September 11, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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Small Group Challenges: When a Member Needs Ministry

No matter how great a group you lead, eventually, someone in the group will have a great need. It might be a job loss, an illness, a difficult pregnancy, a death in the family, or an accident. Most of these … Continue reading

April 27, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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34 Ideas to Help Teens Serve

As we have already discussed in previous posts, today’s teens, known as Generation Z, desire three things: information, stimulation, and connection. Small student/youth Bible study groups can accomplish all three things. During group time, students can learn the concepts and … Continue reading

February 23, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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Be a Talent Scout

Have you noticed that your church, like most churches, is looking for help with all sorts of ministries and tasks all the time? There never seems to be enough workers to accomplish the church’s work. Most of those workers will … Continue reading

August 4, 2016
by Walter Norvell
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Small Groups Praying for Their Community

Prayer, in many ways, is a mysterious yet practical aspect of following Jesus. I believe God is working His plan. And I also believe that when I engage in prayer, at God’s invitation, I work with Him to bring His … Continue reading

April 25, 2016
by Walter Norvell
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Sunday School and Small Groups

The most common approach to small group Bible study in churches is some form of Sunday School. Many think of Sunday School as one thing and small groups as something entirely different. Yet, Sunday School is small groups engaging in … Continue reading

November 16, 2015
by Walter Norvell
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Can I Clean My Roll?

I have names on my roll that are just holding my group back. We have good attendance, but these no-shows hurt my average. Everyone would feel better about our class if our roll only had the strong attenders listed on … Continue reading