What Are We Going to Study?

What Are We Going to Study?

“What are we going study?” is always a question that Small Group leaders wrestle with once–or in our case many–times a year. Start By Asking Group Members I always begin assessing the needs of my Small Group members. Individually, I plant a bug in...
4 Tools for Real Fellowship

4 Tools for Real Fellowship

In a previous post, we uncovered what real fellowship looks like. But what are a few easy tools that we can use in the group to bring about this real fellowship? 1. Member Covenant Most everyone in your group is a church member, or should be (here’s where to start if...
How Do We Get Real Fellowship?

How Do We Get Real Fellowship?

Community. Vulnerability. Real-ness. Living life together.  As group leaders, we all want these things – even if they’re hard to define.But here’s the reality:Awkward silencesGroups that don’t gelPeople that don’t talkPeople that come half the time (if that)If...
Helping Others Through Discouragement

Helping Others Through Discouragement

Every one of us gets discouraged from time to time. Some of us get discouraged often. In a fallen world, life can be hard. Relationships go sour. Jobs are lost. Our dreams get shattered. Our friends and loved ones die. Our health can be fragile. Our bank accounts run...