Leadership

Speaking Vision Into Those Around You

16 May , 2012  

speaking life

“You are the salt of the earth…You are the light of the world (Matt. 5:13-14).” Jesus ministered to the poor and downtrodden of society. A lot of the people who followed Him and His teachings were looked down upon by the Pharisees and Sadducees. Their state of sickness, disease or poverty was viewed as the […]

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Multiply

John Chapter 12, Verse 24

15 May , 2012  

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Jesus said in John 12:24, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit (NASB).” The general context of this passage speaks to the sacrifice required of a disciple of Christ. It’s also a great illustration […]

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Assistants

The 1st Actionable Item

14 May , 2012  

When starting a small group it’s important to start with prayer. Always start with the spiritual component when it comes to transforming lives. After you’ve prepared yourself through prayer, there is one actionable item that many leaders skip over when starting a small group: Approaching a potential assistant leader or leaders. Before you decide where […]

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Devotion

Light Up Your Vision!

12 May , 2012  

The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness.  Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness. If then your whole body is full […]

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Facilitating

Prepare For The Group Meeting

11 May , 2012  

small groups

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Failing to plan is planning to fail?” For those of us who have made attempts at leading people in any context, we know the painful truth of that statement. Too many group leaders attempt to fly by the seat of their pants when it comes to facilitating a small […]

SGC Media

Welcome!

10 May , 2012  

Small Groups

Welcome to SmallGroupChurches.com! We’re believing to see churches grow, one small group at a time. Everyday we’ll be publishing new content to inspire, encourage and equip small group leaders. With our forum, we also provide the opportunity for you to contribute content to the community as well. If you want to post a testimony or […]

Media,Strategies

What A Small Group Is NOT

9 May , 2012  

If there isn’t focused leadership, crystal-clear vision and intentional mission a small group can quickly encounter many pitfalls. Remember, the vision and goals of a small group should be to grow, raise up new leaders and multiply into more small groups. When a small group loses that sense of calling, bad habits and ‘stinkin thinkin’ […]

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Strategies

What Is A Small Group?

8 May , 2012  

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A small group is a small community. The reason it’s described as “small” is not because it is insignificant. It’s described in this manner to emphasize to the group members that’s it’s not an isolated community. It is only “small” in the context of the larger community it belongs to: the body of Christ. It […]

Media,Strategies

Rick Warren on Small Groups

7 May , 2012  

Rick Warren

In the included video Rick Warren makes some powerful statements regarding small groups in the context of the local church. Here’s what stuck with me: 1. “In order to have unity in your church, you have to have to create community. You can’t have unity without community, you can’t have community without unity.” 2. “A […]

History,Media

Origins of Small Groups – Part 2

6 May , 2012  

Joel Comiskey

In the 2nd video, included below, Dr. Joel Comiskey describes some of the basic elements of small groups that he has studied. There is no exact formula, in my opinion, but the principles Joel Comiskeys conveys here are insightful in forming one’s philosophy of small group ministry.       Click on the link for […]