Playing Church

Playing Church

In this sense, the Church is more than just a building or a location. The Church is a growing, changing, moving, living being that your few get to be a part of. Never underestimate the importance of letting them pass out Goldfish at snack time, participate in telling...
Engaging Through Transitions

Engaging Through Transitions

You’re a small group leader leading the oldest kids in your ministry. Whether it’s 5th or 6th grade, your few are headed toward a transition when the new school year begins. And you have the chance to help them. As an SGL, we challenge you to embrace the...
Flipping the Circle Inside Out

Flipping the Circle Inside Out

As SGLs, we believe life-change happens in circles. This is the magic behind small groups. Coming together in a circle to encourage, challenge and love each other as we grow to develop in our everyday faith. We know this is true for all ages. Even our elementary-aged...
Dog Pile Prayer

Dog Pile Prayer

The transition from preschool to elementary is a BIG one—especially at church. And it can be easy as a small group leader to start leading them like they’ve been in the world for more than 5 years—as if they know things like how to read, write, or do simple...
Invite to More

Invite to More

In my life there are things that I want less of. Less meetings on my calendar. Less stress over the insignificant. Less pounds on the scale. In contrast, there are also things I want more of. More time for coffee in the morning. More mad-money to play and have fun....

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