3 Things Every Group Leader Needs From Their Groups Pastor

Small group leaders are no different from the rest of us. Somehow we have developed in our minds that those we appoint as small group leaders just automatically grow on their own without needing the discipleship and accountability of a coach, mentor, or a pastor who oversees them. Here is the main idea of this … Continue reading 3 Things Every Group Leader Needs From Their Groups Pastor

Ways to Encourage Youth Leaders

All youth leaders need encouragement. Sure, many are humble and would never admit it, but deep down, everyone needs encouragement. This is something that many youth pastors fail to do (myself included). We forget that the ministry actually rises and falls on our youth leaders in many cases, not the youth pastor. The youth leaders … Continue reading Ways to Encourage Youth Leaders

Thursday Small Group Leader Reminders

Small Group Leaders, I just want all small group leaders to know that you were on my mind this morning (in a non-awkward way) so I figured that I would write a quick post to you. Here are 4 simple things that you must do each week to make sure that your small group has … Continue reading Thursday Small Group Leader Reminders

5 Monday Reminders to Small Group Leaders

I believe that small groups are essential and the best way to do effective student ministry in today's culture. To have an effective small group, you must have an effective small group leader. I would venture to say that the effectiveness of your small group ministry hinges on the small group leaders. You get the … Continue reading 5 Monday Reminders to Small Group Leaders

6 Things Every Small Group Leader Must Do

This is not only for our small group volunteers, but every small group leader must do these 6 things to be effective: Be there for the right reasons- Students know if you are there for any other reason than to love them. If you are there watching your own kids, or you feel guilty for … Continue reading 6 Things Every Small Group Leader Must Do

The Importance of Regular Volunteer Meetings

Last year, our volunteer team did not meet nearly as much as we should. Our church is an extremely busy church, and most of our volunteers are involved in several different ministries of the church so it was difficult to find times to meet regularly. I felt like we always had to move our meetings … Continue reading The Importance of Regular Volunteer Meetings

How to Plan a Small Group Leadership Seminar

Recently, we had a leadership seminar with my adult leaders. It was a huge success, and we look forward to doing another one in the future. I want to give you a few thoughts on how to plan an effective leadership seminar for your adult leaders. Schedule a date early- Many adult leaders have families, … Continue reading How to Plan a Small Group Leadership Seminar