Small Group

How to be a Small Group Leader When Church is Cancelled – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

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…

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What I Learned After Leading My First Virtual Youth Group – Youth Ministry Christian Article

I know we’re all trying to figure out the best way to stay connected to the teenagers in our ministries during these extraordinary pandemic restrictions. But we want more than just “connection”—we’re looking for ways to shift our spiritual-growth environments from face-to-face to virtual. So, this week I lead my first-ever virtual group with 22 teenagers. For a first try, I think the whole thing surpassed my (and their) expectations. But I did learn what I’ll change for our next…

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Give Your Volunteers What They Need Most – Youth Ministry Christian Article

It starts innocently enough. She brings sandwiches for a Sunday-night event. She hangs out in the kitchen area, coyly watching all the fun and dreaming of what could be. Over the next few weeks, she strategically positions herself so she’s near the student room. And you smile and assure her it’s fine to hang out—because you’ve definitely noticed her. Conversations ensue. Coffee happens. She’s now working check-in. Smiles exchange. More conversations ensue. It’s becoming more serious. She’s exclusive now. She…

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Real Men: Daniel #3 Notes & Small Group Questions – Christian Article

28 Jan Real Men: Daniel #3 Notes & Small Group Questions Posted at 16:39h in Blog by Mark Driscoll To help you study the book of Daniel in a men’s group setting, each week we will post notes and small group questions from Real Men men’s ministry based on that week’s sermon on the markdriscoll.org blog. 10 Traits of Real Men: Daniel Chapter 3 1 draft horse can pull their weight, 2 draft horses pulling together can pull 3X weight…

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Daniel #2 Small Group Questions – Christian Article

21 Jan Daniel #2 Small Group Questions Posted at 12:05h in Blog by Mark Driscoll To help you study the book of Daniel in a group setting, each week we will post small group questions based on that week’s sermon on the markdriscoll.org blog. LEARNING: Talk it out 1. What is your primary takeaway from the sermon or passage? 2. What is the difference between open-handed issues and close-handed issues, and why is it so important not to confuse the…

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Real Men: Daniel #1 Small Group Questions – Christian Article

To help you study the book of Daniel in a men’s group setting, each week we will post small group questions from Real Men men’s ministry based on that week’s sermon on the markdriscoll.org blog. Introduce yourself (e.g. where you live, where you go to school or work, anything else that would help the men to get to know you such as one thing you are grateful for in life right now)? Which test(s) have you passed and might be…

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5 Qualities of an Amazing Small Group Leader – Orange Leaders – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

by Kendra Fleming If you’re anything like us, you’ve just spent the summer recruiting and training new small group leaders for the fall. As we interviewed and talked to these leaders there are always a few things that we’re looking for. Here are five qualities I think are most important. If you’ve been doing this for a while, then you know ’em when you see ’em! 1. They care.I’m not talking about someone who is tenderhearted or hugs a lot.…

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