The Healing Support of Fellow Small Group Members

Grow as a leader, strengthen your team & accelerate the health & growth of your small group ministry by attending “Accelerate!”  During various moments within each of our lives, we are confronted with events or circumstances that give us the opportunity to pursue inner healing. Until we are called by the Lord and meet Jesus […]

8 Ways to Encourage Word-Driven Conversations

The Bible is the Word of God, and as the small group leader, it is imperative that you bring people back to it time and time again (Gal 1:11-12; 2 Tim 3:14-17; 2 Pet 1:20-21, 3:15-16). The Holy Spirit will use your intentionality in this way to bring the power of His Word to everyone’s […]

Clearing Spiritual Blockages Together as a Small Group

Grow as a leader, strengthen your team & learn the essentials of small group ministry by attending Align Nashville! As small group leaders, we are always thinking of ways to nurture deeper connections between our group members and God. Yet at times, the events within the world and within our individual lives sometimes can create […]

Small Group Evaluation Questions

Grow as a leader, strengthen your team & accelerate the health & growth of your small group ministry by attending “Accelerate!”  On the Small Group Network Facebook group, I recently asked for suggestions for questions group leaders could use to evaluate their group. Boy, did I get some great ideas! I have in mind that […]

5 Tips for Becoming a Great Conversationalist

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Not everyone is a natural at making conversation. This is an important skill as a small group leader because your ability to converse helps people to feel more at ease and at home in your group. You can build your confidence in creating conversation that actually constructs community by applying these tips that ANYONE can […]

Exponential Small Group Growth in a Post-Covid World

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Church small group growth can be exponential… even at your church! Find out from some of the experts on how to grow your small groups in a big way! Part 1: Exponential Thinking by Rick Warren Part 2: Exponential Growth from the SGN Virtual Lobby Gathering [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id=”thinking”][vc_column][vc_column_text] By Rick Warren There are many […]

3 Proven Models for Small Group Outreach

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 An ideal small group is a micro-church—a church in miniature. As such, it fulfills the five purposes of the church: Worship […]

Don’t Miss Doing THIS for the New Year!

As we approach a New Year, thoughts turn toward the future and what’s next. If you’re having an end-of-the-year connect with your group members in-person or online, ask them: What does God want to do in and through our group this next year / season? Once you get a sense of what this looks like, […]

Connecting over Attending

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 GladenA downloadable workbookLesson discussion questionsAn official Small Group Network completion certificateA special gift to help further your Small Group Ministry Learn more by watching the free course introduction […]

10 Ways to Unleash Creative Small Group Worship

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Although everyone would agree worship is an essential part of our spiritual life, many leaders wrestle with how to incorporate it into their group time without it feeling forced or awkward. One of the ways you can “break the ice” is to help your small group members expand their understanding of what worship can look […]