10 Step Coaching Checklist

We’ve all heard it before: “People do not care how much you know until they know how much you care.” The reason this statement is so broadly known is because it is true. When you truly care about your group leaders—their families, jobs, health, group, or their future with a timely word of encouragement, call, […]

4 Tips To Make Holiday Small Group Meetings Meaningful

Grow as a leader, strengthen your team & accelerate the health & growth of your small group ministry by attending one of our “Accelerate!” small group workshops. For more info or to register, VISIT With the holidays coming up faster than the stores can get out their holiday decorations, it can be difficult to keep the […]

Who Cares! Providing Care To Small Group Members.

Start a “Huddle” this month & receive FREE swag! “Huddles” are like small groups for small group point people & are found all over the world! Upon registering your Huddle online, we will mail you official SGN swag & one of our leaders will follow up with you to provide you with all the support […]

4 Tips On How To Lead Great Training Meetings

Accelerate the health and growth of your small group ministry by attending one of these “Accelerate” Small Group Workshops! Good heavens!  When I first started in ministry, I had no idea that there would be so many meetings!  With the meeting before the meeting, the meeting itself and then the debrief meeting, my days were shot and […]

10 Tips to Develop “Rock Star” Small Group Leaders

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5 Questions To Ask When Setting Group Goals

I always love the start of a new small group season.  It’s such a great time to look back on the previous season and evaluate how effective I have been connecting people into small groups and take a look at what I can do better to prepare for the next season.  You may be like me and […]

Why Small Group Coaches?

Picture it!   Think back to getting your first small groups ready to launch;  you have spent months preparing and personally meeting with all of your prospective leaders, have held small group leader training, helped leaders find curriculum or possibly even have had a role in creating the sermon based small group study on your campus.  […]

5 Tips For Building Bridges With Immigrants In Your Community

Stephen Covey once said “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.” With that in mind, I have become more keenly aware how diverse our own communities are growing with immigrants from around the world. Beautiful people who are struggling to navigate a whole new set of behaviors and norms in different cultures. I am reminded […]

C.O.A.C.H. [5 Big Ideas in Coaching Coaches]

Q What does it mean to be a coach? Let’s take a look at what the valuable role of a small group coach is and what actually happens when they invest in the life of a small group leader. I would not be writing to you today if someone had not noticed something in me, and […]

4 Shared Best Practices of Recruiting Small Group Leaders

I was so fortunate to attend the Small Group Network (SGN) “Lobby Gathering” this past March.  Being together and talking with other small group leaders who get the joy and challenge of creating, encouraging, building and leading small groups on a church campus speaks my love language…connecting people. If you have not been to the […]