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 […]

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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, […]

Books,Facilitating

“Now that’s a Good Question!” by Terry Powell

4 May , 2016  

Now That's A Good Question

In the new updated and expanded version of Now that’s a Good Question,  Dr. Terry Powell gives us a comprehensive and thorough understanding of how to effectively facilitate conversation-driven studies. The sub-title puts a finer point on the book’s aim: How to Lead Quality Bible Discussions.  This book delivers on that promise by arming you […]

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Facilitating

The Four-Step Group Discussion Method

29 Apr , 2016  

Four-Step Group Discussion Method

A simple but revolutionary way of doing evangelism and small groups is sweeping the globe. It started in India but it’s rocking the world. In suburbs of San Francisco, slums of South America, and Muslim tribes of Africa, the lost are being won, disciples are being mobilized, and churches are multiplying. It’s called the “Disciple-Making […]

Facilitating,Outreach

Build 4 Weeks into Your Group Study

22 Mar , 2016  

Building 4 Weeks Onto Your Small Groups

“Variety is the spice of life,” as the saying goes. The same could be said for your small group. Variety can spice things up compared to the weekly routine of Bible study, discussion and prayer. The other thing variety can do is “add on” to a study series that your group is going through. For […]

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8 Practices of Great Small Group Leaders

4 Jan , 2016  

8 Practices of Great Small Group Leaders

Most of the time, when we think leading a small group or a missional community, we think in terms of techniques. We live in a world driven by techniques. If you have a problem, someone out there has a solution they’re willing to sell you. If you follow their secret knowledge, then you’ll get different […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Facilitating,Featured

Small Groups… The No Spin Zone

11 May , 2015  

Small Groups No Spin Zone

With the 24 hour news cycle politics and politicians are sounding off ad nausea. And when they are sounding off I find myself asking this question… What is the truth? It seems like the news media has teams of people who do nothing but inform us when a candidate is telling the complete truth and […]