Top 10 Articles of 2020

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This was an incredible year for the Small Group Network! Our amazing team of authors all serve on the front lines of small group ministry in their local churches & write some of the most insightful content available for Small Group Point People. Enjoy our Top 10 most viewed articles from 2020

#10) “7 Things to communicate to your small group members during COVID-19”

#9) “Online Small Group Discussion Template”

#8) “4 Ways to Care For Your Small Group Leaders During COVID-19”

#7) “10 Questions Every Small Group Leader Should Keep in Their Bible”

#6) “6 Ways to Communicate with your Small Group Members During COVID-19”

#5) “6 Ways to do Prayer During Online Small Groups”

#4) “Online vs. In-Person: 5 Group Options for COVID Re-Entry”

#3) “How Saddleback Started 3,000 Groups During Covid-19”

#2) “6 Tips for Overcoming Virtual Meetings Fatigue”

#1) “8 Icebreakers for Online Groups” 

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  • Derek Olson

    Derek loves espresso, the outdoors and is passionate about building biblical community! He has been active in small group ministry since 2004 & is honored to serve as Pastor of Small Group Network Development at Saddleback Church.

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