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Posted by on Aug 12, 2012 in Small Group Resources |

Our Most Popular Articles

Our Most Popular Articles

One of our biggest assets at SmallGroups.com is our numerous articles. We post at least six new articles per month on all sorts of small-group topics. You can use them to train leaders, to consider a new direction for your small-group ministry, to be encouraged, or even to be challenged to grow deeper in your faith. And our most popular articles so far this year show a good mixture of the different types of articles we have. Learn practical ways to measure spiritual growth from Alan Danielson, read an excerpt from Ruth Haley Barton’s Invitation to Solitude and Silence, and hear from Bill Search on the essential elements of small groups. Plus, Carolyn Taketa gives great ideas on keeping your small group connected to your church, and Reid Smith gives a whopping 20 ideas for incorporating prayer in your meetings. Here are the top five so far this year: 1. Measuring Spiritual Growth 2. Recognizing When We’re Dangerously Tired 3. Three Elements of Vibrant Small Groups 4. Connecting Your...

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Posted by on Aug 12, 2012 in Small Group Resources |

Our Most Popular Group Studies

Our Most Popular Group Studies

If you’ve ever used one of our downloadable Bible studies, you know how valuable they are. They’re on pertinent topics, and they’re a great value. Download once and you’re able to make up to 1,000 copies for use in your ministry—no need to purchase several copies of a book or workbook. Plus, we have a huge variety of topics and studies of different lengths. We also offer many Video Bible Studies with study guides. Looking for suggestions? Here are our most popular resources of 2012 so far. Most Popular Video Bible Studies Francis Chan: Sold Out to Jesus (3 session course) Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense (10 session course) John Ortberg on Our Most Important Choice (4 session course) Facing the Unknown, with Mark Batterson (4 session course) Let Story Guide You, with Donald Miller (2 session course) Most Popular (Paper) Bible Studies Use Your Spiritual Gifts (5 session course) God: The Great I Am (6 session study) Philippians: Finding Joy (4 session course) Men of Integrity: Great...

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Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Small Group Resources |

Our Most Popular Blog Posts

Our Most Popular Blog Posts

With half of 2012 in the books, I thought it was time to take a look back and see what’s been catching your eye on SmallGroups.com. In our next few blog posts, we’ll recap our top five blog posts, articles, and resources. Today we’re looking at our top blog posts of 2012. The number one blog post, Recognizing a Blind Spot in Church Culture, was first by a landslide. Read my observations on introverts in the church. In our top five, you’ll also find a funny account of Rachel and Jacob visiting your small group, a helpful training video from National Community Church, a story of a small group on mission, and some great resources to go along with The Hunger Games. Here are the top five blog posts so far this year: 1. Recognizing a Blind Spot in Church Culture 2. Guess Who’s Coming to Small Group? 3. How Do You Train Your Small-Group Leaders? 4. Leaving the Neat and Tidy Behind 5. Finding God in the ‘Hunger...

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