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Andrew Mason
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"...when you have to “find the time” for the important people in your life—then relationships are not your top priority." Ouch! That is some truth-dot-com brother! Thanks for the sharpening!
Look at the following statements from the New Testament about how we should live in community with one another: “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves” (Romans 12:10).  “Carry each o...
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Great review Mike! Looks like a solid resource too, thanks for sharing!
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I like the name Community Groups too. I do wish we had a term for groups that expressed in multifaceted nature in a way that we didn't have to explain it to non-believers.
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Great answer to Andy's question Mike!

"We compromise when we won’t go onto their turf." Wow, very profound!
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It's so great to hear how you felt like they "wanted" you to be a part of their group. That is huge! Groups that communicate care for people are very sticky!
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Great review Mike, I also recommend Ben's book, Starting Small!
I just counted them ... 90. In my office I have 90 books written about leading small groups. Make that 91. I just read Ben Reed's new book on how to put together a small group system in your church titled, Starting Small: The...
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These are great ideas! I especially like your suggestion with The Christmas Experience material. Seems like the perfect tool for leaders in the Christmas season. Thanks Mike!
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"Small group community is really the environment where we carry out the mission Jesus gave us."

Well said Mike! The American church has looked at Small Groups as an 'Assimilation Tool only' for too long. They can do so much than just connect people. 
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Great list here Mike! I appreciate how "Lack of Prayer" is #1 because I really thinks it's the most important attribute. I was very disappointed to find out I wasn't Rick Warren, dang it!
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Great time connecting with fellow Small Group Leaders!
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Small Groups and Commitment | Small Group Churches
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Discipleship is all about leading people to deeper commitments to Christ. Small groups should be the environment where commitment is cultiva

Why Your Small Group Needs To Get “Outed” | Small Group Churches
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God desires to pour out His Spirit out on your small group! He is ready for your small group to see lives transformed and changed! His will

The 59 One Anothers of the Bible | Small Group Churches
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There are 59 "one another" statements in the New Testament. That's right, 59. That's just under 60 exhortations in scripture to actually "do

Biblical Basis For Small Groups | Small Group Churches
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Why should we meet together in small groups? Is it simply an efficient way to organize people? Is it just a good idea church experts have co

Your 1st Meeting With Your New Apprentice | Small Group Churches
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Like the first two pieces of a jigsaw puzzle coming together, such is the initial connection between a Leader and their new Assistant Leader

Stay On Track With A 3-Month Small Group Plan | Small Group Churches
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It's the middle of the week. You walk in the front door of your home at 5:45pm. You just finished a full day of work at the office. You're t

New Book: Starting Small by Ben Reed | Small Group Churches
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There's no fat on this bone. Ben Reed's new book, Starting Small: The Ultimate Small Group Blueprint, doesn't dance around anything. The con

4 Degrees of Discussion Questions to Go Deeper
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Andrew Mason always makes sure to offer his group one or two of these discussion questions to help people get out of their comfort zones.

Small Group Discussion Questions That Go Deep | Small Group Churches
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Helping people to open up and be vulnerable can't be forced, rushed or left up to chance. We need to provide a series of questions that grad

The Small Group Movement: Where’s Its Been & Where It’s Going | Smal...
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There's only a handful of guys who can talk with depth and breadth about the history of the small group movement. Mike Mack is one of those

Difference Makers: An Action Guide for Jesus Followers | Small Group Chu...
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Whether you read this alone, with a small group, or with your entire church, Difference Makers will take you on a new journey of impacting y

How To Create A Healthy Group Dynamic | Small Group Churches
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In the video below, Brian Phipps shares how his church has defined health for their small groups. Before a church or small group leader can

5 Essentials of Discipling New Believers | Small Group Churches
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Last week I had the privilege of sitting down with Jim Hall of New Christian Life Ministries. Jim serves many churches through his consultat

7 Small Group On-Ramps
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We have to stop thinking that we can just announce small groups on a Sunday and everyone will naturally follow-through and show up at a grou

3 Leadership Scriptures I Pray As A Leader | Small Group Churches
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One of the most effective ways to confront hunger and disease in third world countries is to dig a well for them. You could attempt to bring

25 Francis Chan Quotes For Small Group Leaders | Small Group Churches
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You might be thinking, “When did Francis Chan write a Small Group Leadership book?” Well, technically he didn’t After reading through four o

The Top 10 Reasons to Open Your Home For Small Group Ministry
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Have you ever looked at where you live as an essential tool in your spiritual development?

The Secret to Small Group Multiplication | Small Group Churches
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A healthy apple sapling grows, becomes a strong tree, and produces fruit. Some of that fruit falls to the ground where its seeds can embed t

The Top 3 Small Group Questions I Always Get | Small Group Churches
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This week I had the privilege of leading a breakout session for pastors on Reproducing Small Groups at the District Council for the Northern

3 Ways Small Groups Produce Fruit | Small Group Churches
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The gifts of the Spirit awaken people to God (see Acts 3:1-10) but it's the fruit of the Spirit that changes people's lives. But the fruit o