A classic resource for small groups leaders

A classic resource for small groups leaders

An oldie but a goodie, Carl George’s Nine Keys to Effective Small Group Leadership is still one of the very best resources out there for small group leaders. Check out a preview of his nine keys below… then buy copies of the book for each of your leaders....

Leading from the pulpit

Most pastors don’t realize the power of their sermon and to what a great extent their sermon can provide leadership. Carl George once told me, “Tell me the stories you’ve used in your sermons in the last six months and I will tell you where your church is going.” He...
APA analysis

APA analysis

The APA Analysis constitutes yet another strategy I learned from my mentor Carl George. When doing consulting work or working with a ministry, I’ve found this tool extremely helpful. The idea is to help a group think through what they want to achieve, preserve, and...

The tyranny of the model

One of my mentors is Carl George. He was strategically involved when I was a church planter and throughout my ministry– sometimes as a consultant and sometimes in more of a mentoring role. One of the things he cautioned me about was what he called “the tyranny...

Listening to serve

Too many people go about serving without listening first. They dive in doing what they think needs to be done without really knowing if they’re hitting a point of real need or not and without knowing if what they’re doing is truly effective. As Carl George has said,...

6 questions to create a coaching culture

I like to call these The Barnabas Questions: How are you? What are you celebrating? What challenges are you experiencing What do you plan to do about these challenges? How can I help you? How can I pray for you? I introduced these six questions, originally used by...