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Leading a Thriving Small Groups Ministry with Ryan Hartwig

by unSeminary: Welcome to the unSeminary podcast. I’m excited to have Ryan T. Hartwig with us today. Ryan is Professor of Communication at Colorado Christian University and has studied collaborative organizations within the church, such as groups and teams. Ryan is with us to talk about a new book that […]

How to Format Groups for Obedience

We’ve all been there before. You’re about reading to jump into leading a new small group or lead a disciple making discussion. One of your biggest fears/concerns is simply, “How do I fill the time with meaningful content?” This is where the search for small group curriculum usually begins. And […]

6 Components of Authentic Discipleship that Work Online

By: The Church.Digital One of the greatest pushbacks against church online is that an online church cannot provide authentic discipleship because it is not authentic community. Though I will save the authentic community argument for another post, I want to make the case here that you can provide authentic discipleship […]

PODCAST 086: Ali Roohi – My Church is Healthier Because of COVID

by TheChurch.Digital: I’ve talked with hundreds of Pastors in this COVID season. Easily. Not an exaggeration. If I count emails, texts, social media, direct messages, pings… geez, may be over a thousand. Never, never, NEVER have I heard a Pastor tell me this: “Our Church is healthier because of COVID.” […]

Part Two: A Hub and Spoke Model to Create Digital Community for Small Groups and Sunday School

In part one of this article, we looked at four important criteria for creating digital community in your church, and gave some quick recommendations if you want to pursue a decentralized approach where you empower individual group leaders with one or more suggested platforms, provide coaching and training on those […]

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. […]