5 Tips for Becoming a Great Conversationalist

Our main session panels this year feature Steve Gladen (Saddleback), Bill Willits (North Point), Dave Enns (North Coast) & are hosted by Group Talk Podcast’s Carolyn Taketa! Get 30% off now by using code SAVECASH Not everyone is a natural at making conversation. This is an important skill as a small group leader because your […]

5 Tips for Navigating Disagreements in Your Small Group

Accelerate the health & growth of your small group ministry by attending one of these “Accelerate” Small Group Workshops! In his excellent new book, How the Body of Christ Talks, Chris Smith highlights the fact that we live in a fragmented age, from denominations to communities to families. The reasons for this are numerous from […]

5 Ideas to Help Small Group Members “Be Present”

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1 Simple Way to Improve Conversations

We have all been there. You are sitting in your small group; a member shares a vulnerable story of what is happening in his/her life. The room falls quiet as people try to figure out what to say. In desperation, another person replies with a story of his/her own, which typically begins in this manner, […]

4 Keys to Hard Conversations

Hard conversations can be challenging. They are never fun. And truthfully most of us would rather not have to have any hard conversations. However, sometimes they are necessary. Maybe there is a Small Group leader who is teaching something contrary to the church’s core values. Or maybe a Small Group member is using their group […]

3 Simple Strategies to Increase Dialogue in Groups

As a small group point person, you understand the complexities of building strong community and how intricate a process that is. However, you also want to put simple, easy-to-implement tools in the hands of your small group leaders. Some groups benefit from a nudge in the right direction. One change or addition can open a […]