How to Create a Lasting Small Group

How to Create a Lasting Small Group

by Beth Webb No one begins a small group with the expectation that it won’t last. But, without a plan and the right tools it can happen. What are the essentials to creating a lasting small group? Every group will look different, but there are some keys to getting your group started and headed in the right direction. They have nothing to do with content or what day of the week you choose for your small group. It can all be boiled down to one word: ownership. When you create a sense of ownership... Read More
More Than Java: Coffee That Matters

More Than Java: Coffee That Matters

by MB Mooney The Guatemalan village appears from the jungle as the bus rounds a tight corner in the road. The bus rocks back and forth on old shocks and then grinds to a halt in a cloud of dust. Mason follows the shuffling crowd off the bus and onto the road in front of the big church building. To his left, the mountain rises above them, and glancing right, the forest grows thick and dark. The heat lays on him like a blanket, sweat dripping off of him. Kids run everywhere; kids from the... Read More
Dealing with Negativity on Social Media

Dealing with Negativity on Social Media

Social media is a wonderful tool, with which we could not do without. However, it does have its downsides—one of them being that it, by its very nature, invites user input. We are literally opening ourselves up to opinions all day long, simply by having a Facebook page for our churches. So, what happens when things get nasty? What do you do when an argument erupts in the comments, or when a church member starts trolling your Instagram account? Let’s discuss. . . .  Respond on Social... Read More
Finding Your Voice: Capturing the Power of Influence to Live a Greater Story

Finding Your Voice: Capturing the Power of Influence to Live a Greater Story

This year at Orange Conference 2018, I released my very first book through Orange Publishing. Reach Records recording artist, Tedashii wrote the foreword, and many of my greatest friends and mentors gave me some pretty humbling endorsements. The book is called FIND YOUR VOICE: Capturing the Power of Influence to Live a Greater Story. The two biggest questions I get about this book are these, “What is it about?” and “Why did you write it?” In our short time together here, I’d like to attempt to... Read More
Who Will Lead Your Groups?

Who Will Lead Your Groups?

Lead A Better Story is an organization providing you with everything you need to develop and grow your small group ministry. We would love to share some of the things that we’ve found to be most effective in developing a healthy, thriving small groups model. Join us for a FREE live 3-part webinar on May 24, May 29, and June 5 where we’ll hear from the nations top small group pastors on the topics of recruiting, training, and retaining small group leaders. RSVP here! If everything... Read More