SMALL GROUP TIP #1: THE FIRST MEETING

Forgiveness From Sex Therapy Group

Every great small group starts with a first meeting. But how do you get ready for this meeting? Be in prayer leading up to the meeting. Ask God for his blessing and that the right people would show up and that the group would go well. Prepare the environment. Maybe rearrange the furniture in a circle instead of just having … Read More

SMALL GROUP TIP #4: THE IDEAL GROUP SIZE

The ideal size group is somewhere around six individuals or six couples. < In terms of a mathematical equation, if you have six individuals and each person shares for about ten minutes, that will eat up an hour. If you have six couples and each person shares for about five minutes (the couple equaling ten) then that is also about … Read More

SMALL GROUP TIP #6: THE IMPORTANCE OF A COACH

As a leader, one of the many benefits of your small group will be that you have a community in your group. You have people that you lock elbows with and you walk shoulder to shoulder with. You have a community. That’s your group. But “don’t lead alone.” That’s a helpful adage when you think about leading your small group. … Read More

SMALL GROUP TIP #5: CHILDCARE

By Bill Search Children are a blessing. They add so much to our lives. But young families in particular often wonder what do we do with the kids during our group time and questions of child care come up regularly.

SMALL GROUP TIP #2: THE GROUP COVENANT

By Bill Search Every small group needs a covenant. You need a formalized set of conversations about what your group is there for, and how long it’s going to last, etc.