Starting a Church


Warning! What Nobody Tells You About Joining A Small Group

Summary:  If you expect the people in your group to be “normal,” you’re in for a big surprise.  If you hope to build close-knit community with others Christians, you have to bring a different expectation.  You have to expect that everyone is fatally flawed, and that those flaws will negatively affect you at some point.  Continue Reading…

22 Synergistic Techniques for Facilitating Successful Small Groups

In the last post, we learned that good facilitators (leaders) love and respect people as they are.  They don’t treat them like things to be fixed.  Because of this, you won’t catch them constantly talking and giving advice.  You’ll catch them asking questions and listening most of the time. Facilitating a group is not a mechanical process. Continue Reading…

A Couple Major Reasons Small Group Leaders Can Be Ineffective

Summary:  Good facilitators (leaders) love and respect people as they are.  They don’t treat them like things to be fixed.  Because of this, you won’t catch them constantly talking and giving advice.  You’ll catch them asking questions and listening most of the time. In the last post, we learned that in order to help a church start Continue Reading…

Church Facilitation: 2 Must-Have’s You Need Before You’re Ready

Summary:  In order to help a church start and grow, you need to be more than gifted.  You need to be “fully developed.”  This doesn’t happen in your 20s.  Almost never in your 30s.  The church will probably start considering you in your 40s. In the last post, we learned that at the beginning, organic churches need help with Continue Reading…

2 Major Things Organic Churches Need Help With at the Beginning

Summary:  At the beginning, organic churches need help with establishing purpose and culture.  A gifted facilitator is able to do this.  They will first lay the foundation of God’s eternal purpose as the reason for their existence.  Then, they will guide (not control) the group in discovering their local purpose and culture as time goes on.  These Continue Reading…