Author Archives: Small Group Network

Group Talk…Dealing with Discouragement

We all face discouragement from time to time.  And it comes in many forms from numerous angles in our lives and ministry.  The July GroupTalk will help each of us take a “check-up from the neck up” concerning discouragement. Freedom … Continue reading

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Summer reading

Well, it’s summer again. Which means planning, preparing, and, hopefully, slowing down to read a bit. Undoubtedly, you have plenty on your list to read. But in case you’re looking for some new small group-related summer reading material, we’ve got … Continue reading

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Relational Transparency, Small Groups, & Freedom

Small Groups can create a place of healing for people to find freedom. Jesus’ ministry started with healing in mind. Remember how He read from the scroll of Isaiah in Luke 4:18-19, “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, … Continue reading

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The “easy” prison guards of our soul & small group ministry

Ah…freedom. As I write article I am sitting in a Starbuck’s at 7 a.m., which in itself doesn’t seem too out of the ordinary. Factor in now that I am not a morning person, it is my day off, I … Continue reading

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Group Talk! Rethinking Leadership Development

Welcome to the summer grind.  It always seems like summer is a time to catch your breath in ministry. But alas, it is really the time to be preparing for the next season including developing your Small Group Leadership Team.  … Continue reading

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Leadership: Who is Next?

“Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” John 20.21 We are all sent. It is built into the identity of a Christian. We are sent by … Continue reading

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8 tips to lasting in leadership

Whether leading a small group, a ministry or a church, spiritual leadership is heart work and it’s hard work.  This combination can take its toll, driving leaders to throw in the towel prematurely. It might be a conflict, a crisis, … Continue reading

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