Author Archives: Chris

Start The School Year Off Right

Everyone is about to be at your church at the same time. At least, that’s how it will feel when school starts back in August. It can get depressing for church leaders to see lower numbers in church and groups during the summer. Vacations and altered schedules can make it feel like the church has […]

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Four Activities Your Groups Can Do This Summer

Summer is officially here and that means your small group meeting schedule will probably get interrupted for the next three months–and that’s ok. We all need seasonal changes of pace to keep things fresh. Mark Batterson says that, “A change of pace + a change of place = a change of perspective.” A summer of […]

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Should Groups Stop For The Summer?

    Now that the school year is almost over, baseball is in full swing, and pools are open for business, your church’s small groups are starting to calculate whether to continue meeting over the next three months. Figuring out summer is especially tricky for family groups. If they continue meeting every week, attendance will […]

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Four Ways To Connect People Into Groups After Easter

I can almost guarantee that your church will have unconnected people in it on Easter Sunday. In fact, most churches will have record attendance on that day, but we rarely plan for how to help those new attenders get plugged into community as soon as possible. If one of your purposes for small groups is […]

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Five Things To Consider After Your Campaign

If you decided to launch a church-wide study with your small groups this year, you’re probably just getting started or in the middle of that campaign. Now is the time to plan for what is next. The success of the campaign is not as much about how many people signed-up, but how many people continue […]

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