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EPISODE 10: Summer Plans: Getting the Rest and Refreshment You Need as a Small Group Leader

Posted on June 6, 2018 | Podcast  

This is the final episode of our first season of the Uncommon Leadership Podcast! Thanks to everyone who made it happen, and an especially warm thanks to you, our faithful listeners. In this episode we’re talking about summer plans. How can you use the summer season to continue discipleship, but at a slower pace that […]

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 […]

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 […]

EPISODE 5: When people aren’t committed, Part 2

Posted on January 16, 2018 | Podcast  

It’s one of the most common struggles we hear about from small group leaders. People don’t show up. They don’t do the homework. They don’t share. They don’t participate. What are we supposed to do when the people in our group aren’t committed? In part 1 of this series, we talked about what to do when […]

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 […]

What is Vertical Small Groups?

Posted on August 27, 2017 | Blog  

Vertical Small Groups was created to train and equip small group leaders to more effectively make disciples. You, the small group leader, are doing the real work of the church. You’re carrying the burden of discipleship. You’re the reason we started this!   Leading a small group is a great calling but doing it well […]

EPISODE 1: What is discipleship?

Posted on August 26, 2017 | Podcast  

In this first full episode of the Uncommon Leadership Podcast, we’re joined by Pastor Jeff Donaldson, Pastor Greg Bradshaw, and Pastor Brian Holt. We’ll sit down to discuss discipleship: What is discipleship? How does it happen? How can Vertical Small Groups help you with it? (runtime 21:35)     LISTEN ON ITUNES LISTEN ON GOOGLE […]

Making disciples in the summer

Posted on May 15, 2017 | Blog  

DOWNLOAD THE SUMMER PLANNER Summer is nearly here! We know that you’ve led well through this ministry year with diligence and persistence. We’ve heard stories of God at Work and seen your faithfulness to the Great Commission bear fruit. We thank God for your work of faith and labor of love. It’s been a great […]

Why is leadership training so important?

Posted on April 15, 2017 | Blog  

As a Small Group leader, we know you’re busy. In addition to your regular responsibilities – family, job, ministry, friends, and more – you’ve taken on the additional challenge of leading people in their walk with Christ. So we understand the extra burden when we ask you to participate in regular leadership trainings. Quickly, here […]

Pursuing New People

Posted on March 15, 2017 | Blog  

Every year, hundreds of people make the decision to take the next step in their walks with Christ and join a small group. Here are the best practices for pursuing small group prospects. We thank God for your partnership in helping people get connected to a group and growing in Christ. Best Practice #1 – […]