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. […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


25 Small Group Quotes from “The Lobby” SoCal 2017

9 Mar , 2017  

25 Small Group Quotes from “The Lobby” SoCal 2017

The largest global network of small group ministry leaders, the “Small Group Network,” annually hosts “The Lobby” small group conference in Southern California. Here are the top 25 quotes from this amazing week… People join a small group for content, but they stay for the relationships. – Rick Warren You can’t microwave a great small […]


Following-Up by Bill Search

23 Feb , 2017   Video

“Did you know that great groups die after their first meeting? You can have a wonderful meeting with people and then… The group just sort of disbands.” – Bill Search Bill Search is the Life Groups and Ministry Lead Pastor at Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin. In this video he shares proven strategies in the […]


Group Studies

A Life of Worship Group Study

10 Feb , 2017   Video

If you haven’t heard of A Life of Worship you are missing out! This dynamic group resource can shift the spiritual climate of a small group with it’s passion for worship. Even if your group isn’t strong in the area of seeking God together, A Life of Worship can accelerate their faith and hunger with it’s […]