re:group Conference 2013

June 28th, 2013 by Dan Mancini

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Are you a church leader in charge of a small groups ministry? Are you trying to launch a small groups ministry? Are you thinking about launching a small groups ministry? If so, the re:group Conference is just for you . . . and it’s coming October 21 and 22. Read the rest of this entry »

On Monday, I wrote about why Invest and Invite can be a great approach to group multiplication. In this post, I want to give you six practical ways to weave Invest and Invite into the life of your group. Read the rest of this entry »

Invest and Invite for Group Multiplication

June 24th, 2013 by Dan Mancini

In last week’s post, 6 Ways to Multiply Your Group Well, one of the six ways was to develop an Invest and Invite approach to multiplication. Over the next couple posts, I’ll dig a little deeper into that idea.

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6 Ways to Multiply Your Group Well

June 19th, 2013 by Dan Mancini

Multiplication is the topic most groups don’t want to talk about. That can make it particularly tough to lead your group through the process. It’s easier in the short-term to go with the flow and ignore multiplication until GroupLink season rolls around.

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Why Do We Have to Multiply?

June 17th, 2013 by Dan Mancini

[This week we’re featuring a couple posts on group multiplication. If you recently began a group, you may think these posts aren’t relevant to you right now. They are. We’ll go into more depth as to why that’s true in this week’s posts, but consider this: Everything has a beginning, a middle, and an end—including groups. Beginning with the end in mind will improve the quality of your group experience . . . even as you’re just starting out.—Ed.]

Multiplication is the topic groups most like to ignore. If you love your group, the idea of multiplying doesn’t sound fun, does it? Why introduce change when you have a good thing going? Why not just stay together forever? Read the rest of this entry »

Everyday Leadership

June 5th, 2013 by Dan Mancini

Drew Dudley is the founder of Nuance Leadership Development Services, an organization that creates leadership resources for communities, organizations, and individuals.

In this funny yet profound TED talk, he warns us about the dangers of thinking about leadership in terms of grand, world-changing gestures. He urges us to recognize that most leadership plays out as simple but life-changing interactions between people. Most important, he calls on us to appreciate and celebrate those interactions.

You never know how the small, seemingly inconsequential things you do and say may change the lives of the people you lead.

Four Ways to Tell Stories in Group

June 3rd, 2013 by Donald Smith

[Today’s post is by Donald Smith. Donald is part of Care at North Point Ministries.—Ed.]

Creating a comfortable environment for telling stories in group can be challenging. Not everyone ins a natural storyteller. Not everyone is eager to tell his or her story. They tell their stories out of order. They ramble. They forget important details or withhold the vital parts of the story out of embarrassment. The question is, what can you do as a leader to set your group members up to tell their stories more effectively? Read the rest of this entry »