Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Week: March 14-18, 2016

Small Group Leadership TIPS of the past week as Tweeted, posted on the Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. *     *     *     *     *     *     *   This week’s Small Group Leader TIPS focus on Rock ‘n Roll Wisdom for small groups. Monday, 3/14: #1 on most vital chart: “Shower the people … Continue reading “Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Week: March 14-18, 2016”

Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Week: March 7-11, 2016

Small Group Leadership TIPS of the past week as Tweeted, posted on the Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. *     *     *     *     *     *     *   This week’s Small Group Leader TIPS focus on ideas for building authentic community. Monday, 3/7: Small Group Sleepover – Spend the night together at someone’s … Continue reading “Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Week: March 7-11, 2016”

The Fool’s Gold of Group Discipleship: 6 Small Group Elements Easily Mistaken for the Real Thing

All that glitters is not discipleship. Christ-Centered, Holy-Spirit Empowered, Authentic, Missional Small Groups that Share Leadership are the environment where discipleship happens best, but I’ve witnessed far too often that many groups focus on the wrong wins. These are all fools gold: Good Meetings. If folks leave saying, “Great meeting!” they may have missed the … Continue reading “The Fool’s Gold of Group Discipleship: 6 Small Group Elements Easily Mistaken for the Real Thing”

Commit to Meeting Weekly (Commitment and Small Groups Series #10)

I’m on a personal mission to communicate the vitality of Commitment in Small Groups. Commitment is the key to authentic community, real discipleship, the bearing of lasting fruit, carrying out Christ’s mission, and multiplication. One of the places I see this lack of commitment most obviously inflicting small groups is in the frequency of group meetings. … Continue reading “Commit to Meeting Weekly (Commitment and Small Groups Series #10)”

The Costs of Commitment in Groups (Commitment and Small Groups Series #6)

I’m writing currently about commitment in groups and I believe this is vital. Groups that are committed to one another, despite the costs involved, are the ones in which people grow and develop into disciplemaking disciples. They are also the groups that grow in numbers. bear fruit, and reproduce themselves. Commitment always comes with a … Continue reading “The Costs of Commitment in Groups (Commitment and Small Groups Series #6)”