Month: December 2015

God’s kind of Small Group! (according to His scripture)

If we truly take God’s Word as being sufficient and complete, then we will see that the New Testament reveals what a small group of believers should look like when they come together to help each other grow in spiritual maturity and become like Jesus.  Whether your small group meets at the church building on Sunday mornings/evenings or whether it meets off campus at … Read More God’s kind of Small Group! (according to His scripture)

Developing Community in Your Small Group

More from Rick Howerton’s blog and his interview with Mike Mack. THE MIKE MACK INTERVIEW DAY 3… CREATING COMMUNITY IN GROUPS   This is day 3 of my interview with Mike Mack. Mike is one of the long-time leaders in the groups movement and is one of the most prolific writers on the topic. Mike knows more about groups than almost anyone I know. This … Read More Developing Community in Your Small Group

From LifeWay’s Ed Stetzer: 5 essential elements of transformational small groups

    Transformational discipleship involves moving people from sitting in rows, where they are simply in proximity to one another, to sitting in circles. From there, they move into community with one another. When Eric Geiger and I were writing Transformational Groups, we studied 2,300 churches sponsored by 15 denominations. Fewer than half of those churches said they had a plan for discipling people. Only … Read More From LifeWay’s Ed Stetzer: 5 essential elements of transformational small groups

THE MIKE MACK INTERVIEW, DAY 2… HOLINESS, LIFE IN COMMUNITY, AND WHY IT MATTERS

Today Mike joins me in discussing a topic that seems to be lacking in the minds of many… holiness in community and why it matters. Rick: Mike, I know you as one of the most biblically focused authors I know of when it comes to group life. Not only that, I’ve seen the way you live your life. You are a man who lives … Read More THE MIKE MACK INTERVIEW, DAY 2… HOLINESS, LIFE IN COMMUNITY, AND WHY IT MATTERS