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, […]

Culture,Strategies

Millennial Perspectives on Small Groups & More

11 Apr , 2017  

Millennial Perspectives on Small Groups & More

Something is profoundly missing in today’s churches. While we may not be able to put our finger on exactly what the problem is, many of us have silently wrestled with suspicions that the type of life we read about in Scripture does not line up with what we’re currently experiencing in our ecclesial communities. There […]

Discipling

Materials for Training Small Group Leaders

5 Apr , 2017  

Equipping Track

While living in Pasadena, California, I learned the benefits of belonging to an automobile club. Before traveling long-distances by car, I would first ask an automobile club worker to map out the best route. Within minutes I knew exactly how to get to my destination. I could then enjoy the ride because I knew where […]

Group Studies

What study should our small group use next?

27 Mar , 2017   Video

This is a question I constantly receive from pastors and small group hosts from around the country. In this video I respond to this question from two different view points: I want to share a great resource that can help you if you have this question. I want to share how you can join me […]

Books

World’s Greatest Small Group by Michael C. Mack

23 Mar , 2017  

World's Greatest Small Group Leader by Michael C. Mack

From more than 25-years of experience in small group ministry as a church leader, writer, and trainer, Michael C. Mack has discovered what makes small groups great. In his new book, World’s Greatest Small Group, the author makes the bold claim that ordinary people can courageously lead extraordinary groups. They simply need to develop 7 […]

SGN

25 Rick Warren Quotes

13 Mar , 2017  

25 Rick Warren Quotes

There is no small church in God’s eyes… no matter what size the plane is, the pilot always takes it just as seriously. Big isn’t better. Small isn’t better. Better is better. Healthy is better. Growing churches require growing leaders. I don’t worry about growing the church, I worry about growing me. What most Senior […]