Monthly Archives: October 2009

Save the Date! "Community U" Coming to You!

  Small Group Conference dates have been set for 2010 and Steve Gladen and the Small Groups Team are hitting the road again!  A new conference, Community U: Connecting Your People to Your Church and Your Community will show you … Continue reading

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Ask the Network – How do you encourage male participation in small groups?

  Last month, Dafnette Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland asked: How do encourage male participation and retention in small groups? Do you plan fellowship outings, etc.? How can we equip male leaders to facilitate community among men? We have an … Continue reading

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Resources for You – October 2009

  This month we will be looking at two books, one is brand new and the other is a classic must read: Sticky Church by Larry Osborne and Sharing the Journey: Support Groups and America’s New Quest for Community by … Continue reading

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Small Group Studies: October 2009

  Formation: Building a Reliable Foundation The first release in the new Small Group Life series from LifeWay Small Groups, Formation: Building a Reliable Foundation, is now available!  From General Editor, Steve Gladen, Formation draws from the best small-group principles … Continue reading

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Leadership Lifter: The Temptations of Leadership

by Rick Warren The Pain and Pleasure Test God never asks you to do anything that He doesn’t give you the ability and the power to do. The same is true of leadership. God doesn’t ask you to be a … Continue reading

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Soul Searchin: 2 a.m. Friends

  by Jay Daniell A few years ago I had coffee with Tony and Burt, Small Group Ministry Leaders from towns over one hundred miles from my home. We had each been leading the Small Group Ministry at our churches … Continue reading

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Multiply or Divide? How to Start New Groups

  by Steve Gladen When I was in Seminary taking classes on World Missions, one thing my professors stressed was if we wanted to bring the Gospel to other cultures, we needed to be sensitive to those other cultures. We … Continue reading

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