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Why Small Groups Are Hard

Why Small Groups Are Hard

Small groups are the hardest thing in the world. You know why? Two reasons. First, because they are supposed to do everything. Secondly, relationships. Not a single element of ‘doing church’, with the possible exception of sacraments, drops out between Sunday morning...

Church = Small Groups

Church = Small Groups

What should your church do well? Discipleship? Missions? Evangelism? Worship? Teaching and education? Service? Well, it’s all about context, right? Wrong. The answer is all of them. That’s the challenge of being the church. You will not do all of these to perfection....

Why Small Groups Are Easy

Why Small Groups Are Easy

Imagine your church published one of those handy little instructional pamphlets titled: “So you want to be a small group leader?” The packet might sit in a bookstore with its topical comrades of vocational advice and hobby-building, such as: ‘Mastering the art of...