Software in Ministry

Yesterday, I did a workshop at the Southwest Small Groups conference in Las Vegas that my friend, Mark Howell, is hosting.  The title of my workshop was Small Group Intelligence Software.  I thought I would take a couple of...

The Impact of Small Groups on Giving

In 2015 we asked a few of our clients to participate in a small study about giving trends and small group participation.  The study was pretty eye opening.  Here's a  link to a detailed article about the study that our friend,...

Small Group Coaching and the 10-20-70 Principle

As I coach and consult with small group point leaders and churches, I'm finding that coaching leaders is (still) a struggle for many. At the same time, I partner with several organizations that deal with coaching business...

What If a New “Leader” Doesn’t Meet Leadership Standards?

I get questions. A lot of questions.  Sometimes they come in by email.  Other times as a comment on a blog post.  I try hard to answer them all. When it’s a question many are asking, I try to answer them here on the blog.  I...

Why Giving up Control Might Make Your Group Ministry Better

I hear a lot of pastors debate the need for a quality experience at the expense of connecting and growing the vast majority of their congregations and their communities into their group system. I also hear the reverse of this,...

Should Every Pastor Lead A Small Group?

For years I've been following Jim Egli. His books, blogs, and brotherly love have influenced my own views toward groups, discipleship, and ministry in general.I recently read a post Jim wrote that I believe could have a...

Small Group Ministry Momentum: 5 Secrets You Need To Know

Momentum. Few of us have it. All of us want it.

How do you generate momentum? And how do you build and sustain momentum once you have it?

I believe there are some secrets to building momentum. I also believe that none of these...

5 Signs You May Need To Change Your Small Group Strategy

There’s no doubt that one of the most toxic small group ministry moves is changing small group systems, models or strategies too frequently or flippantly. It is important to make a three year commitment and pursue it with...

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