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)”

5 Surefire Ways to Screw Up a Small Group (Commitment and Small Groups Series #4)

1. Make your group all about you. When you first looked for a small group, you may have done so in the same way you shopped for a new car or a new refrigerator. You looked for features you wanted, features like the right people, the right location, the right day or time, and the … Continue reading “5 Surefire Ways to Screw Up a Small Group (Commitment and Small Groups Series #4)”