What Math Teachers and SGLs Have in Common

“Show your work.” Didn’t you hate it when your math teacher would say that when you were a kid? In every math class growing up, my teachers would always tell me to show my work. And I hated it.

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Flipping the Circle Inside Out

As SGLs, we believe life-change happens in circles. This is the magic behind small groups. But there’s a secret ingredient beyond your weekly small group time that can take your group from great to amazing.

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Protecting Their Hearts

I hate you, and I never want to talk to you again.” Those words can cause you to question if you made the best or the worst decision regarding a student in your life. Today, I want to tell you the story of the first time they were said to me, and the steps of how I engaged as an SGL.

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Chaos Management

I don’t know how you measure the effectiveness of your small group time. Maybe you get excited when your few show up ready to recite their memory verse. Maybe you celebrate the days your little angels sit perfectly still…

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“Well done, Riley!”

“Well done, Riley!”

Several years ago, my family and I went to work with a small church in a very small town in Texas. When I brought my kids to their children’s environment our first Sunday there, I was overwhelmed. It was one room. All of the adults present (I think there were two)... read more
Giving Your Best Presence

Giving Your Best Presence

On a busy Sunday morning—where sometimes the busyness begins even before we leave our homes—one of the most important principles of leading small can get lost. Be Present. Not just “there,” but present. Here are a few tips I’ve learned to help keep... read more
Mad, Sad, Glad

Mad, Sad, Glad

I love salsa–especially really hot salsa. I am talking the habanero type of salsa. It will literally make your neck, throat, tongue, and forehead sweat in delicious—and slightly painful—bliss. Anyways, I digress. Bottom line: I seriously could eat 5lb of chips and... read more
Share Your Story: Zach

Share Your Story: Zach

Today during our student small group, my kids brought up questions they’ve never asked before. Lately I’ve struggled with wondering if I’m really making a difference in lives of the students in my group. Because, let’s be honest. Life as a... read more

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