Small Groups

4 Ways You Can Use Social Media for Good

Brandon Communications

I just wrote an article for one of the best websites on the net for small group ministry, SmallGroups.com. Here’s the intro: No one can deny the popularity of social networking. It’s everywhere. It’s the cloud we breathe all the time without even thinking about it. If you’re like most people, you get anxious when you’re than eight steps …

Small Group

7 Signs of a Healthy Small Group

Brandon Leadership

I’m sold on small groups. There are very few ways to create an atmosphere conducive to building strong relationships than studying the Bible in the living room of a friend. I also agree with Rick Howerton about the need to consider a organic pathway to healthy groups. I was recently in a conversation with my coach, Danny Kirk, about …

Professor

Six Traits of the Best Small Group Hosts

Brandon Leadership

Some churches raise the bar when it comes to recruiting small group leaders. You need to be a member for X amount of time, well versed in the church’s doctrinal statement, agree to a lifestyle covenant, etc. The qualified the leader, the stronger the group will be… or so goes conventional wisdom. But is that really true? My friend …

Different Kind of Tribe

Small Group Ministry versus Leading a New Kind of Tribe

Brandon Leadership

Traditional small group ministry might seem like a leap ahead of the lecture-based classroom in terms of relationship-building, but the rate of change in our surrounding culture still far outpaces the rate of change within the church. Small group ministry is changing. Again. And Rick Howerton, one of the few guys I read religiously concerning group life has written an …