Getting Your Small Group Leaders to Download the Lead Small App

Getting Your Small Group Leaders to Download the Lead Small App

You’ve been there before. It’s Sunday morning. It’s a few minutes before service, and you’re confidently standing in front of a few sleepy-eyed small group leaders—bulletproof coffee in-hand. “Alright, friends, who can tell me this month’s focus!?” Crickets and blank stares. “Who can tell me the Memory Verse?” More crickets. “Anyone have any questions about the activities we’ll leading today?” There’s a symphony of crickets and their babies. Clearly, your small group leaders are... Read More
Staying Connected with Volunteers and Parents During the Covid-19 Outbreak

Staying Connected with Volunteers and Parents During the Covid-19 Outbreak

Well, folks, it feels like we collectively blinked, and 2020 took a sharp turn into some pretty uncharted territory. Needless to say, the landscape of the world looks vastly different than it did a few months—even a few weeks—ago. And what we previously understood about our jobs, our schools, our churches, our social lives, and even what a trip to the grocery store looks like has been challenged. We’re in this together Right this second, I don’t know where you live or what you’re facing. I... Read More
How to be a Small Group Leader When Church is Cancelled

How to be a Small Group Leader When Church is Cancelled

Remember the good old days when you could grab a bag of Doritos (cool-ranch fans, anyone?) and pass the open bag around your small group to munch on? Living dangerously and diving in with unwashed hands and all. Now we find ourselves living in a new reality of social distancing where you can’t share a high five or a table at a restaurant. You might not have the weekly gathering in a building like you used to, but you still have a small group of students who need encouragement and connection... Read More
4 Signs Your Church is Ready for Change

4 Signs Your Church is Ready for Change

If you’re a leader (which we’re willing to bet you are), you’ll eventually lead through change. Change is inevitable. Without it, your church can become stagnant, lose influence, or become irrelevant.  We all know change is hard. It’s one of the main reasons people leave a church or organization. Think about the last time a church welcomed a new lead pastor. More than likely, there were a handful (or more) of members who left not because of the new preaching, but because it wasn’t the... Read More
A Weekly Communication Strategy for Churches to Engage with Parents and Volunteers

A Weekly Communication Strategy for Churches to Engage with Parents and Volunteers

If you’re a church leader, that probably means you connect and engage with kids or teenagers every week. (That’s sort of your job, right?) Kids and teenagers show up in your programming, and it’s up to you to make sure they have something to do, something to learn, and someone who can know them, personally.  That’s where your volunteers come into play—specifically your small group leaders. And you expect your volunteers to engage with kids every week. You work hard to make sure your volunteers... Read More