Small Groups, Mental Health & a Few Good Men…

As you may well know, mental and relational health issues are at what experts believe to be an all-time high in our world. Therapists, counselors, life coaches and psychiatrists routinely have waiting lists for clients who are mentally, emotionally and spiritually desperate to see them. Prior to writing this article, I spoke with a well-respected […]

Grow Your Ministry By Growing Your Leaders

Leaders are Built not Found I first heard that quote from Craig Groeschel, lead pastor of LifeChurch. He brought it up in the context of turning the congregation into leaders for Christ in the community. Like so many other great nuggets we get from pastors like Craig, Rick Warren and more, I immediately applied it […]

The Key to Growing Irresistible Small Groups

With new small group events right around the corner, it’s easy to get caught up in the “I” dotting and “T” crossing of our current season. For those of us who fish for group leaders, group members and community builders this time of year, the forest is easily lost in the trees. We’ve all heard the […]

Coaching the Call

Late Spring and early Summer are often consumed with preparations for a Fall small groups push of some sort. Maybe your church is doing a campaign, a church-wide study, a group launching event or some other community building endeavor. While we often place great amounts of time and resources into the mechanics of how this […]

Casting Vision for Community

Grow as a leader, strengthen your team & accelerate the health & growth of your small group ministry by attending “Accelerate!”  Often times groups ministry is viewed as if it’s not as important as say, Kidmin or Students or the worship team. While we all know nothing could be further from the truth, getting that […]