7 Ways Your Group Can Celebrate the Holidays

16 Nov , 2015  

7 Ways Your Group Can Celebrate the Holidays

The holidays are coming. What is your small group’s plan? NOW is the time to start planning! Many groups struggle with meeting and studying over the holidays, and this can be detrimental to the health of your group. Not only that, but this is a prime time of the year to help your group members grow […]


7 Ways to Suffocate Your Small Group

30 Sep , 2015  

7 Ways to Suffocate Your Small Group

Are you a new small group leader or host? Has your new group already launched and started rolling?  Hopefully by now your group has gathered a few times, experienced genuine community and everyone is excited for the future! However, when it comes to leading a small group, there is something important you must know: Many […]


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 […]



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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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 […]

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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 […]


Sustaining Small Groups After Church Wide Campaigns

7 Jul , 2015  


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 […]

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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 […]


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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