Faith Conversations with Kids

Faith Conversations with Kids

“Well, like one time I forgot to study for a test. So on my way to school, I prayed to God to help me do good on the test . . . and I did!” Out of the mouths of second graders, right? Has one of your few ever made a statement in group about faith that you knew...
How to Avoid Awkward Beginnings

How to Avoid Awkward Beginnings

Let’s face it. The beginning of small group can be awkward. One by one, your kids or students come in, and they sit down around you. They might stare at your for a moment. And you probably some variation of the same questions I ask . . . every week. “How was your...
Emoji Job Description

Emoji Job Description

Sometimes it can be tough to remember all the things we’re responsible for as small group leaders. So, we thought we’d make it a little easier with the help of a visual aid: emojis. (And I really pulled some strings to make sure the poop emoji was used.)...
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...

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