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July 27, 2010

Contest Time: Get the Word Out

You could win an iPad just by sharing the news about


First, if you haven't seen the new Small Groups Digizine, click here to check it out. It's a free resource with content from John Ortberg, Mark Batterson, Heather Zempel, Pat J. Sikora, and more, and it's specially designed to equip and inspire small-group leaders as they prepare for the fall.

Second, we need you to help us spread the word about our new Digizine, and about the great resources available through We want as many churches and small-group leaders as possible to be aware that they can have unlimited access to hundreds of downloadable, high-quality training resources and Bible studies, plus the largest archive of free articles, icebreakers, and expert advice available online.

That's why we are giving away an iPad (retail value of $499) in our new sweepstakes—plus several other fabulous prizes, including memberships, magazine subscriptions, and more. (Click here for official rules.)

There are four ways you can help us spread the word, and each one will get you entered into our iPad sweepstakes:

  1. Become a fan of the Facebook Page.

  2. Follow SmallGroupscom on Twitter and use the hashtag #SGDigizine to re-tweet one of our posts (limit one entry per day).

  3. Mention/review the Digizine (or a article or download) on your personal or church blog, then post the link in the Comments section below. Note: you've got to post a comment below with a link to your blog, or we'll never find it.) Again, this is limited to one entry per day.

  4. Click here to sign up for the newsletter. (Every person that signs up for the newsletter during the month of August will automatically be entered to win.)

And that's all you have to do! As you can see, it's possible to get your name thrown in the hat multiple times if you take a varied approach. Once we have all of the names collected, winners will be determined by random drawings. The contest runs all the way through the month of August, and we will be giving away lots and lots of prizes—so get busy!

Oh, and here's the official prize list, if you're interested:

  • Grand Prize: An Apple iPad 16GB (retail value of $499).

  • First Prize: Five entrants will receive a one-year Church Membership to (retail value of $199). Any winners that are already members will have their subscriptions extended by one year.

  • Second Prize: Ten entrants will receive a one-year subscription to their choice of Christianity Today magazine, Books and Culture, or Leadership Journal.

  • Third Prize: Twenty entrants will receive a free downloadable Training Pack or Bible Study from or

posted by Sam O'Neal on July 27, 2010 4:20 PM

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George Ferris


I could really use this.


Just so everyone is clear -- posting a comment in this blog post does not count as an entry into the contest unless you include a link to your blog or website where you have mentioned or reviewed the Small Groups Digizine, or any of's downloadable resources.

That being said, I'm certainly glad that a lot of people are excited about the iPad prize. We are, too!

would love to win

I becmme a fan of the Facebook Page.tracey byram

Would love to win an iPad.

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This would be great!!!!!!

would really enjoy this, I dont have one.

this is great!

I'm subscrined and I'd love to win!


What a wonderful gift to offer! Blessings!

I reviewed the Digizine, which I liked quite a bit, thank you, on my blog at God's blessings to you on this endeavor! Keep up the good work!

I think this is totally cool and blogged about it:

Great ideas and Bible studies

What if I am already a Fan of your FB page? Are CURRENT Fans included? Great contest and great content!
No blog content here yet- just the question for greedy types - hmm my weakness? thanks for the wonderful information and this opportunity!

Hi K,

I don't know if we had discussed current FB fans -- I'll look into that. But in the meantime, there are lots of other ways to enter, so be sure to take advantage of those.


it wont let me follow on twitter. says you blocked me

I have mentioned your new Digizine on my growing blog, and I hope I can use your resources in my small group and the others in my church. THANKS! Here's the link:

New Resource From!

Yea, God! for all of you, and bring on the great resources and some iPad sweetness!

That's strange, Delano. I didn't know we could do a pre-emptive block! It wasn't on purpose, certainly.

What is your Twitter handle? I'll see if I can get that straightened out.

