Books

Tribe by Sebastian Junger

8 Aug , 2016  

Tribe - Sebastian Junger

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger is a must-read for anyone serious about building biblical community and breaking free from the western, individualistic patterns that hold us back from following The Way of Jesus. It’s important to note that this is not a small group or Christian book… but it can be. The […]

Activities,Discipling

The Disgrace of Segregated Small Groups

21 Jul , 2016  

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Small groups can either divide us or bring reconciliation. We can’t deny that a level of racial divide exists in the U.S. (still) today. I’m not pointing fingers for who is responsible for this and I hope you don’t either. But I want to move beyond that fact and look at the state of our […]

Discipling

Banning Liebscher: It’s Not Just Me and Jesus

7 Jul , 2016   Video

In this video, Banning Liebscher of Jesus Culture shares the following perspective: It’s not just me and Jesus. It’s a very western mindset that says, ‘It’s just me and Jesus, I don’t need anybody else.’  You do need other people…” The Bible verse he speaks from is 1 Peter 5:5 (NKJV): Likewise you younger people, […]

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Featured,Strategies

The Small Group Journey, Not the Destination

28 Jun , 2016  

The Small Group Journey Not the Destination

While sitting with a pastor newly tasked with overseeing the development of groups, he asked, “Tell me about some churches where groups are working.” After we discussed a few of the most effective small group models, it became clear that he was seeking to find the right destination for his church. As we talked about […]

Featured,Strategies

Directing Your Small Group Ministry

23 Jun , 2016  

Directing Your Small Group Ministry

What’s your role as the Small Group Point Person? When you read the Book of James see a great analogy of the tongue as the rudder in James 3:4-5a. Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever […]

Activities,Featured,Strategies

Switchin’ It Up with Summer Groups

16 Jun , 2016  

switchin it up with summer groups

Last month we launched our summer term of small groups & have seen hundreds of un-connected people get connected into community! We’ve seen new friendships being made, families growing deeper in faith & lots of fun being had! We’ve seen many new leaders rise up to use their God-given gifts in leading & facilitating these groups! Praise […]

Featured,Group Studies

Onward by Russell Moore

9 Jun , 2016   Video

If you’re looking for a video-driven groups study that will lay a biblical foundation for your people regarding topics at the center of our culture’s conversations, then Onward by Dr. Russell Moore is for you! In his book, videos and study guide, Russell Moore not only defines reality for modern Christians, he has since modeled […]

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Featured,Strategies

5 Paradigm Shifts for Small Group Ministry

2 Jun , 2016  

5 Paradigm Shifts for Small Group Ministry

While the phrase “paradigm shift” may be used and heard a lot today, the actual occurrence of one is still a rare sight. A paradigm shift can be defined as a dramatic change by members of a group or community in the cognitive framework of basic assumptions, ways of thinking, underlying suspicions and methodology.  I […]

Discipling

John Bevere on Multiplication

26 May , 2016   Video

John Bevere shares an insightful perspective on the value of multiplication in a believer’s life. Here are the scriptures he references in the video: 1 Corinthians 4:2 – “Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful” (NKJV). Matthew 25:14- 26 – The Parable of the Talents Genesis 1:28 – “Then God blessed […]

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Discipling

Grace Filled Groups

24 May , 2016  

Grace Filled Groups Dean Deguara

I’ve said it many times over the years, but I’m going to make an official statement (drum roll please). Groups provide the best context for the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit has become the weird uncle at our Sunday church services; so weird that we’ve now excluded our weird uncle from attending […]