How to Reset Your Small Group

How to Reset Your Small Group

Bob Martin When my Small Group is experiencing lethargy because of non-committal members, what do I do?  Do I ignore them, confront them, or just shut down the entire group? Here is one proposal for how to reset your group*: Recognize the Problem If you feel like it...
How to Reset Your Small Group

Every Leader is a Spiritual First Responder

Ryan Berg What would you do in the following scenario? As you’re saying goodbye to members of your group after your Small Group gathering you notice one couple staying on the couch making no motion to leave. After everyone else is gone they slowly approach you and say...
How to Reset Your Small Group

What Are We Going to Study?

Leaders and Coaches “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...
How to Reset Your Small Group

4 Tools for Real Fellowship

Leaders and Coaches 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...
How to Reset Your Small Group

How Do We Get Real Fellowship?

Leaders and Coaches 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...