Launching a Group

Use the resources below to help launch a healthy small group.

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How to Lead a Small Group Discussion

People grow when they can participate in discovering and sharing the truth together. The resources at pursueGOD.org will help you lead engaging conversations with that result.

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How to Help Someone Pursue God| The “FLEX” Method

Ready to help someone pursue God? Empower your conversations with these three simple steps.

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Bad Answers to Good Questions

What to do when someone answers a discussion question in a way that is not quite right.

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Dealing with the Small Group Dominator

Many small group leaders must deal with people who dominate the discussion during a meeting. Here are a few tips for dealing with a dominator.

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Encouraging Quiet People to Share in Groups

How to encourage quieter people to participate in small group discussions.

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Help Your Group Get Comfortable with Prayer

Praying together can be a powerful experience for a small group. But group members are often uncomfortable praying aloud. Here’s how you can help develop a common prayer life as a group.

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When Someone Drops a Bombshell in Your Group

Sometimes a member of a small group will drop a shocking, major bombshell on the group. There is no way to prepare in advance for a shock you don’t know is coming, but if you are flexible, your group can rise to the occasion to be used by God. Here’s how.

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When Your Small Group Gets Off Track

Tangents and rabbit trails can take your group off track at any time. As a leader, it is your job to manage group tangents. Here are a few tips.

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Why Switch to PursueGOD for Your Men’s Group

Chad explains how his men’s group changed when he made the switch to pursueGOD.org’s free conversation-based resources.

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3 Tips for Finding Conversations for Groups or Mentoring

Finding a conversation for your small group or mentoring meeting is one of the simplest ways to make sure your time together is well spent.

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3 Simple Tech Tips for Every Group

Leading a group by printing out discussion guides or workbooks is fine, but using technology in your group is even better. Try these simple tips for using technology in your group…

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3 Ways to Connect to a TV for your Group

Using the pursueGOD resources with your group (or family) works best if you connect to a TV so everyone can see videos, articles, and discussion questions.

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