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4 Tips For Closure In Your Group

4 Tips for Closure in Your Group

For any small group, bringing closure at the end of a topical discussion or study guide or season is important. Celebrating your time together, bringing it to a conclusion, and wrapping it up enables acknowledgment of the good things that…

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How To Handle Monopolizers And Onlookers

How to Handle Monopolizers and Onlookers

All small group members are not created equal. Some talk more than others. In fact, some talk too much while others don't talk enough! What to do? Before you jump ship to find another group, try these tips. Your group will be grateful!
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What Gears Up A Group For Great Discussions?

What Gears Up a Group for Great Discussions?

Have you experienced a Bible study discussion that takes off—where everyone is involved and tracking together? A thrill goes through the whole group when someone exclaims, “I never saw that before!” What gears up a group for those kinds of discussions? Here…

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Four Christmas Studies For Your Group

Four Christmas Studies for Your Group

Set aside a time in December for a Christmas celebration with your small group! Plan on festive refreshments and use a one-session Christmas discussion for a meaningful focus on the coming of Jesus. This could be a great time to invite others to come and see…

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"Where's Howard?"

"Where's Howard?"

“This is amazing!” Howard exclaimed. “Where did you get this? Did you bring this?” he said, turning to me. Me: “Yes, but I didn’t write it!” “I want to share this with my friends!” Howard declared, ignoring me. “Can I have this paper?”…

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A Free Thanksgiving Study For Your Group

A Free Thanksgiving Study for Your Group

In November, what if your group set apart one meeting for a special Thanksgiving study? Martha Reapsome, one of our most experienced Bible study initiators, wanted to help her current group focus on thankfulness this month, and she adapted a…

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9 Ingredients For A Safe Place

9 Ingredients for a Safe Place

Here are 9 ingredients for a group that feels safe for discussion and discovery. (But first!) A helpful rule of thumb . . . Have a mindset of eliminating any causes for embarrassment for anyone in your group. In groups that I'm facilitating, I find it’s…

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The "Fearful" First Meeting

The "Fearful" First Meeting

We were all set, excited, and a little nervous! A few minutes after 7 p.m. my doorbell rang. Our first trial meeting participant was here! I had been holding on to Exodus 14:14 for several days: The Lord himself will fight…

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Your Most Important Job?

Your Most Important Job?

Editor's Note: Last week, we told you about the Q Place Day of Prayer. Our call for your prayer requests has generated a huge response. We are excited to lift you up in prayer on August 30, 2017. If you…

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