Roles of a Leader in Small Group Discussions

Under the guidance of a skillful leader, small group discussions can be effective. Carefully guided discussions can change hearts, minds, habits, and attitudes. Be The Leader Whatever your topic of discussion, make sure you have a goal in mind for the discussion. Have a clear idea of what you expect to accomplish. As the leader, … [Read more…]

How to Nurture New Believers in Small Groups

Becoming a child of God is the greatest privilege one can experience. Accepting the invitation through faith in Jesus is not a religious decision but a relationship. It is that relationship that needs to be nurtured. Mentoring Because a new believer has begun a new relationship with God, they are best nurtured through relationships. This … [Read more…]

4 Steps to Training Small Group Leaders

Those who have been part of a vibrant, active, small group can share how that group has helped in numerous ways. For some, their lives were completely transformed as a result of being part of a small group. For others, the small group sustained them through some of the fiercest storms in their lives. For … [Read more…]

Your Best Social Connection

Reaching Out in Distress Remember these posts? “Feeling lonely,” “Feeling depressed, angry, gloomy…” These posts on social media are often followed by responses from readers with sympathetic words. The list of responses are often quite long. Do these words have any lasting impact? Is the person’s condition improved by the words offered by sympathetic fingers … [Read more…]

The New You…Sure, Assertive, Trusting

“You? You won’t amount to much.” “Since you’re a poor student, you won’t be able to do much with your life.” “Are you sure you can handle that? You’re too skinny.” “Isn’t that motorcycle too big for you?” Those words and others similar to that pierced deep into my being. I never thought much of … [Read more…]

3 Reasons Why Some Church Planters Fail

After struggling with failed church plants, stalled attempts, and some successes, I've had the privilege of helping several church planters. The road has not been easy for any of these people who have put themselves on the front lines. Some of them bailed out after several years of struggle, and others press on. It has … [Read more…]

3 Step Plan For Early Risers

Getting up early in the morning has not been easy for me. But this is something that I’ve struggled with, and practiced since my teenage years. This practice still remains a challenge for me as the mornings are not easy. So if it’s been such a challenge, why continue to struggle? I have found that … [Read more…]

4 Reasons Why You Should be Part of a Small Group

4 Reasons Why You Should be Part of a Small Group I remember the young couple that came to church shy and withdrawn. They both seemed unsure of themselves. They’d hardly look at anyone’s face nor speak to others.   Soon after they came, we got them connected to a small group near their home. … [Read more…]