Support/Shepherd Leaders

Caring for leaders goes well beyond skills training. Discover how to effectively support and shepherd small group leaders, including how to help struggling leaders.

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Empower Small-Group Leaders

Empower Small-Group Leaders

Release your leaders to lead without micromanaging or giving total freedom.
Ministering to Struggling Small-Group Leaders

Ministering to Struggling Small-Group Leaders

A practical guide on preventing issues, dealing with specific struggles, and handling difficult conversations.
Effectively Confront Leaders

Effectively Confront Leaders

Learn how to address issues in a healthy, biblical way.
Meaningful Prayer in Small Groups

Meaningful Prayer in Small Groups

Resources to train leaders to deepen group prayer

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Plan a One-Day Retreat for Leaders

Plan a One-Day Retreat for Leaders

Leaders need a break to re-focus and refresh.
Go Deeper with Spiritual Disciplines

Go Deeper with Spiritual Disciplines

Everything you need to engage spiritual practices individually and in a group
Minister to Multiple Spiritual Maturity Levels

Minister to Multiple Spiritual Maturity Levels

Engage everyone in your group from not-yet believer to mature follower.
Go Deeper with Spiritual Disciplines

Go Deeper with Spiritual Disciplines

Everything you need to engage spiritual practices individually and in a group
Healthy Small Groups

Healthy Small Groups

Evaluate whether your group is healthy and take action to move it in the right direction.
Evaluations for Small-Group Leaders

Evaluations for Small-Group Leaders

Take a minute to give yourself and your group a quick checkup.
How to Lead People Older Than You

How to Lead People Older Than You

Three tips for setting up a great relationship
Healthy Ministries Effectively Communicate with Group Leaders

Healthy Ministries Effectively Communicate with Group Leaders

Multiple ways to keep your leaders in the loop
Help Your Leaders Understand Their Fivefold Gifts

Help Your Leaders Understand Their Fivefold Gifts

Apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds, and teachers can all serve in their sweet spot in small groups.
5 Ways to Develop Your Leaders This Summer

5 Ways to Develop Your Leaders This Summer

Take advantage of the slower pace to thank your leaders and prepare them for fall.
Healthy Ministries Have Healthy and Growing Leaders

Healthy Ministries Have Healthy and Growing Leaders

Why investing in leaders should be a top priority
The Gift of Listening

The Gift of Listening

Attentive listening is hard work, but it's necessary for healthy community.
Saturate Your Life with Jesus and His Mission

Saturate Your Life with Jesus and His Mission

Discipleship is everyday work.
Three Keys to Handling Tough Conversations

Three Keys to Handling Tough Conversations

How to prepare and facilitate effectively
5 Reasons to Quit Your Small Group

5 Reasons to Quit Your Small Group

And why you might want to stick around.
Help Your Leaders Understand Their Fivefold Gifts

Help Your Leaders Understand Their Fivefold Gifts

Apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds, and teachers can all serve in their sweet spot in small groups.

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Addressing a Leader's Sin Issue

Addressing a Leader's Sin Issue

10-step strategy for helping
Do We Really Love Community as Much as We Say We Do?

Do We Really Love Community as Much as We Say We Do?

What our response to difficult conversations says about our true values
When Leaders Become Ineffective

When Leaders Become Ineffective

How to restore leaders to fruitfulness
Longing for More from Small Groups

Longing for More from Small Groups

Ruth Haley Barton explains how to experience transforming community.
Beyond Good Small-Group Meetings

Beyond Good Small-Group Meetings

A review of M. Scott Boren's 'Leading Small Groups in the Way of Jesus'
Successful Discipleship in Small Groups

Successful Discipleship in Small Groups

Proven ways to develop mature disciples
Tres Elementos de Grupos Pequeños Vibrantes

Tres Elementos de Grupos Pequeños Vibrantes

Lo que un grupo pequeño es y no es.
How to Help Small-Group Leaders Struggling with Mental Health

How to Help Small-Group Leaders Struggling with Mental Health

Tips for prevention, resources, and support
Millennials Are Ready for More

Millennials Are Ready for More

How one campus ministry is raising the bar and developing disciples
Top 10 Small Group Training Tools of 2014

Top 10 Small Group Training Tools of 2014

You'll want to check out these popular resources!
Resource Review: STIR

Resource Review: STIR

An excellent resource for engaging in discipleship through small groups
Top 10 Resources of 2013

Top 10 Resources of 2013

The only list that combines Francis Chan, marketing, mental illness, and simplicity
Keep Your Promise to Pray

Keep Your Promise to Pray

A model for praying effectively for your small-group leaders
Resolving Small-Group Conflict

Resolving Small-Group Conflict

What I've learned from my mistakes
Why Should I Lead a Small Group?

Why Should I Lead a Small Group?

The challenges and benefits of this tough job.
When and How to End Well

When and How to End Well

Learn how to end your group in a healthy way.
Leading Outside the Box

Leading Outside the Box

Simple, practical ideas for mixing up your small-group meetings
How to Serve Your Small-Group Leaders

How to Serve Your Small-Group Leaders

Five things they need from you
Great Ideas for Honoring and Thanking Small-Group Leaders

Great Ideas for Honoring and Thanking Small-Group Leaders

Tips for celebrating your leaders at Christmas
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