How To Create Healthier Small Groups Discussions

I used to obsess about small group curriculum.  I was on the search for the content that would change lives and grow the church.  The problem is that I was only looking for a piece of the solution.  When it comes to small groups it’s not just what you teach, it’s also how you teach it.

If you want your small group leaders to be successful you need to look at them as leaders who build relationships.  When you turn the focus from content to relationships you:

Why Cohesiveness Is Key

And 3 Steps To Build It

In high school I was on a baseball team that couldn’t win even if we paid the other team to forfeit.  We had talent, and skill, we just lacked cohesiveness.  We weren’t exactly the epitome of team.

If you work in a parish you are a part of a team.  Even if you are the only youth minister.  There are men and women that you need to rely because cohesiveness is key.  It’s so important for any staff to have because:

Matter 15 Conference Registration Is Open

And 4 Reasons Why You Won't Want To Miss It

I love November.  On top of my birthday and Thanksgiving it’s got one of my favorite events: THE MATTER CONFERENCE. And registration for Matter 15 (November 5th-6th) is officially open.

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REGISTER FOR MATTER 15 HERE

Some of you have been the last couple of years and each year we do basically the same thing.  We take the tools, resources, and experiences we’ve gathered over the year and share it with the attendees.  So, again great content; however, this year there are some incredible additions:

How To Avoid Competing With Other Youth Ministries

4 Benefits of Networking With Other Churches

It constantly felt like a competition.  People would ask, “Did you hear the great things the church down the road is doing?”  I felt threatened.  I didn’t want to praise them too much for fear people would leave me for them.  I was very insecure.

If you always look at the church down the road as competition you’ll limit your youth ministry’s growth.  To eliminate the insecurity you have to look at what other churches can offer.  Instead of facing off with them work with them because you’ll start to: