Leading Small Groups in Kindness

Leading Small Groups in Kindness

Kindness is one of those Life-Apps that is always in season. More than just having good manners, kindness reflects a core principle: that every person is made in the image of God, and is valuable to Him. Being nice seeks no one’s harm; being kind seeks others’ good. Kids are often told to “be nice”, “share” and “get along”, but how can we as Small Group Leaders encourage them to treat others as God’s special creation? “Treat others as you want to be treated” is a pretty good rule of thumb,... Read More
5 Multi-Age Small Group Tips

5 Multi-Age Small Group Tips

As a small group leader, when you meet with your few, when you show up for them consistently and randomly, you’re impacting the future faith of an entire generation. If you’re like many users of our Compact material, it feels like you have an entire generation at small group every week!  To help small group leaders engage all the kids in their unique circles, check out our top 5 Multi-Age Small Group Tips! Pair older and younger kids within the group. For activities that involve... Read More
K/1st Grade Leaders – Are you ready for this?

K/1st Grade Leaders – Are you ready for this?

It’s a new school year and that probably means a brand new group of Kindergarteners and 1st graders. Here are some tips and tricks to help your year start off right! Get to know your kids: For the first few weeks, getting to know your kids should take priority over following the curriculum and getting EVERY activity covered. Learn names and what makes each kid tick – Learning names and something fun about them shows that you care from the very beginning. Ask questions about what they love and... Read More
Learning Styles in Small Groups, Pt. 2

Learning Styles in Small Groups, Pt. 2

Jennifer Stow is currently living in central China with her husband and 11-year-old daughter. She knows just enough Mandarin to order dumplings or catch a cab! Before moving to China, she and her family have lived in Dallas, San Diego, and then just north of Atlanta. Jennifer holds a Masters Degree in Education, has taught a variety of things from Kindergarten in Texas to College in China, and is always looking for ways to engage students in a meaningful discussion. In addition to teaching,... Read More
Learning Styles in Small Groups

Learning Styles in Small Groups

Jennifer Stow is currently living in central China with her husband and 11-year-old daughter. She knows just enough Mandarin to order dumplings or catch a cab! Before moving to China, she and her family have lived in Dallas, San Diego, and then just north of Atlanta. Jennifer holds a Masters Degree in Education, has taught a variety of things from Kindergarten in Texas to College in China, and is always looking for ways to engage students in a meaningful discussion. In addition to teaching,... Read More
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