3 Ways to Intentionally Care for Your Group Leaders

Grow as a leader, strengthen your team & accelerate the health & growth of your small group ministry by attending “Accelerate!”  It is an essential part of a small group point person’s role to care for our small group leaders. It is even more critical during this period of people being isolated and “quarantined”. There […]

3 Ways to Focus Your Small Group Ministry in 2021

Lobby Gathering 2021, one of the nation’s premier small group training & networking events, is now going to be a live virtual event from 9am-12pm PST Feb 23-24. See the session line-up or register HERE I enjoy reading and listening to leadership material by John Maxwell. He certainly has a calling and gift to communicate leadership […]

4 Ways Groups Can Serve Together Through the Holidays

Lobby Gathering 2021, one of the nation’s premier small group training & networking events, is now going to be a live virtual event from 9am-12pm PST Feb 23-24. See the session line-up or registerHERE Galatians 5:13,14 …only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For all […]

7 Ways to Encourage Evangelism in Groups

Get $100 off the “Lobby Gathering” 2021 – the nation’s premier small group networking event through November 30th! Connect with & learn from the brightest small group ministry leaders from around the nations for 3 days & 2 nights in SoCal at the stunning Capistrano Retreat Center. Price includes registration, lodging & most meals. Use […]

5 Ground Rules for Group Discussion

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It is vital when you start a new small group to lay down some ground rules, so everyone is on the same page and understand what the group is all about. Here are four important guidelines to communicate to your group. 1. Show GRACE to each other Everyone is at a different place in their […]

4 Action Steps to Stay Refreshed as a Small Group Point Person

Accelerate the health and growth of your small group ministry as we come out of covid by attending our Accelerate! Arizona small group workshop with Steve Gladen October 6-7 in Phoenix! Get $70 off the current registration price by using code AZ70 (code good through Sept 8th) Often, we as small group point people wear […]

4 To Do’s When You Feel Like Quitting

“This is the course I wish I would have had 35 years ago when I started small group ministry.” – Steve Gladen Presenting our new online training course – “Align!” Align will help you learn the small group ministry essentials. It features… 8 HD video session taught by Steve Gladen  A downloadable workbook Lesson discussion questions […]

4 One-Another’s to Promote Unity in Your Groups Ministry

Create your Free Small Group Network Account Today! As churches begin to mobilize for re-entry after COVID-19, we as Small Group Point People should consider how we can promote unity throughout our small group ministries. Most of us are familiar with the 59 or so “one-another’s” recorded in the Bible. They are commands for us […]

7 Things to communicate to your small group members during COVID-19

Create Your Free SmallGroupNetwork.com Account Today! 1. That you are PRAYING for them I believe that one of the greatest things we can do for our small group members during this time is to pray for them. Reach out to each one of your members and ask them what you can specifically pray for. Doing […]

4 Steps to Getting Started with Online Groups

Create Your Free SmallGroupNetwork.com Account Today! During this COVID-19 crisis, everyone is either making a rush to get online groups going at their church, or already have them in place and are trying to expand or refine them. In my context, I needed to get online groups up and running from scratch, because we have […]

Daniel Thomas

Connections Director



Daniel serves as Executive Pastor at Community Church of Mountain City, TN.  Daniel and his family are on a mission to establish roots within their community, fight for peace and serve well.  He serves as our Connections Director in laying the groundwork for Circles. He loves great coffee and traveling with his wife Tia and two children, Deklan and Aden



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