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Discipleship in Small Groups
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What do you think is the best way to intentionally help people grow spiritually in a small group? Does it include curriculum/studies? Go straight from the Bible? Mentoring? Encouragement?…Continue

Tags: discipleship, groups, small

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Ludwig Sep 8, 2015.


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Move Your Small Group or Team Past Status Quo

Many small groups in America are not missional. They are good at caring for one another and studying the Bible, which is good . . . but not great! In Good to Great, Jim Collins discusses our need to “confront the brutal facts.”  In…


Posted on February 23, 2012 at 1:01pm

A Healthy Small Group Is the Body of Christ

A small group, at its core, is Christ’s body in action. Stop and think about this for a moment. Your small group is the church. Not a subset of the church. Not a supportive program within the church. Not a tool to close the back door. Unfortunately, in today’s world, our mental image of “church” is usually something much bigger or more institutional than a single small group. We say, “I’m going to church,” meaning a building, a mass meeting, or possibly a structured program of some…


Posted on February 21, 2012 at 9:23am

Do Small Groups Divide the Church?

Back in December I blogged that healthy small groups are friends. (See post here.) I'm not sure why, but this has recently become the most popular post on this blog. It was picked up recently by ChurchLeaders.com (…


Posted on February 5, 2011 at 8:42pm — 9 Comments

Are You Building Walls or People

Are you being a good steward of your small group (or church, ministry, family, business ...)?

I've written about this before in reference to how you are discipling and shepherding the group God has put under your care (1 Peter 5:2). That's vital to leading a healthy small group or anything else. But there's even more to it than that.

How are you using all the gifts and abilities and passions of the people entrusted to you?

Today I…


Posted on February 1, 2011 at 4:33pm — 3 Comments

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