Avoiding Pitfalls in Small Group Dynamics

Community is messy business! Having differences in a small group, acknowledging disappointments and hurt feelings, running up against frustrations and challenges is all part of moving to deeper maturity in community and Christ-likeness. In fact, conflict can be the very thing that helps your group to break-through to new levels of honesty and freedom in […]

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 […]

Boy…That Escalated Quickly!

If there is one thing we can all agree on when it comes to doing life together, it’s this fact, conflict will happen. But what do we do as a small group leader when there is that one constant prickly pear in the group? The one person who always seems upset about everything. Their Facebook […]