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Leading Your Small Group During the Summer

Posted on May 8, 2018 | Blog  

by Brit Gilman I used to run races. One of my reasons for stopping was because I couldn’t discipline myself to run at a pace that was appropriate to my actual fitness level. Rather than slowing down, I just kept running too fast, too hard. But now I miss it. I miss being in good […]

Reviving a Stale Group: Bringing Freshness by Breaking Routine

Posted on April 25, 2018 | Blog  

This is the second of a two-part series focusing on things you can do as a leader to bring revival to your small group. When we introduce new topics to our blog, we often solicit other pastors, coaches, counselors, and leaders to tell us their stories and describe their experiences as to what worked for […]

Reviving a Stale Group: Getting Back to Basics

Posted on April 12, 2018 | Blog  

This is the first of a two-part series focusing on things you can do as a leader to bring revival to your small group. When we introduce new topics to our blog, we often solicit other pastors, coaches, counselors, and leaders to tell us their stories and describe their experiences as to what worked for […]

Equipped to Counsel

Posted on March 12, 2018 | Blog  

The power available through you in making disciples can be described in one phrase: Speaking the Truth in Love (Ephesians 4:15). Being on the front lines of discipleship day after day brings both great joy and deep burdens. We watch those in our small groups being “tossed to and fro by the waves and carried […]

5 Reasons Small Group Leaders Lose Confidence

Posted on February 14, 2018 | Blog  

Many of the leaders we work with are the exact definition of an Uncommon Leader. They have godly character, genuine commitment, growing competence, and the ability to influence, equip, and care for others. But this doesn’t mean they always feel like they are great at all of those things. In fact, in many cases we’ve […]

Leading an Open Group — Why a Culture of Invitation is a Must for Uncommon Community

Posted on January 29, 2018 | Blog  

How to Invite Someone to Your Small Group from Vertical Small Groups on Vimeo. Every Sunday is Someone’s First Sunday Why do you attend a small group? Maybe it’s to read the Bible or grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ. That may be your story as a leader, but it isn’t the story for […]

Top 5 Challenges for a Small Group Leader

Posted on January 23, 2018 | Blog  

“What is the biggest challenge you face as a small group leader?” I asked this question to 50 leaders of all types of small groups. The response was very quick—almost immediate—like I had shaken a can of soda and just popped the tab. It was an insightful exercise to receive candid feedback from our leaders, […]

3 Fun Games to Play at Your Small Group Christmas Party

Posted on December 11, 2017 | Blog  

Every year around Christmas, I make it a point to get my small group together for a night of fun. Yes we enjoy mutual ministry with one another—the nights of prayer, encouragement, and studying God’s Word together—but we also love to talk, eat, laugh, and (my personal favorite) play games! You may be planning a […]

5 Lessons for Delegating in a Small Group

Posted on December 4, 2017 | Blog  

Small group leader, you’ve been called by God to have a significant role in Christ’s Great Commission to go and make disciples. Beware, though, of an obstacle to maximizing your call: being the primary one doing the ministry. When that happens, two problems could arise: you’ll feel lonely and fatigued, and you’ll hold up the […]

Why Vulnerability Matters

Posted on November 8, 2017 | Blog  

You may have heard the term “vulnerability” thrown around a lot in regards to small groups, but what does this mean exactly? The idea of vulnerability isn’t about looking for ways to get yourself hurt. It’s not about sitting in a circle and singing Kumbaya while everyone shares their feelings. It’s about building trust with […]