New Leadership

The Power of the Electronic Handwritten Note

Posted By rogercarr 656 days ago on Leadership

http://feeds.feedblitz.com - There is power in notes. Your words in a note can thank, encourage, sympathize, apologize, and congratulate. Today, most people are writing their notes electronically and sending them via email, text message or social media channels. However, the most effective notes are handwritten. A handwritten note is personal and rare. Due to this, it will Continue Reading...The post The Power of the Electronic Handwritten Note appeared first on Small Group International.     

How to Remember to Pray for Prayer Requests

Posted By rogercarr 663 days ago on Leadership

http://feeds.feedblitz.com - It’s prayer request time. Sally is meeting with a friend on Tuesday morning at 9am and intends to talk about Jesus with her. George is going to see another doctor on Thursday at 11:30am about his physical problem that isn’t healing. Tabitha is meeting with her boss on Monday at 2pm to discuss a new Continue Reading...The post How to Remember to Pray for Prayer Requests appeared first on Small Group International.     

Does Prayer Time Get the Leftovers?

Posted By rogercarr 666 days ago on Leadership

http://feeds.feedblitz.com - Do you regularly find yourself with more meeting than time? Most of the small groups I have participated in have been structured the same way. Food and fellowship Prayer Bible study and discussion Prayer requests and Prayer Adjourn Members seem to respond well to the structure. In part, it may be because this is a Continue Reading...The post Does Prayer Time Get the Leftovers? appeared first on Small Group International.     

De-Stress from Distress Before Bible Study

Posted By rogercarr 667 days ago on Leadership

http://feeds.feedblitz.com - What is going on in the heads of your group members when they show up at your meeting? Do they suffer from stress? There are many things that could be happening in their lives, right at that moment, that could distract them from what God wants them to receive in the Bible study discussions. Impact Continue Reading...The post De-Stress from Distress Before Bible Study appeared first on Small Group International.     

Do Your Group Members Need a Handout?

Posted By rogercarr 677 days ago on Leadership

http://feeds.feedblitz.com - Are you concerned that your small group members forget what they discussed the instant they walk out the door in your meeting? I’ve certainly been in small group meetings when the group leader asked about the topic of the last meeting and the members couldn’t remember what they discussed. Rick Howerton wrote a blog post Continue Reading...The post Do Your Group Members Need a Handout? appeared first on Small Group International.     

Shake Things Up with Experiential Learning Activities

Posted By rogercarr 680 days ago on Leadership

http://feeds.feedblitz.com - Do you remember going on field trips when you were in school? In elementary school I remember going to a farm and milk processing plant to see how milk was made and bottled. In middle school I remember going to Frankenmuth, MI to get a glimpse of German culture. In high school I had the Continue Reading...The post Shake Things Up with Experiential Learning Activities appeared first on Small Group International.     

Have You Removed Your Small Group Barriers?

Posted By rogercarr 684 days ago on Leadership

http://feeds.feedblitz.com - Sometimes people will not be willing or able to take part in your small group because of barriers that are in place. You might not recognize many of them as barriers because they could be enablers from your perspective. Types of Barriers Examples of potential barriers are: Meeting location Meeting day, time, and length Babysitting Continue Reading...The post Have You Removed Your Small Group Barriers? appeared first on Small Group International.     

How to Write Small Group Discussion Questions

Posted By rogercarr 687 days ago on Leadership

http://feeds.feedblitz.com - Are you having difficulty writing small group discussion questions that ultimately lead to life changing conversations and decisions? It is intimidating at first. However, like many things, it becomes easier and better over time. Following a proven process can help as well. Quality vs. Quantity Strive for quality over quantity. The best small group discussion Continue Reading...The post How to Write Small Group Discussion Questions appeared first on Small Group International.     

The Good and Bad of Silence During Small Group Conversations

Posted By rogercarr 691 days ago on Leadership

http://feeds.feedblitz.com - Scenario 1 The small group leader asked the group a question. Silence Then one group member asked, “Can you repeat the question please?” The group leader repeated the question. Silence Then the group leader said to the group, “It’s not that hard!” All of a sudden several group members replied with answers to the question. Continue Reading...The post The Good and Bad of Silence During Small Group Conversations appeared first on Small Group International.     

Will It Help to Disguise Your Small Group Meeting?

Posted By rogercarr 694 days ago on Leadership

http://feeds.feedblitz.com - Most people hate meetings. Just the thought of a meeting conjures up past feelings of wasting time. What are some reasons meetings are viewed as a waste of time? It doesn’t start and end on time The purpose is unknown to attendees It is unorganized Very little gets accomplished Most attendees aren’t involved It takes Continue Reading...The post Will It Help to Disguise Your Small Group Meeting? appeared first on Small Group International.     

The Most Important Small Group Leader Action

Posted By rogercarr 722 days ago on Leadership

http://feeds.feedblitz.com - It doesn’t matter how well you set up your small group… It doesn’t matter how well you prepare for the Bible study conversations… It doesn’t matter how organized the small group gatherings and activities are… …If you aren’t doing it out of love. What Is Love? True love is more than a feeling. It doesn’t Continue Reading...The post The Most Important Small Group Leader Action appeared first on Small Group International.