By James Emery White on Sep 21, 2022
"Regardless of the type of small group ministry you may have, there are three foundational questions that must be settled for maximum effectiveness and clear focus––yet seldom are. And they are foundational questions because they speak to the heart of your philosophy of ministry."
By Glenn Packiam on Jul 6, 2023
Small groups are a perfect example of how pastors may learn from researchers. At many church conferences, pastors speak confidently of their latest, greatest small group model, sure that it is the new breakthrough in discipleship.
By SermonCentral on Jan 13, 2021
When it comes to small groups, what works for big churches may not work for small churches.
By Larry Osborne on May 9, 2023
"I learned early on that if my preaching was to be powerful, it had to be memorable," says Larry Osborne.
By Todd Hiestand on Nov 19, 2020
"One of the most individual things done in churches these days is preaching." (And that's not a good thing.)
By John Gilman Ii on Mar 18, 2021
Before kids, life was simpler, but it was a lot less fun. After kids, things get crazy. Everything takes more time, and you wonder what you did before the little ones were around. Going places with your kids becomes an adventure. You pack up everything you’ll need and some things you won’t. You make sure everyone’s eaten and used the restroom, even though you know they’ll be hungry and have to go again when you get there.
By John Gilman Ii on Feb 18, 2021
How can a group of people who are committed to seeing something great happen and are willing to put in the time and energy it takes, only to see their vision fail?
By SermonCentral on May 9, 2021
So, what if we could look into the future ten years from now, and see the characteristics of the healthiest churches in America? Would you be willing to make changes now? Take a look.
By SermonCentral on Aug 7, 2023
We can't treat Millennials as a homogeneous group. We have to minister to them as individuals, instead.
By Karl Vaters on May 4, 2022
How can we reach our communities if they have no idea we love them? And how will they know we love them if we don’t work alongside them?
By Rick Ezell on Nov 2, 2021
You may be the most skilled preacher and your church may have excellent small groups or the best children’s ministry in the city, but your first-time guests will never know unless they make a second or third visit.
By Ed Stetzer on Jan 31, 2020
Ed Stetzer: "The churches on our Largest and Fastest-Growing lists are all engaging in various ministries. However, we are watching many of these congregations push themselves deeper in multisite ministry, small groups and serving the culture."
By Carey Nieuwhof on Jan 12, 2021
Preaching is one of the most demanding tasks required of communicators.
You’re not just giving a ‘talk,’ you’re communicating the Word of God—faithfully (you trust). And you do this in front of groups of people who have more communication options and sources than at any point in human history.
Not an easy task.
By SermonCentral on Apr 18, 2021
Where are all the great small churches?
Would you know one if you saw one?
They exist. There’s no doubt about that. There are great small churches in every country, serving every ethnic group and in virtually every language. They worship in every imaginable liturgical style and they meet in every type of building – including no building at all.
By Staff Writer on Feb 16, 2020
Here's a free customizable youth sermon you can use with your youth group in a powerful campaign surrounding the I Still Believe movie (releasing March 13, 2020).