Over the years, I’ve used Story Cards in three or four small groups, at work, with family, and in Starting Point groups. And they’ve worked 100 percent of the time.
If you want to grow, why can’t you just go to a Sunday school class and learn theology? Why do you have to let other people get all up in your business?
If you just started a new group, it may feel like it’s too early to begin asking your group members to do some of the tasks that make group happen. It’s not.
Vulnerability is more than just sharing our biggest secrets. It’s also stepping out in smaller ways to reveal more of ourselves to others.
How often do we use words or phrases in our groups that not everyone understands? It's especially important to watch out for this kind of thing when new believers or non-believers are in your circle.
Your group is a great place to celebrate what Jesus has done in all of your lives, and to remember the sacrifice he made on your behalf.
Don't forget to connect socially with your group and have some fun. To help you out, we've created this Christmas Would You Rather? icebreaker game.
It's nearly Be Rich time once again! Our annual giving and serving campaign, launches November 5. As part of the campaign, we want to help you prepare to Serve Together with your small group.
Moving toward the holidays while carrying the weight of loss can prompt feelings of depression, despair, or numb emotions — the opposite of what our society and culture expects of us.
How do you lead from a position of influence instead of authority? That's what this video is all about.
Doing a study over the summer months is unrealistic for most groups, but staying connected is still important . . . and do-able.
It's important that you foster a collaborative relationship with a church staff member now—even if it's currently smooth sailing in your group. You'll want that relationship in place in the event that one of your group members enters a difficult season.
I’m certain Jesus prayed every day, but there was something about changing his schedule and location that took his prayer time to a different level.
As leaders, you have the opportunity to set up new groups with leaders—equipped leaders, ready to step into leadership. We call this replacing yourself and it's part of our multiplication strategy.
You don't always have to go deep with Story Cards. You can also use them as a fun ice-breaker at the beginning of any group meeting.
Picking your next study can be a little daunting because of all of the options out there. But we want to challenge you to be proactive. Don't just think in terms of topic or format. Think in terms of what your group members might need to take a next step in their relationship with Jesus.
Groups support, challenge, and encourage members to apply the truth they are learning. And application leads to transformation.
Whether or not you normally do anything to observe Lent, this is a time of year when your group members are either more contemplate or want to be more contemplative.
It may be time to multiply. Does that freak you out a little? Does it make you wonder why we make a big fuss over ending groups.
Are you currently asking, “What should my group study next?” There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to that question, but check out groupresources.org by clicking the Resources link at the top of this page. But how do you actually choose what's right for your group?