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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Mentor Training Sketch

Mentorship is something we are called to do as followers of Christ, but how do we learn to be mentors ourselves?

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How to Make Your Group Welcoming to Guests

It can be intimidating to attend a small group for the first time. Will your group make guests feel welcome or weird?

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Romans 12: Creating a Healthy Worship Ministry

The goal of every worship ministry should be to magnify God and be unified in purpose. How to accomplish this is much easier said than done. So what’s the solution? Romans 12 gives us the answer.

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What Is a Group and Why Should I Start One?

When we talk about “groups”, we’re just talking about connecting with people in your world in intentional ways. Here are some examples:

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How to Power Through in Mentoring

It’s easy to give up and stop trying to help someone pursue God. Here’s how to power through the challenges and discouragement to make a difference.

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Handling Expectations | Insights from Pastors’ Wives #1

Your ministry role will be more enjoyable and fruitful if you manage the expectations that come with being married to a pastor.

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