10 Ways to Attract & Empower New Small Group Leaders

Not everyone connects in the same way. Church leaders have found that offering multiple entry-points into their church’s community life helps more people build relationships and find a small group so they can be more committed to their ongoing spiritual growth. There are more approaches than ever to helping people connect and grow together in […]

A 3-Step Plan for Mobilizing Your Small Group Outreach

If you want your small group to be healthy, contribute to God’s mission in the world, and inspire your group members grow closer to Jesus and help others to do the same – then voice the need to reach others with the Gospel! Get your small group thinking about others and sharing their faith. If […]

Full-Bodied Small Group Life Part 2

A church’s purposes or values usually reflect the practices they want to encourage in the lives of their members. If your recommended small group format is structured around your church’s purposes, you will be more effective at weaving these essential spiritual practices into your small group life. This is critical since the relational circles of […]

Full-Bodied Small Group Life Part 1

It might sound strange to describe small group life as being “full-bodied.” For example, I like my coffee “full-bodied,” but what does it mean when applied to community? The big idea here is that within the soil of community our roots grow deeper in Christ than they ever would in our own individual experiences (Col […]

6 Summer Strategies to Invigorate Your Small Group

Grow as a leader, strengthen your team & accelerate the health & growth of your small group ministry! By the end of spring, It’s not uncommon for small groups to want to change things up for the summer instead of starting a new Bible study. This comes from a common felt-need to take a break […]

8 Ways to Enrich Your Small Group through Authenticity

Grow as a leader, strengthen your team & learn the essentials of small group ministry by attending Align Denver! The people who have made the greatest impact on me and my spiritual formation were authentic. They were real about their lives and struggles. They weren’t insecure or territorial. They weren’t image-conscious or secretive. Rather, they […]

A Prescription for Encouraging Your Small Group

Grow as a leader, strengthen your team & learn the essentials of small group ministry by attending Align Nashville! We all need encouragement! That’s always been true, and as we continue to venture deeper into 2021, everyone is feeling the need for it now more than ever. Human-beings are hard-wired for encouragement. We need people who speak […]

8 Ways to Encourage Word-Driven Conversations

Grow as a leader, strengthen your team & accelerate the health & growth of your small group ministry by attending “Accelerate!”  The Bible is the Word of God, and as the small group leader, it is imperative that you bring people back to it time and time again (Gal 1:11-12; 2 Tim 3:14-17; 2 Pet […]

5 Tips for Becoming a Great Conversationalist

Our main session panels this year feature Steve Gladen (Saddleback), Bill Willits (North Point), Dave Enns (North Coast) & are hosted by Group Talk Podcast’s Carolyn Taketa! Get 30% off now by using code SAVECASH Not everyone is a natural at making conversation. This is an important skill as a small group leader because your […]

Don’t Miss Doing THIS for the New Year!

Lobby Gathering 2021, one of the nation’s premier small group training & networking events, is now going to be a live virtual event from 9am-12pm PST Feb 23-24. See the session line-up or register HERE As we approach a New Year, thoughts turn toward the future and what’s next. If you’re having an end-of-the-year connect with […]