Monthly Archives: February 2012

Group Talk: 3 of the Greatest Emerging Trends in Small Group Ministry

We are all drawn to the latest and greatest ideas concerning Small Groups.  So let’s step back and take a macro look at what has been happening from the vantage point of one of the most knowledgeable and respected and … Continue reading

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God’s strategy for your success, part 3

By Rick Warren This is the third installment in a four part series. Today, I am going to look at another one of the principles of success. In the last two issues, I discussed the first three principles: 1. Be … Continue reading

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What to Stop and Start in 2012

by Lance Whitt Stop ignoring the dysfunction Many churches and ministries suffer from I like to call “terminal niceness”.   We just aren’t very good at hard conversations.  For the most part we are polite, sensitive, and hate conflict.  So, … Continue reading

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The Gospel-centered small group leader

by Ben Reed When it comes to talking about the marks of a true follower of Jesus, it’s no surprise that Paul starts out talking about love. Literally, Romans 12:9 says, “Let love be without hypocrisy.” This is significant because … Continue reading

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Small group promo video

If you’re looking to get new folks connected in small groups, this could be a great video for you to show. And the creators of the video have made it available, in editable form, for free! (links below) Happy video-sharing! … Continue reading

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Where is your group’s love?

February is a month thought of as the “love” month. More flowers and candy will be sent this month more than any other month, all in the name of “love”. It is a month centered on Valentine’s Day, seen as … Continue reading

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Group Talk: 4 Things I wish I’d learned earlier in ministry with Steve Gladen

by Jay Daniell Steve Gladen is well known as the Small Groups Pastor of Saddleback Church in Southern California.  He has been at the helm of developing a ministry currently supporting over 4000 Small Groups.  Needless to say, Steve has … Continue reading

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