How To Organize Information About The Small Group You Lead

How To Organize Information About The Small Group You Lead

Get there on time. Remember everyone’s name. Read the lesson ahead of time. Remember their pet’s birthday. Connect with the parents. We know your list of New Years Small Group Resolutions is probably growing. You’ve got high expectations to be the best SGL ever this year! And then February rolls around… And March… And New Years Resolutions seem so last year. If only there was something that could help you! Something that could help you accomplish each of your goals for small group. And... Read More
How To Do Small Groups Better In 2015

How To Do Small Groups Better In 2015

by Elle Campbell The New Year is just about here! If you’re like most people, you’re probably starting to think about all the things you want to do better in 2015. A better workout routine. Better friendships. Better hair. Getting better at solving a Rubik’s cube. (No? Just me?) Well, whatever our “better” lists look like in 2015, there’s one thing I’d love to see on all of our lists. It’s an area where we all have room for improvement. And... Read More
3 Keys To Earning Trust With Parents

3 Keys To Earning Trust With Parents

by Ryan Reed Recently, I led two high school ministry events that kept students out past midnight. I broke the cardinal rule of student ministry. Both events started late in the evening—both concerts, both explicitly Christian. Afterward, one of my high school group leaders approached me and asked, “How did you get away with this?” To which I responded, “I didn’t just get away with it. For four years, I have been working tirelessly to earn the respect and trust of... Read More
What Do You Expect From Your Church’s Social Media?

What Do You Expect From Your Church’s Social Media?

by Josh Burns What do you expect? What do you expect to get from your church’s social media? What do you expect to happen when your church posts something on Facebook? The reality is that I didn’t expect much from my church’s social media. The reality is that you probably don’t expect much either. The reality is that you probably don’t expect much more than communicating some information. You probably don’t expect much more than some Likes, Comments, or Retweets.... Read More
Training Volunteers To Include Children And Students With Autism

Training Volunteers To Include Children And Students With Autism

by Stephen “Doc” Hunsley, M.D. WHY IS TRAINING IMPORTANT? 90 percent of individuals with special needs don’t attend church. WHY? The main concern families have is that the staff and volunteers at the church will not be able to adequately care for the needs of their child, or they just don’t feel accepted. The church needs to be a place of refuge for families with special needs where the parents know that their child is loved! Here is a very interesting piece of trivia: 75 percent... Read More