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Joel Comiskey: Lessons Learned on the Cell Group Journey

Joel Comiskey: Lessons Learned on the Cell Group Journey

Posted by | Apr 17, 2014

Cell groups have exploded and grown churches overseas but they haven’t always seen the same results in America. Why? In the latest SGC Hangout below, we discuss this and more with Dr. Joel Comiskey. Joel Comiskey has been speaking, researching and publishing books on the cell-based church for over 15 years. He has also worked...

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4 Small Group Strategies To Avoid ADD Prayer

4 Small Group Strategies To Avoid ADD Prayer

Posted by | Apr 15, 2014

“What are you working on right now…?” “Why are you doing that…?” “Are you finished with the teacher’s assignment?” I once was a Paraeducator in the school district which basically meant I assisted classroom teachers by working with children who had learning difficulties. One of...

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Scott Boren: Developing Small Group Leaders

Scott Boren: Developing Small Group Leaders

Posted by | Apr 09, 2014

How do we create a culture that encourages healthy leadership development? Is it possible for our small group systems and goals to actually get in the way of spiritual formation in a leader’s life? In the video below, I hangout with our own Scott Boren to discuss how we can maintain the value of making disciples at the...

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The Joy of Pouring Out Your Life

The Joy of Pouring Out Your Life

Posted by | Apr 07, 2014

Yes, and if I am being poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all. - Philippians 2:17  It is intriguing that the Apostle Paul compared his life to a drink offering being poured out. The drink offering was a designated amount of wine that was required daily by the...

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When Starting Groups: Enter Through the Gates

When Starting Groups: Enter Through the Gates

Posted by | Apr 03, 2014

In Biblical times, the city “gates” were the first place of entry into a city. Even though this put the gates on the outer rim of a city’s geography, make no mistake about it: The gates were the center of city life. If you’re a new Small Group Point Person (staff or volunteer), you need to know where the gates of your church...

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Mark Howell: Cultivating A Sense of Family

Mark Howell: Cultivating A Sense of Family

Posted by | Mar 31, 2014

How attractive is a “sense of family” to Americans in the 21st century? The answer is obvious when you take a moment to get acquainted with the social landscape of our present culture. In the video below, Mark Howell breaks down current trends that every small group point person, small group leader and small group coach...

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Knowing Jesus – Part 7

Knowing Jesus – Part 7

Posted by | Mar 28, 2014

Part 7 of the “Knowing Jesus Series (The Gospel of John)” has been written, uploaded and made available for FREE download. Part 7 focuses on Jesus revealing Himself as the Light of the world. You can click here to download Part 7 of the series for FREE…   You can click here to visit the forum post where the entire series...

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Where in the Bible is a Small Group Meeting?

Where in the Bible is a Small Group Meeting?

Posted by | Mar 24, 2014

I’m passionate about the importance of small groups complimenting (not duplicating) the experience of the corporate gatherings on the weekends. I’ve seen seasoned lay leaders lead a small group for the first time and innocently turn it into a mini-service or Sunday school class. This happens as a result of their previous church...

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