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The First Sunday Meltdown

Exactly one year ago, I was beyond excited to start leading a small group of kindergarteners. I had it all planned out… I was ready. I had mentally prepared for this. I was a high school SGL for 4 years prior. What could be so hard?

Then my first Sunday hit and… the tears started.

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What to do with The Interrupter in Your Group

Every small group has the student that I affectionately refer to as “The Interrupter.” Now let’s be clear here. If you lead middle school guys like I do, they’re all interrupters. But then there’s The Interrupter. Big difference. You know the kid I’m talking about.

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The Most Important Thing You Can Do

Baptism is hard to explain to seven year olds. This became painfully obvious when I tried explaining the idea to my group a few weeks ago. Out of the mouths of babes came…

“The water is really special.” “Do you have to wear a bathing suit at church?” “Do you have to know how to swim?”

And here I was thinking this would be a simple conversation.

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How to Avoid Awkward Beginnings

Let’s face it. The beginning of small group can be awkward. One by one your kids come in and sit down and you probably ask the same question I ask, to every kid, every week… “How was your week?” “Did you do anything fun?” “What’s up?”

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42 Ways to Keep Showing Up

42 Ways to Keep Showing Up

When I first took on leading a small group I was scared. I didn’t know what I was doing. I didn’t think I had what it took. I was sure they wouldn’t like me. I wasn’t sure I would even like them, to be completely honest. My first night leading my girls I was...

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