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5 Key Elements of a Healthy Small Group

Updated 10/21/2019 “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” – Matthew 18:20 Small groups have the power to change lives. A small group that is healthy and focused can be even more effective. So what are the most important aspects that you as a leader can emphasize

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Bible study on the book of Hebrews

Our Faith in training: A look into Hebrews

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him

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The Crucified Life Quick Launch: A Crash Course to a Holy Lent

The Crucified Life The Crucified Life is a seven week study focusing on the Seven Last Words of Jesus. The study is intended to begin a process that leads to surrender to the Lord, leading to a closer relationship with the Lord. The Crucified Life is meant to bring forward and answer questions of the

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Life Change at the Member Level Begins with Me (& You)

By Mark Howell,  Small Group Expert The optimal environment for life change is a small group. We’ve all heard that line for years. Most of us have said that line so frequently that it is now an automatic response when we hear a counter opinion.  And yet…is it really true? And if it is true,

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Connecting The Invitation & The Response

By Allen White, Small Group Guru and Church Coach What if the difference between success and failure lies in the few steps between the sanctuary and the lobby? That’s what I witnessed about a year ago. The much beloved founding pastor of a multi-site, megachurch invited his congregation to open their homes and invite their friends

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10 Assumptions That Shape My Small Group Ministry

By Mark Howell,  Pastor & Small Group Expert We’ve talked many times about assumptions. If you’ve been along for much of this adventure, you’ve probably read more than your share of articles on assumptions. If the idea of assumptions is unfamiliar to you, I’ve linked to a few of my favorites below. I’m thinking about

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5 of the Best Practices of Thriving Small Group Ministries

By Mark Howell,  Pastor & Small Group Expert BEST PRACTICES: “A procedure that has been shown by research and experience to produce optimal results and that is established or proposed as a standard suitable for widespread adoption.” Webster You can learn a lot by studying the best practices of thriving small group ministries. You can

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What is the Christian Life Trilogy, Anyway? (part 2)

This post is the second in a two-part series on the basic tenets of The Christian Life Trilogy for those who wonder about, or want to share information about the Trilogy with their friends, neighbors, or church leaders. See part one here: What is the Christian Life Trilogy, Anyway? (part 1) The first series of

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What is the Christian Life Trilogy, Anyway? (part 1)

This post is the first in a two-part series on the basic tenets of The Christian Life Trilogy for those who wonder about, or want to share information about the Trilogy with their friends, neighbors, or church leaders.  The ebb and flow of the Christian life is a rhythm of God’s people moving back and

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The Crucified Life Quick Launch: A Crash Course to a Holy Lent

The Crucified Life The Crucified Life is a seven week study focusing on the Seven Last Words of Jesus. The study is intended to begin a process that leads to surrender to the Lord, leading to a closer relationship with the Lord. The Crucified Life is meant to bring forward and answer questions of the

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