Category Archives: Small Groups

Game Changing Discipleship Tool

A few months ago, I wrote about a new curriculum tool that Lifeway Christian Resources was launching called – SmallGroup.com. SmallGroup.com is an online library of over 1300 Bible studies that you can completely customize for your church’s context and needs. All you have to do is plug in your pastor’s topic or main scripture, […]

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Small Groups For The Rest Of Us

I am so excited that my book, Small Groups For The Rest Of Us, finally releases today! Although I wrote it over the last year and a half, it was actually a several year process as we experimented and refined the ideas for helping everyone find community. My prayer is that the concepts in the […]

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Is Your Usher Team A Small Group?

One of the initial decisions you have to make for your groups system is what constitutes an official small group at your church. Most churches technically already have small groups. You probably have a guest experience group that greets people at the doors on Sundays or serves coffee. You may have a parking group that […]

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Coaching Group Starting This Fall

Most of my key moments of leadership breakthroughs have come during intensive time with a group of my ministry peers. Nothing beats having intentional time with other leaders who are in trenches with you. You have time to share wins, losses, ideas and best practices. This fall, I am opening a opportunity for a limited number […]

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Everyone Needs A Coach

I have written several times about the need for all leaders to have someone to lean on every once in awhile. In our small groups system at Cross Point, we called them coaches. Coaches are simply there to check in occasionally on leaders, and be a sounding board for any issues that might come up […]

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Custom Message Studies

Creating solid, biblical studies to go along with Sunday messages is one of the most difficult weekly tasks for most small group staff people. A lot of teaching pastors won’t have their messages ready to go until the end of the week, and that doesn’t give the writing team (usually one person) much time to go […]

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5 Benefits Of Groups

I believe that small groups are where sustained, life change happens best. That when a group of people spend time together in Biblical community, spiritual growth is possible. But when small groups are the option and not just an option at a church, there are also tons of additional benefits that come along with them. […]

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