Ministering to EGRs

February 21, 2008 | Comments Off on Ministering to EGRs

The Sower from Bethel Church (Richland, WA) has published a great article on ministering to your EGRs (Extra Grace Required people). It’s by Steve Gladen of Saddleback and offers excellent tips for ministering to the unruly, the fainthearted, and the weak. Well worth your time to read.

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Happy Birthday to Us!

February 12, 2008 | 1 Comment

Today is the first birthday of We posted our first entry on February 12, 2007. Thanks to all of you who have made our first year a success. It’s been fun finding ways to encourage and support your small group ministries. And congratulations to Edgar Sanchez who is the winner of a copy of […]

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Another Approach to Assess Your Group

February 10, 2008 | Comments Off on Another Approach to Assess Your Group

In my last post, I listed some questions I ask in assessing the effectiveness of any small group I’m leading. The Sower from Bethel Church in Richland, WA, posted a quick assessment tool by Reid Smith. This summary is adapted from his article in Small Group Dynamics, Dec. 2007. Do people love God more? Experiencing […]

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Small Group Check Up

February 7, 2008 | Comments Off on Small Group Check Up

How do you check the pulse of your group? When I’m leading a group, I like to do a periodic check up to see how we’re doing. Below are some of the questions I’ll distribute to members and ask for their honest feedback. We may or may not discuss them, depending on the group. People […]

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Our First Anniversary is Coming!

February 3, 2008 | Comments Off on Our First Anniversary is Coming!

February 12 is’s first anniversary! That calls for a give-away. I’ll do a drawing on February 12 for a copy of my book. There a four ways to enter: Enter a comment on any blog post on my site and get one entry. Add to your blogroll and get two entries. Mention and […]

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