8 Keys for Building a Community Culture

Culture is something you feel. Every group of people and organization has a distinct culture. It’s the water in which you swim when you’re hanging out in an environment or with a small group of people. It’s what you experience through all your senses when you are gathered with others who are a part of […]

10 Ways to Build Leadership Lifelines

The relationships that leaders have with others who serve in a similar capacity as they do need to be nurtured in a team format. Healthy interconnectedness among leaders results in a sticky small group ministry. If leaders stick and grow…healthy members will follow. If members stick and grow…the church flourishes. This demonstrates itself through consistent […]

How to Design Your Own Community Life Calendar

A calendar shapes your culture of community in many ways because it helps to set priorities, puts communications in motion, and lets your people know what to expect. Forecasting how people can connect reveals that biblical community is an actual value of your church, projects your leadership expectations, and helps people to prepare. Start by […]

A 3-Step Plan for Mobilizing Your Small Group Outreach

If you want your small group to be healthy, contribute to God’s mission in the world, and inspire your group members grow closer to Jesus and help others to do the same – then voice the need to reach others with the Gospel! Get your small group thinking about others and sharing their faith. If […]

How Often Should you Communicate?

Connect with & learn from some of the brightest small group point people from around the world at the “Lobby Gathering” 2020 Small Group networking event! Space is limited to the first 100 attendees. For more info or to register, click HERE There is a tension when it comes to communicating with your Small Group leaders […]

4 Ways You Can Use Social Media to Grow Your Groups This Week

Social Media isn’t just a hip trend that has millenials hooked; it’s the direction that technology and society are continually developing together.  Small group point people know and champion that community is an essential part of life – so it shouldn’t surprise us that media has become social! Every person in this world desires to […]

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 […]

3 Things Stopping People from Joining Your Groups

We’re all dying for a place to belong. But for many of the people we serve, it’s hard to believe that authentic and safe community actually exists. The radically inclusive and welcoming nature of Jesus’ life and ministry was confusing, , challenging and frustrating for the religious people around Him. How strange to see this man […]

COMMUNICATION: 3 Tips to Ensure that You Get Heard

All too often, our communication falls flat.   The average email open rate is usually around 25%. We’ve all had times where half our team is frantically texting us with questions… that we answered very clearly in last week’s email.   Personally, instead of just trying to change WHAT I communicate, I’ve started focusing on HOW I […]

Four Helpful Lists that Make Evaluation Clear and Effective

Our primary role as leaders is to look forward, to see the future that CAN be, so that we can help people get there. But without looking back and evaluating, we never know if we are making real progress. And even when it feels like we are moving forward and getting better, evaluation helps us […]