I Share, Therefore I Am

August 28th, 2013 by Dan Mancini

This video by engineering and design student Shimi Cohen has profound things to say about connection, community, conversation, loneliness, and the role of social networking in modern society. Check it out.


Are You Leading a New Group?

August 27th, 2013 by Dan Mancini

Did you just form a new group at GroupLink? If so, we have some resources we want you to know about.

Visit groupleaders.org/startingwell. Read the rest of this entry »

Clarity and Leadership

August 26th, 2013 by Dan Mancini

Casting a compelling vision is a key component of good leadership. That’s the message of “People Aren’t Following You Because You Aren’t Being Clear,” a recent blog post by Donald Miller. Read the rest of this entry »

GroupLink Time Is Here Again

August 21st, 2013 by Dan Mancini

If you need to be there to start a new group, check your church web site for event details.

4 Ways to Think Life Change

August 19th, 2013 by Dan Mancini

Life change is all about obedience to the two greatest commandments—to love God and to love our neighbors (Matthew 22:36–40). God is in the business of changing lives. If we are to follow Jesus, then we have be about the business of changing lives too. But how do you make sure life change is the central goal of your group? How can you be intentional about creating an environment that helps your group members grow? Read the rest of this entry »

Parenting and Community

August 14th, 2013 by Dan Mancini

Parenting is a tough job. It’s a busy job. You may not know this, but parents are some of the least connected people in our churches. That’s because as kids get into later elementary and middle school, calendars get crazy with school and extracurricular activities, and it’s easy for parents to just drop out of community. Read the rest of this entry »

What Is Life Change, Anyway?

August 12th, 2013 by Dan Mancini

We talk about life change all the time. If you’re a Community Group leader, it’s your biggest goal for the people you lead. But what exactly is “life change”? How do you know it when you see it? Read the rest of this entry »

Starting Point Starts Today

August 11th, 2013 by Dan Mancini

Starting Point: The Series kicks off today. We’ve been planning this series for a long, long time, so we’re excited.

This is a great time for you and your group to track with Sunday services. Whether your group is full of longtime believers, those new to the faith, those still exploring, or a mix of all of them, this eight-week series will inspire some great conversations about the big questions of Christianity. This is such a unique opportunity for your group that we even recommend hitting the pause button on whatever you’re currently studying so you can experience Starting Point together as a group. You can always return to your current study in a couple months. Read the rest of this entry »

Emotional Intelligence and Leadership

August 7th, 2013 by Dan Mancini

In 1995, psychologist, educator, and author Daniel Goleman published Emotional Intelligence. He followed that with an influential Havard Business Review article titled “What Makes a Leader?” Goleman’s work made the case that great leadership depends more on EQ than it does on IQ or technical skills.

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Starting Point: The Series

August 5th, 2013 by Dan Mancini

Everything has a beginning. Every person, every idea, every journey starts somewhere. Whether it’s one small step in a new direction or a major event, it’s a moment when, from that point forward—nothing is ever the same.

It’s not always comfortable, it’s not always easy . . . but it’s a start. Read the rest of this entry »