Entries Categorized as 'Small Groups'

That Moment When Your Faith’s True Size Is Revealed!

Date May 18, 2017

Have you ever come to an obstacle in life and decide to bail instead of press forward? Perhaps because the path grew unfamiliar and uncomfortable you chose to take the easy wrong instead of the difficult right. Going to a life group or mid-week study was just too much to ask of you and so […]

Transformed Podcast #281: Strategies for a Winning Sunday School!

Date January 24, 2016

If we are to truly disciple the men and women who attend our Sunday School or small groups, we will need to seek to help them “win” at the spiritual life. In our New Year series, “When Sunday School Works Well!” Dr. Matthew Lee Smith turns our attention to four Biblical targets of discipleship and […]

Transformed Podcast #280: Sunday School Focuses on Spiritual Maturity!

Date January 17, 2016

Someone has described the American Church as 100 miles wide and an inch deep – ouch! Spiritual maturity is truly to be a primary goal of the Church … … and in our New Year series, “When Sunday School Works Well!” Dr. Matthew Lee Smith turns our attention to four Biblical targets of discipleship and […]

Small Group Philosphy 101

Date May 7, 2012

We welcome good friend Mark Howell to Eagles In Leadership today. His article today is a reprint, used by his permission. Mark is a valued friend and wise leader. We know you will enjoy this installment. What is the philosophy of your small group ministry?  Do you have one?  I think that the most fundamental […]

Transformed Interviews Steve Gladen About Small Groups With Purpose!

Date June 29, 2011

Steve and Matt Photo Credit: Melodee Smith In today’s episode, we return to the world of the 1st century and try to discover how the early church exploded upon the Roman Empire so quickly. Matt’s guest today is Steve Gladen, who is currently the Pastor of Small Groups at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, […]

Small Groups Build the “One Another” Dimension of Our Faith!

Date April 25, 2011

Artwork Credit: currie-baptist.org.uk Often church leaders ask me, “How can we help our people care for one another more? I like to refer them to Acts 2 and ask them if they have a dynamic small group ministry. When I first came to faith, I joined a small group (long before they were popular or […]

An Action Plan For Establishing A Small Group Ministry

Date April 24, 2011

Artwork Credit: ragamuffinsoul.com Many churches ask me, “How do we grow our people into deeper faith?” As the Gospels and the book of Acts demonstrate, the best way to grow your faith is to live it in community! Jesus chose 12 to be around him. Paul constantly has a circle of men around him, training […]