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Top 10 Articles of 2013

Top 10 Articles of 2013


With 2013 officially in the books, we’re counting down the top 10 articles of the year. I’m happy that two focus on healthy leadership: “The Antidote to Burnout” and “Silence and Solitude.” It seems many of you are looking to increase the health of your spiritual leadership, and that’s a great thing.

Other popular articles focus on the nitty gritty of leading a group like “Shake It Up!” and “Build Real Friendships in Your Group.” Check out the list below and let us know your favorite articles of the year. Plus, don’t miss our top three articles from previous years at the end of the article. These articles are consistently popular year after year!

1. The Antidote to Burnout
Abiding in Christ is our true responsibility.
By Carolyn Taketa

2. Shake It Up!
Easy ways to energize your group meetings
By Mark Ingmire

3. What Can I Expect from Small Groups?
Walk into your new group with realistic expectations.
By Mark Ingmire

4. Build Real Friendships in Your Group
7 steps to cultivate authentic relationships
By Brett Eastman

5. Effective Marketing for Small-Group Ministry
Four ways to get more people into small groups
By Carter Moss

6. Spiritual Challenges of Emerging Adults
How to minister to the unique spiritual needs of 18- to 30-year-olds
By Richard R. Dunn and Jana L. Sundene

7. Silence and Solitude
These spiritual disciplines supply fuel for the busy leader’s soul
By JoHannah Reardon

8. Dig Deep into God’s Word
The power of inductive Bible study for your group
By Justin Marr

9. Crossing the Road to Meet the Stranger
What it means to truly follow Jesus
By Margot Starbuck

10. 5 Reasons Your Group Should Be More Fun
Don’t miss this important aspect of group life.
By Ben Reed

Still Popular from Previous Years
Tips for Facilitating a Group Discussion
Practical advice for working toward life-change, not spectacular meetings
By Carter Moss

How to Start a House Church
Five ideas to keep in mind when you’re planting something new
By Larry Kreider and Floyd McClung

Writing Questions That Spark Discussion
Eight helpful tips for those who write their own studies
By Rick Lowry