Launching a Group

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

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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More Ministry Topics

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How to Develop New Small Group Leaders

Future small group leaders need to be developed. This involves sharing ministry with them to give them opportunities to grow.

Jeff Bezos and the Golden Rule

Success in business can prove to be very elusive. While there is much discussion on what defines a good leader, we will look at two examples of successful leaders and glean examples from them.

How to Fill Out a Sermon Outline

If you are teaching in a team setting, you may be given an outline developed by someone else. Here’s a guide to help you fill out that outline with meaningful ideas.

Cultural Intelligence for Pastors (Series)

This series helps pastors understand and respond wisely to the influences of different cultures in ministry – including one’s own.

Great Groups Must Be Intentional

Small groups are designed to be places where growing disciples make other disciples. To accomplish that goal, groups must be intentional about several important priorities.

Pastoral Priority

It is imperative for every pastor to establish personal priorities. The best example of what those priorities should be is seen in the life of Jesus.