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Category: Groups

Opportunities During this Disruptive Time

by Jeff Reed: With church buildings closing and thousands of churches frantically broadcasting their Sunday services online for the first time in hopes of giving people an option, I have to wonder. Why? I mean, if we’re going to do a big production in the building on Sunday, I get […]

Triage Mode for Small Groups

by Jeff Reed: How are your office walls feeling around you right now? Like they’re closing in, Episode-4-trash-compactor style? (Congrats if you’re on the same page as me there) We’re only about 14 days removed from the entire Western world starting to shut down, having to look to work-at-home methods […]

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Essentials of a Discipleship Group: Prayer

By Replicate: Even though Prayer is the seventh item on the Replicate list of nine essentials of a Discipleship Group, it could easily be first: prayer ought to permeate every part of the discipleship process. Think about it, before we even begin our discipleship group, we’re praying for God to […]

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Essentials of a Discipleship Group: Accountability

Is Accountability Really That Important? By Replicate: In case you see the title and want to skip right to the answer before clicking off of this article, I’ll give you the answer now: Healthy, accountable relationships in our lives is one of the most important contributors to our spiritual growth. […]

3 Reasons To Start Online Small Groups

by Rey DeArmas: In my time spent leading church online, I’ve encountered many who are a bit slow to consider leveraging digital platforms for discipleship. I understand, Church Online has its share of critics. However, online small groups should be an easy win for the Church and help many more […]

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Avoid These 7 Pitfalls in Your Discipleship Group

By Julie Woodruff: We talk a lot about what we should be doing in in our Discipleship Groups, but what are the stumbling blocks that we need to avoid in order to make them as fruitful as possible? Too Much Fellowship– We encourage our Discipleship Groups to open with a discussion […]

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Why Do Small Groups Exist?

by Justin Gravitt: Recently I’ve been using two sneaky questions to ask pastors and small group participants why small groups exist at all. The question I ask pastors is, “I know nearly every church has them, but what Scriptural examples are there of small groups?” Most take me to Scriptures […]

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Essentials of Discipleship Groups: Reproduction and Commitment

by Dylan Young: My grandmother used to make a seriously delicious barbecue sauce. It has been used in many meals for years and years in the Young household. Everyone in the family loves that sauce and Praise the Lord my dad made sure he got the recipe from her before […]

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Dangerous Disciples

by Impact Discipleship Ministries: I don’t know about you, but I want to be a dangerous disciple. I want to be the kind of disciple that Satan hates to see coming, the kind of disciple that the demons are trying to figure out how to slow down. I want to become […]