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3 Practices of Successful Small Groups

3 Practices of Successful Small Groups

by Elizabeth Anderson

Professionals offer ideas on how to keep small groups healthy:

• Train Group Leaders. The health of small groups hinges on the group leader; therefore, it’s important for pastors to train them. Group leaders should also regularly consult with fellow leaders and share experiences.

• Become Family. There is more to small groups than showing up each week. Each member should see the others as family and commit to make it work.

• Make the Lost Your Number-One Priority—otherwise the group will probably plateau or die. Although small groups do grow members’ spiritual walks, the focus needs to be on gaining members through friendship or relational evangelism.


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