The Honest Truth About Honesty

The Honest Truth About Honesty

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Posted by: Timothy Lee 14th Nov, 2018 Rating: 

Why Honesty Isn't Always the Best PolicyGalatians 5:22-23 (KJV) 22  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23  Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.The honest truth about honestyWhether you’re getting it off your chest, venting...

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Encouragement vs. Correction

Encouragement vs. Correction

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Posted by: Admin 20th Oct, 2018 Rating: 

There’s nothing that’s worse than wanting to encourage someone and having it backfire. Having them come away less encouraged than when they started. But it does happen a lot. Let me give you an example. I know a couple where one of the wife’s desires is for her husband to make the bed in the m...

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How to Encourage With Impact

How to Encourage With Impact

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Posted by: Admin 20th Oct, 2018 Rating: 

This week, I want to talk about how to really encourage people. I talk to people all the time who want to encourage others, but aren’t sure how to do it or at least aren’t sure how to do it well.And my suggestion is to learn how to be specific in your encouragement. The more specific you are, th...

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Altar Counselor’s Guide

Altar Counselor’s Guide

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Posted by: Admin 21st Sep, 2018 Rating: 

Serving as an altar counselor can be an exciting and rewarding spiritual experience: You have the opportunity to “reap” spiritual fruit for the Kingdom of God. As a minister sharesGod’s Word, he is actually “sowing” it in the hearts of those who listen. At the conclusion of the service ...

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Christian Leaders and Pride

Christian Leaders and Pride

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Posted by: Admin 17th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

Being in ministry leadership is a great privilege, but it can bring with it a desire to take pride in the influence that you have in other’s lives. Anybody that thinks that they have arrived in leadership because of their own ability or accomplishments has been ensnared by pride. This is not somet...

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Mission Over Preference

Mission Over Preference

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Posted by: Admin 17th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

Sometimes leaders make strategic decisions based on their own personal preferences, or the preferences of their inner circle, rather than missional considerations. In a church, this might affect issues like facility design and decor, worship style, preaching style, or ministry design. It’s easy to...

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The Greatest Thing a Small Group Leader Can Do

The Greatest Thing a Small Group Leader Can Do

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Posted by: Admin 17th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

Small group leaders are awesome. They’re the most important people in any local church. They have a big job with many tasks, but there’s one task that surpasses them all. The greatest thing a small group leader can do is give their job away. Here’s why that matters.It matures other peopleRemem...

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Leading Beyond the Weekly Meeting

Leading Beyond the Weekly Meeting

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Posted by: Admin 17th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

Effective small group leaders are more than just meeting managers. Group meetings are important. But the goal of your group is to make disciples. That starts in group meetings, but it also calls for leaders to equip people outside of the weekly meeting time.Pray for Group MembersThe most fundamental...

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How to Avoid Small Group Leader Burnout

How to Avoid Small Group Leader Burnout

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Posted by: Admin 17th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

Small group leader burnout is a devastating experience. When group leaders exit the ministry, groups lose their shepherd and potential new leaders lose the opportunity to be taught by a seasoned leader. But if small group leaders follow the suggestions below, they will able to stay in the game.Give ...

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Dealing with the Small Group Dominator

Dealing with the Small Group Dominator

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Posted by: Admin 17th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

A common problem many small group leaders face is dealing with people who dominate the discussion time during the meeting. Dominators like to contribute their insights early and often to every question. They often speak up before others have a chance to say anything and often give long rambling answ...

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The Prayer Of Spiritual Growth

The Prayer Of Spiritual Growth

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Posted by: Timothy Lee 15th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

Colossians 1:9-14 (NIV)  9  For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. 10  And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord ...

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The Art of Making Conversation

The Art of Making Conversation

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Posted by: Timothy Lee 15th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

Five tips on improving this important skill Not everyone is a natural at creating conversation. However, this is an important skill for small-group leaders. Your ability to make conversation helps people feel at ease in your group and encourages them to participate in discussions. Here are so...

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How Can I Lead Great Small-Group Discussions?

How Can I Lead Great Small-Group Discussions?

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Posted by: Timothy Lee 15th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

Four easy things any leader can do to facilitate growth-focused discussions Guiding group discussion is more of a dance than a military march. You’re not commanding attention and straining toward a precise outcome. A life-giving kingdom-conversation will nudge you gently to both participate and...

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Handling the Challenging People

Handling the Challenging People

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Posted by: Timothy Lee 15th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

The hard part of small groups is that they involve people, and dealing with people is always messy. One of my favorite book titles has always been the one I find most true: Everybody's Normal Until You Get to Know Them. That includes me! Here are some of the common "challenging people" that you m...

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The Science of Apprenticeship

The Science of Apprenticeship

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Posted by: Admin 15th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

How leaders can reproduce other leaders How is it possible for more and more people to get involved in Jesus' mission? By reproducing groups and leaders. By multiplying. And that means we must be leaders who are reproducing our roles and our groups, and that means intentionally apprenticing people ...

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Identifying where your small group members are at.

Identifying where your small group members are at.

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Posted by: Admin 15th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

A simple document to help you recognize where each member is at.

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Quarterly Strategic Discussion Plans

Quarterly Strategic Discussion Plans

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Posted by: Admin 15th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

Here is a discussion form for you to plan strategically for each individual in your small group.

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Small Group Covenant Sample

Small Group Covenant Sample

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Posted by: Admin 15th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

In this pdf document download, there are discussion forms and also some samples of small group covenant,

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Ideal Group Size

Ideal Group Size

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Posted by: Admin 15th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

What is the ideal group size for a small group, especially when you're factoring in meeting times and expectations? Furthermore, what should you do if your group is too small? These tips offer things to consider and ways you can go about effectively growing your group.Bill Search is the author of Si...

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The Group Covenant

The Group Covenant

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Posted by: Admin 15th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

Every small group needs to have a formal agreement of the purpose and role of the group. Some elements to include in the discussion would be time commitments, confidentiality expectations, level of respect, and primary purpose the group is hoping to serve in the members' lives. Bill Search is the a...

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