Parents In The Fast Lane

Parents In The Fast Lane

An important part of your endeavor to Lead Small is to partner with parents. But sometimes Sundays are the hardest times to talk with the people who attend your church! I mean, seriously? Have you seen how fast parents can move when the last “Amen!” has...
What’s Your Story?

What’s Your Story?

Dear Small Group Leader, I used to know everything there was to know about parenting . . . until I become one. It’s an old line, and incredibly overused. But it’s still true. There’s nothing like the responsibility of raising a child into adulthood to bring out every...
Disciplining The Dudes

Disciplining The Dudes

For some odd reason, I always get stuck with guys in my small group who are really rowdy, loud and obnoxious. Needless to say, there are small group times that are very unproductive and uncontrolled.  Trying to talk to rowdy teenage guys about spiritual stuff is...
Long to Belong

Long to Belong

Every child longs to belong. From their house to their school, from the church to the ball field, every child wants to belong to a group, a tribe. God designed us to be connected to each other. That need for belonging, security, and acceptance starts as a preschooler....
The Stories of Your Few

The Stories of Your Few

One of my favorite chapters in Kristen and Reggie’s book, Playing For Keeps, is the chapter on stories.  Stories let us relive those treasured memories of good times with friends and family.  Stories let us dream of a future full of promise and adventure.  Stories...

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