History,Strategies

Preparing the American Underground Church

26 Aug , 2015  

Preparing the American Underground Church

Persecution is coming to the American church like we’ve never seen before. When the rules change, the church will have to change as well. If we’re not prepared though, many could fall away during the transition. The good news is, the Lord has given us everything we need in His Word and we can see […]

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Coaching

What A Small Group Coach Is “NOT”

11 Aug , 2015  

What A Small Group Coach Is NOT

I believe the difference between a mediocre small group ministry and an uncommon small group ministry comes down to a supporting infrastructure for group hosts/leaders. The terminology may vary as far as what you call it. I’ve heard terms like small group coaches, team leaders, community leaders, area leaders, etc. For the sake of sanity, […]

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Hangouts,SGC Media

2015 Young Leaders Lobby

29 Jul , 2015  

2015 Young Leaders Lobby Conference

The Young Leaders Lobby Conference is a gathering of 20’s and 30’s leaders that are driven by small group community. It’s happening October 12th – 14th, 2015 in sunny Southern California at the beautiful Rancho Capistrano Retreat Center in San Juan Capistrano, CA. Quick warning: This is not your average church leadership conference! While there […]

Group Studies

Explore the Bible: Hebrews Studies

22 Jul , 2015  

Explore the Bible Hebrews Studies

The Hebrews study books, from the Explore the Bible series (LifeWay), is a beautifully designed group resource for digging into the Word of God. If you’re looking for a change of pace from the popular video-driven topical curriculum and something that will keep your group focused in scripture, the Hebrews study books might be for […]

Group Studies

Discussing Mere Christianity

14 Jul , 2015  

Discussing Mere Christianity

They did it! They took one of the most beloved Christian classics, Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis, and created video-driven group curriculum to be used alongside of it. This new resource consists of a study guide and DVD that takes a person or group through eight sessions of thought provoking discussion. The videos are hosted […]

Featured,Strategies

Sustaining Small Groups After Church Wide Campaigns

7 Jul , 2015  

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More than 23,000 churches have taken their people through 40 Days of Purpose with the same consistent result: Across the board, the church’s small group ministry mushrooms after the study. Some churches jump from having a few groups to having many. One church had zero small groups before 40 Days of Purpose, but more than […]

Facilitating,Featured,Group Studies

Dare To Serve by Cheryl Bachelder

16 Jun , 2015  

Dare To Serve by Cheryl Bachelder

In the new leadership book Dare To Serve, Cheryl Bachelder lays out the guiding principles that turned around the Popeyes Lousiana Kitchen restaurant chain. Cheryl Bachelder is not only the CEO of Popeyes, she is also a strong believer in Christ as well. As a result, Dare To Serve also has a companion group study […]

Featured,Multiply,Strategies

Is There A Connection Between Reproducing Groups and Reproducing Churches?

10 Jun , 2015  

Is There A Connection Between Reproducing Groups and Reproducing churches

In their book, Exponential, Dave and Jon Ferguson wrote the following statement, “We’ve coached hundreds of churches that want to reproduce new sites. Without question, the churches that are most successful are those that have, in place, a culture of reproducing small groups.” One of the reasons my church (Real Life Church, Sacramento, CA; Pastors […]

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Facilitating,Featured

3 Reasons To Value Conversational Settings

3 Jun , 2015  

conversational settings

In a content-driven information age culture, people can miss the value of sitting in a circle for the purpose of discussion. Most people don’t want to talk to a group of people or listen attentively to a handful of individuals. Others don’t care for either. Acts 2:42 informs us that the early church was not […]

Books,Featured,SGC Media

Daring Faith by Rick Warren

26 May , 2015  

Daring Faith by Rick Warren

In the first small group video session of the Daring Faith series, Rick Warren make the following statement: “The most daring thing you can do with your life is to live completely for Jesus Christ. Today in America and most of the western world, we have removed all of the danger of following Christ. We […]

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