passages.
Tips for Facilitating a Group Discussion
Practical advice for working toward life-change, not spectacular meetings
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
Steps to determine whether a Scripture passage still applies today
Emphasize Relationships in Your Group
How to set the stage for real friendships
Leading a Growing Group
How small-group leaders can minister to maturing Christ-followers
Four Opportunities for Multi-Stage Groups
A mixture of spiritual maturity can help small-group members move closer to God and to one another.
Get in the Habit of Icebreakers
These meeting builders can do a lot more than transition you to your discussion.
What Small-Group Leaders Can Learn from Great Preachers
Preaching and facilitating discussions are different, but there are principles to share.
Shake It Up!
Easy ways to energize your group meetings
Pulled in by Attractive Marketing
Why my spending habits matter in kingdom living
Community Through the Word
It's important to read the Bible together.
Lead a Dynamic Bible Study
Everything you need to lead an engaging Bible study
Practical Ideas for Engaging Multigenerational Groups
From marketing well to engaging everyone
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
Three things you should keep to yourself
Facilitate Meaningful Group Prayer
Proven tips to make it happen from an experienced small-group leader.
Lead a Transformational Group
Everything you need to lead a life-changing small group
Don't forget to ask application questions . . . and then follow up.
Circles Are Better than Rows
What we can learn from Jewish styles of learning
How talking about aliens brought my small group together
Give Your Study Some Context
Help group members understand the Scripture you're discussing