Power Of The Invitation

I serve at a church that is a little less than two years old, and we have a 79% connection rate in groups. We also have less than 100 people attending on the weekend. I wanted to write this article geared more towards that smaller church leader. Whenever I talk with a new group leader […]

5 Way to Connect with the Small Group Network on Social Media

As Small Group Pastors and Leaders we all share a common bond, connecting people into community and relationships.  Sometimes we are so busy connecting others, we find ourselves more isolated.  Here at The Small Group Network, we have several ways for you to connect with others socially, and this post will provide you the ways […]

Register NOW: 2017 Small Group Network Events

The tag line we use at The Small Group Network is, “We are better together.”  To us, it is not just a saying, but we actually mean it.  As Small Group Pastors and Leaders our heart is to see people connected to each other, and ultimately grow closer to God.  Well, it doesn’t stop there.  […]

3 Ways to Keep Jesus First at Christmas

Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year! If you’re like me, you’re very busy around this time. As we serve in ministry we can forget one of the challenges of this season is not allowing busyness to lure us away from what really matters—Jesus. I know it sounds cliché, but it really […]

Five Benefits of Attending the Lobby Gathering

As 2016 is quickly coming to an end, you might be planning what conferences or gatherings you will be attending in 2017.  If that is you, let me highly encourage you to look into attending the Lobby Gathering in southern California, hosted by Saddleback Church. When I think about the church I attend and serve […]

Five Fun Ice-Breakers from Across the Globe

The time has come and you are hosting that first small group gathering, or group leader training.  You wonder how to get everyone talking, or a way to “break the ice.”  Well, wonder no more, we have got you covered.  My name is Matt Wray, and I am the Small Groups director at Hillside Chapel, […]