Strategies

3 Tips When Launching Interest Based Small Groups 

22 Jun , 2017  

Launching Interest-based Groups

God is so creative in how he made the human race to be so diverse! Different nationalities, unique languages, beautiful skin colors and various interests! Here are 3 tips when launching interest based groups… #1. Recruit leaders with an Appeal to their Interests  It’s crazy how two complete and total strangers who have never met […]

Facilitating

Rick Warren Trains Group Hosts to Anoint with Oil

10 Jun , 2017   Video

Recently at Saddleback Church, Pastor Rick Warren trained all of his small group hosts at a Host Gathering how to anoint with oil and pray the prayer of faith. This was to prepare for an upcoming weekend message, “Learn How to Live an Anointed Life.” The group hosts were going to be assigned to prayer […]

Discipling

Three Dimensions of Flourishing Faith

1 Jun , 2017  

three dimensions of flourishing faith

Group Hosts engaged in the process of disciple making, must see themselves as spiritual anthropologists. They must be observing the people in their group with a prayerful disposition in order to be a catalyst for others’ faith to flourish. Consider the wisdom offered to shepherds in Proverbs 27:23 (NIV), “Be sure you know the condition […]

Outreach,SGC Media

Bill Donahue: We Don’t Need Any More Small Group Bible Studies

26 May , 2017   Video

I had the honor of meeting Dr. Bill Donahue at a leadership event at my church. This video clip about small groups is from that night… Dr. Bill Donahue, Ph.D., is a speaker, author and leadership consultant. A graduate of Princeton University, Bill also holds a Ph.D. in Adult Learning from the University of North […]

Discipling

The Most Important Shift

17 May , 2017  

The Most Important Shift

A man with two sons told the older boy, ‘Son, go out and work in the vineyard today.’ The son answered, ‘No, I won’t go,’ but later he changed his mind and went anyway. Then the father told the other son, ‘You go,’ and he said, ‘Yes, sir, I will.’ But he didn’t go. “Which […]

Group Studies

Play the Man by Mark Batterson

11 May , 2017   Video

If you’re looking for a group study to inspire and empower Fathers to mold their young sons into men of God, look no further than “Play the Man” by Mark Batterson! This brand new resource speaks to the desperate need in our generation for mature men of God who know who they are while also […]

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Discipling

Banning Liebscher: Rooted in Community

8 May , 2017   Video

In this video, Banning Liebscher shares the following truths with us: “The enemy comes to isolate you.” “Isolation is a killer.” “Our culture, church and secular, screams, ‘independence.’” “You have to fight for this thing called, ‘community.’ Your root system must be community.” As I watched this video, I also thought of the following verse […]

Culture

Mark Zuckerberg on Small Groups and Facebook’s Future 

1 May , 2017  

Mark Zuckerberg on Small Groups and Facebook’s Future

In a recent interview with WIRED*, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and co-founder of Facebook, shared that small group ministry is a model he considers when he looks to the future of his social media website. It’s an intriguing comment from the marketplace and it’s loaded with transferable insights for disciple makers. I think it’s important for […]

Strategies

Small Groups or Missional Communities? Or Both?

24 Apr , 2017  

grouping your church in the way of Jesus

Those who write about small groups—let’s call them “the experts” tend to talk about the way we group in either/or categories: “small groups” or “missional communities.” These are, of course, overly simplistic labels that I’m using here for the sake of being clear. I use them to describe the basic expectations of different grouping strategies. […]

Facilitating

How Your Group Can Become the World’s Greatest Small Group (and 7 People Who Will Never Lead It)

19 Apr , 2017  

How Your Group Can Become the World’s Greatest Small Group (and 7 People Who Will Never Lead It)

God uses ordinary people to courageously lead extraordinary groups! In fact, I believe that when ordinary people are equipped with the same powerful traits as Jesus had, they can do what Jesus’ group did: change the world! In my new book, World’s Greatest Small Group, I discuss these 7 powerful traits of a life-changing leader, […]