Lead the Group

Lead the Group

One of the most important ingredients to our success in leading small is time. It takes time to get acquainted. It takes time to build trust. It takes time to create a safe place that your few all recognize. Unfortunately, many SGLs don’t make it long enough to reap...
Perception is Reality

Perception is Reality

One of your primary functions as a small group leader is to create a safe place for your few. A place of safety sets the stage for a trusting relationship that can last for many years. However, I’m not talking about the kind of environment where kids open up and...
TMI

TMI

Over sharing. We all do it—or are at least tempted to do it—every now and then. A kid asks a question in a moment of distractedness, and you give him the full “adult” answer instead of putting the kid filter on it. Or you find yourself in a situation where you have...
Gossip is a Girl Problem

Gossip is a Girl Problem

Gossip is a girl problem.  At least that’s what I heard!  Truth is, I think guys struggle just as much with gossip as girls. It just looks different.  Enter my 8th grade guy’s small group.  Somewhere during the small talk about their week, came the statement, “My...

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