Small Groups

Following Jesus Together

Group Life - Logan LeadershipVery little of importance happens outside of relationships. God designed his people to live in the context of relationships… with him, with the created world, and with other people. It should be no surprise then that the life of faith is designed to be lived out in the context of relationships.

Groups help us grow as disciples, connect with God and each other, and serve in our communities. In this relational context we can live life on mission together, experiencing transformation as we follow Jesus.

Three simple questions to transform your group

Three simple questions to transform your group

Are you leading a group?  Most Christian leaders are facilitating a group of some kind. Why not try something different to breathe some new life into it?  Try asking these three questions of the people in your group: • How are you experiencing God? • How is God...

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Bring your leaders together

As you start missional communities, you’ll see leaders arising. Get them together! You’ll need to provide support of some kind; they won’t be able to run on autopilot.  When you do get them together, here are 5 good questions you can ask: What’s working What’s not...

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Community Journey Guides

Community Journey Guides

Need a resource to help you or those you lead bring people together more effectively to live out the one-another commands of Jesus? Our bundle of three Community-focused Journey Guides may be just what you're looking for. Love Others  Jesus said that all of the Law...

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New resources available

You may remember that a while back I launched Journey Together Now, a new website for lay leaders. The site includes a “map” of the 9 foosteps of Jesus that people in discipling relationships can work through together on their spiritual journeys. Now Journey Guides...

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Making Life Count

Making Life Count

Not to be self-promotional or anything, but my most recent book saw its biggest bulk purchase ever over the holidays. One church bought a copy of Making Life Count for each person in their congregation as a Christmas present—over 3,000 copies. In case you haven’t seen...

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Finding the Flow

Finding the Flow

My colleague Tara Miller has a book out on small groups called Finding the Flow. If any of your churches are working on this area, I suggest you check it out.  Far from taking a programmatic or model-based approach, this book works just as well for missional groups as...

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Tangible Kingdom Primer– teenager-style

Tangible Kingdom Primer– teenager-style

About three months ago a woman at my church started going through the Tangible Kingdom Primer in a unique way—with her teenage kids. Lena ran across the book, began praying about who to read through it with, and when she showed it to her kids, ages 19, 15, and 12, she...

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