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Leadership, Jesus, & Your Small Group Ministry

Small group ministry is all about people. Day in and day out at Saddleback Church I could spend the majority of my time dealing with people and mess. After all, that is why we went to Seminary—to deal with people. … Continue reading

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When opportunity knocks, what do you do?

When you or your people are presented with an opportunity to grow, a certain degree of risk is always involved. It may be a risk of time or money or a risk of stepping out of a comfort zone. At … Continue reading

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Should your groups go ‘mobile’?

Ever wondered if your training, communication, and huddles should go mobile for small groups at your church? If you answered “No,” then take a look at these stats. You may be surprised by just how prevalent mobile media is becoming. … Continue reading

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The time on an elevator could change your small group ministry

You know the drill. You are waiting for an elevator, any elevator. The door opens; you walk in, face the door, press the button and stare at the door. Everyone does the same thing. Comedians have made acts out of … Continue reading

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Leading Small Groups with Purpose!

It’s here – the much-anticipated follow up book to Small Groups With Purpose: How to Create Healthy Communities! Available for pre-order right now, Leading Small Groups With Purpose: Everything You Need to Lead a Healthy Group is the book you … Continue reading

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Top Ten Christmas Movie Quotes

by Cheryl Shireman As Christmas approaches our television sets are filled with Christmas movies. For better or worse, these movies have become a part of our culture, and I would bet, a part of your own family’s Christmas tradition. For … Continue reading

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Twelve Global Online Gathering – “Phenomenal!”

by Ron Wilbur The Twelve global online gathering for small group ministries was a breakthrough conference in so many ways. 5,000 small group champions, pastors, lay leaders, and others interested in small group ministry from 21 countries came together online … Continue reading

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