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The Role of Permission In Community Management

Brandon Communications

A community isn’t really a community if you have to find ways to trap people in it. It’s a prison. I’m a community manager. That’s part of my formal role with, and it also definitely comes with the territory of leading a church. I see my role, in each case, as being twofold. I ask these two key questions …


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 …