Church PlantingLeadership | Oct 11, 2015

Three Musts for Successful Small Groups

Three Musts for Small Groups

Church Small Groups are notoriously difficult to do well. Small groups have various names – growth groups, city groups, d-groups, missional communities, gospel communities, etc. As church leaders, we continuously work to get people connected to small groups, train leaders well, and create successful small group environments. But church small groups are often mediocre at best. One of the primary reasons that church small groups do not thrive is our failure to put in place well trained and cared for leadership. Successful church small groups will not happen with mediocre leadership. Here are three components for effectiveness small group leadership:

1. Basic Training

How to Write a Life Plan

For many years now, I have annually written out and implemented a Life Plan. I originally learned this process from Daniel Harkavy, CEO of Building Champions. Over the past decade I have lived it out, taught it, and coached scores […]

Personal Development | Apr 8, 2013

Questions that every Christian should be able to answer

Christianity is not simply attending a church service. Christianity is not only personal. Beyond having a personal relationship with God and attending a church service on Sundays, the Scriptures clearly show Christians having close relationships with each other. These relationships […]

Personal Development | Apr 1, 2013

How to Endure Hard times

In 1989, I suddenly found myself in San Diego, CA, wondering how the heck I had ended up in Navy Basic Training.  Overnight I had gone from living a calm and peaceful life to being in an environment of extreme […]