MMD: Peace With God

August 31st, 2015 by Dan Mancini

Here’s your Monday Morning Devotion:.

What Makes You Happy, Part 3: Peace With God

I hope it helps you to connect in with your heavenly Father this week.

Have ideas for ways to improve the Monday Morning Devotion? Use the comments, Facebook, or Twitter to share them.

New Resource: Big Church

August 28th, 2015 by Dan Mancini

A brand new group study based on Andy Stanley’s 2011 series, Big Church, is now available at Connections. Read the rest of this entry »

GroupLink is Over. Now What?

August 26th, 2015 by Dan Mancini

Did you just form a new group at GroupLink? If so, we have some resources for you.

Visit groupleaders.org/startingwell. It has a ton of stuff to help you lead your group through Community: Starting Well In Your Small Group, the 8-week starter curriculum you were given at the event. Read the rest of this entry »

MMD: Plan For It

August 24th, 2015 by Dan Mancini

Here’s your Monday Morning Devotion, based on yesterday’s message, Part 2 of What Makes You Happy.

What Makes You Happy, Part 2: Plan For It

Use the comments, Facebook, or Twitter to let me know what you think of the devotion and if there’s anything I can do to improve future entries.

GroupLink: Leave Space for God

August 19th, 2015 by Dan Mancini

Please, don’t end up in my group.

Be honest. If you’re a leader and you’ve been to GroupLink to start a new group or add members to an existing group, you’ve probably had that thought about someone. I know I have. Read the rest of this entry »

Spiritual Growth: Back in Stock

August 17th, 2015 by Dan Mancini

This is just a quick resource update. Back in June, I let you know that we’d run out of stock of the Spiritual Growth curriculum. It’s available again at goconnections.org.

That is all.

Monday Morning Devotion: What Makes You Happy

August 17th, 2015 by Dan Mancini

Yesterday, Andy Stanley kicked off a new series called What Makes You Happy. Today, we’re launching a new weekly feature on the blog. Every Monday morning, we’ll help you to kickstart your week by providing a brief devotion based on the week’s message. Read the rest of this entry »

GroupLink is Coming Up

August 11th, 2015 by Dan Mancini

There are people all around us who need to find their way into community. Many of them don’t even know yet how much they need intentional relationships with other people in order to better connect with their heavenly Father.

Is it time for you to lead a new group or add members to an existing group? GroupLink is coming up later this month. Check your church web site for more details.

Go to the SOURCE

August 7th, 2015 by Dan Mancini

If you’re looking for a book of the Bible study to do with your group, check out our SOURCE series. Each study is six to eight weeks long, and is available as a free PDF at groupresources.org. Yep, that’s right. These studies cost you zilch (except the cost of printer ink if you’re into hard copies). We’ve even written a short Leader’s Guide to help you and your group get the most out of the studies.

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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Multiplying Your Group

August 6th, 2015 by Dan Mancini

End Well is one of the most challenging Leader Essentials to do well. The way a group finishes plays an important role in the overall quality of the group experience (check out this post for more on that). All groups have a natural life cycle. It’s up to a group’s leader to work with group members to make a plan for finishing strong and, ideally, launching new groups out of the group that is ending. Read the rest of this entry »