Scott Magdalein

May 12, 2016 / Small Groups

Seven Reasons to Join a Small Group

When the Bible was being created, literacy was pretty low. Most people worked with their hands in the sun, not at desks with words on paper. So, for people to engage with God’s Word, it had to be read to them. The Bible was designed with that in mind. Paul even admonishes Timothy to commit […]

5 Questions You Should Ask Before Someone Joins Your Small Group

Katie Allred

May 05, 2016 / Small Groups

5 Awkward Moments in Your Small Group and How to Fix Them

Some small groups flow as smoothly as a river, while others seem more awkward than a middle school yearbook. Most groups are a mixture of the two, with quality interactions broken by occasional moments of awkwardness. Awkward moments are not a sign that you are failing as leader or that the small group is not […]

Katie Allred

Apr 21, 2016 / Small Groups

5 Habits of Highly Effective Small Groups

So much of success in life depends on how you handle the details. Often, your character and your outcomes are both a product not of large decisions, but of little choices and habits that happen on a daily basis. This is especially true of discipleship in church communities. If you look at the little habits […]

Katie Allred

Apr 14, 2016 / Small Groups

5 Foolproof Ways to Encourage Growth in Your Small Group

Growth is an essential part of every church ministry. You want to touch as many lives as possible and encourage discipleship among members. However, many small groups stagnate at a comfortable size. Why mess with a good thing? The aim for growth is one of the factors that set small groups apart from a normal […]