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4
Mar

The Art of Counseling (Part 1/2)

CounselingCounseling is a craft that people spend years cultivating through schooling and experience.  There are, however, some specific issues that require counseling that will inevitably come up that you as a microchurch leader will have to field.  With that in mind, we want to give you a few pointers of how to handle some tough counseling situations that you are bound to run in to as a microchurch leader and where to go from there: Read more »

2
Feb

Keys to a Great Discussion (Part 2/2)

discussionThe key to a great discussion does not always have to do with the actual discussion.  It is usually on point because of the environment that the leader creates that makes it memorable and good.  Here are a few tips on how to set the tone and make what can be a very bland and mundane Bible conversation into a vibrant discussion: Read more »

1
Jan

Keys to a Great Discussion (Part 1/2)

discussion Ever wonder how to facilitate a great discussion at your microchurch?  There are definitely strategies for keeping the teaching and discussion engaging, effective, and fruitful.  Here are a few tips to help you and your microchurch maximize the discussion time that you have each week! Read more »

17
Dec

The Holiday Battle

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The holidays are some of the best times of the year; great food, family, friends, time off and time alone. It is a chance to check out from your regular crazy schedule. But one thing that good microchurch leaders never do is check out from their time with Jesus. Read more »

22
Oct

Creating a Culture of Honor

honorgodWhat is honor, what does it look like, and how do you create a culture of honor within your microchurch?

Honor. It is not just to respect those in authority, or to recognize those who have made a significant accomplishment. This should be a given. But as a follower of Jesus it is much more. Honor starts with humility and becomes a lifestyle. Read more »

24
Sep

Shutting the Back Door: Retaining Members at Your Microchurch

Back DoorHow do you get members to remain consistent? How do you ensure visitors stick? Here are some practical steps on how to close the back door in your microchurch! : Read more »

28
Jul

Recruiting for Your Microchurch Made Easy

RecruitEveryone wants to have a vibrant and growing microchurch, but people are not going to magically appear at your microchurch.  The absolute, overwhelming majority of people attend a microchurch not because of some formal process of assimilation set up by the church… it is because someone from that microchurch invited them!  So here are a few tips to help make recruiting for your microchurch easy: Read more »

30
Jun

Community: Inside & Outside of Microchurch

KnotThere is something about meeting people where they are at outside of the traditional microchurch/bible study setting.  As much as we try not to, we all come with our “Bible study face” on when we go to church functions like a microchurch.  It isn’t until you mix that up or hang out with people outside of your microchurch night that you really can get to genuinely know a person (or at least some other sides of them).  Here are some  suggestions on how to build community both in and out of your microchurch setting that don’t involve traditional, cheesy or churchy activities : Read more »

11
Jun

Thinking Outside the Box

Outside the BoxRoutine.  It is easy to get in one and just do what is easy… but that is never what is best for you or your microchurch.  As leaders, we have to FIGHT for renewed vision, passion, and creativity.  Fight the urge to do the same thing the same way.  Fight against complacency.  Here are some ways to think outside the box and mix things up in a microchurch setting: Read more »

1
May

Facilitating Prayer in Your MC

PrayerEvery person coming into your microchurch has a different level maturity when it comes to prayer.  You may have newbies who have never prayed in their life to seasoned intercessors who have logged more hours on their knees than you have been leading a microchurch!  So how do you, the microchurch leader, facilitate a prayerful microchurch where those who know nothing of prayer can grow in this critical aspect of their faith while at the same time not going so elementary that those seasoned prayer warriors are twiddling their thumbs?

I am going to give you a few tips on how to facilitate prayer in your microchurch where everyone wins: Read more »