Small Group Host job Description

February 22, 2009 | Comments Off on Small Group Host job Description

I’ve just posted a new resource for you: a job description for the small group host. This is the same document I mentioned earlier this month that is included as part of the Small Group Host Orientation Guide download at I can’t give you the whole Download, but here’s a sample for my readers. […]

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Heather Zempel has an interesting post at Wineskins on the communications challenges of thinkers and feelers. She really nailed this one. I’m a big fan of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator , which classifies people into four of eight categories: Favorite world: Do you prefer to focus on the outer world or on your own […]

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Will This Group Ever End?

February 18, 2009 | Comments Off on Will This Group Ever End?

When you start a new group, do you think about how long it will meet? Sometimes that decision is made by your church or ministry, but other times, it’s up to you. Some groups are scheduled to meet for a fixed period of time – eight or twelve weeks, or perhaps a year. Other groups […]

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Four Winners!

February 13, 2009 | Comments Off on Four Winners!

Congratulations to Jason, Lisa, Matthew,and Dave. All winners in our birthday book give-away. You will each receive a copy of Why didn’t You Warn Me? How to Deal with Challenging Group Members. Thanks for your comments. I’ll use them as springboards for future posts.

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Happy Second Birthday to Us

February 12, 2009 | Comments Off on Happy Second Birthday to Us

Happy birthday to us! Today the Why Didn’t You Warn Me? Blog turns two. Thanks for your faithfulness. I’ve had a lot of fun providing you with tips for dealing with small group challenges, and I hope you and your groups have benefited. I look forward to another year – or more – of answering […]

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Try for Free

February 11, 2009 | Comments Off on Try for Free

I just ran across this press release announcing Christianity Today’s new and wanted to alert you to it. I’ve been writing for the original site since its inception at least ten years ago. Now I’m an advisor to this new CT group, and am excited about the changes they’ve made to this service. I […]

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Thursday, February 12, the Why Didn’t You Warn Me? blog will turn two. It’s been such fun getting to know my readers and hopefully to provide you with ideas and solutions to your small group challenges. To celebrate the day, I’m going to give away a book or two. Maybe more if I’m in a […]

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Small-Group Host Orientation Guide

February 5, 2009 | Comments Off on Small-Group Host Orientation Guide

One of the small group challenges that we don’t talk about a lot is the role of the host and/or hostess. But if you’ve been a group leader for long, you know that the meeting setting and ambiance can be critical to the success of the group. It’s easy to take this role for granted […]

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