Hey Life Team Leaders - Check out this website and Digizine for GREAT tips on leading a small group and resource materials for fall. - Tracie Balado, OCC Life Teams Director


Here is my mention of the digizine - nice job with it. Like it.

I mentioned the digizine...I really enjoyed it. thanks!

I have suggested the facebook page to several friends. I enjoy reading the e-newsletter I receive from Small

Just reviewed the Small Groups Digizine! I just love technology. Great content for churches that have small groups or are thinking of new ways to approach small group ministry.

let me win

Following on Twitter @Dutchbrosluv and new facebook fan Linda S Davison...Nice giveaway and love your Facebook site and signed up for the newsletter. I tweeted with the hagtag #SGDigizine

Your link has been posted on the "I Love My Small Group" page in Facebook.

win all

What a great Christmas gift this would make for my grandson
Good luck to everyonep

I would love to win this.

I am interested in starting a small group with neighbours. And As I am retired (75 year old)Now doing visitation to shut ins I would be interested in that type of ipad you are showing can you advise me on a cheap version of them and where i could buy one. My name is George Haig and I come from Scotland

Way to go Small Groups.Com. Small Groups are a microcosm of the church. It's where people connect and fellowship. It's a place where your faith is strengthened. A people who bond while loving, serving and worshiping GOD. Great support. Thank you Small Groups.Com

Thank you for the resource!

Thanks for the new resourses for Small Groups...they are much needed!!

If I was to win one of these it would be a prayer realized. What witnessing tool it could be and would be. I have always desired one but having a very large family and very tight budget very got. May God bless you in your ministry. I belong two a small group and have one of my own.
Yours in Christ Jesus

Thank you for a chance to win!

this would make a great Christmas gift good luck to everyone

Loved your digizine. It was a bit difficult to read on my ipad because of the split page on the front of some columns especially the one where the column was split betwwen two pages. Fix that and I would read this frequently!

Posted on my bran new Blog - Life Together - Small Groups.
Great prize!

Great resource for our small group ministry. Thanks!

Awesome prize. I hope I win.

Thought this article called "The Good, the Bad, and the Weird" was perfect for my small groups to read on my blog NoodleCrumbs at

This looks like a great resource for Sunday School teachers, off-site discipleship small groups, etc. Thanks for sending me the link for this. I'm sure I would have eventually heard about it, but I love to be ahead of the game.

Here's the link on my blog.

Thanks for offering such a great resource for free.

Great idea and wonderful prize!

Great resources for growth.

This would a great help for sermon preparation!

Thank you Small Group Resource Ministry for offering such an item. It would really be of great help for a mobile Pastor like me.


Good luck all ;)

i would love to have this as i step out to lead a small group in my community in word and prayer times. it would just be the perfect gift from God.
Please enter me

Great contest! Jesus is Lord!

Jesus is Lord!


want to win

You provide excellent resources for those involved in small group ministry and I am certain that the digizine will be a great resource. Thanks for your ministry to the church. I mentioned it on my blog.

love to have this

I loved the article I read written by Randy Frazee and building circular, instead of linear, relationships. I've added a quote from him to an article on my blog written 8/25/10. Keep up the good work SmallGroups!

I've liked your FB page & suggested you to all my friends :)

rt'd & rt'd

I liked on facebook!

the most difficult thing in this world is to begin .
with God all things are possible .
so i will win .
stay blessed .

the most difficult thing in the globe is to begin!
With God all things are Possible.

When is the drawing??? This would be such a blessing!

Thanks for the chance!!

hope to win

Im victorious!!!

My Small Group blog can be found at:

I am a fan on facebook

I subscribed

i follow you on twitter

I tweeted here

my blog is facebook and I posted on your wall whih all my friends can then see. This would come in so handy for my covenant group gatherings and our bible studies. Thanks for the chance

I reviewed the digizine -- great resource! I look forward to the next issue. Link here:

Great Prize

Did you pick a winner?

I haven't seen you post a winner yet so there's still a chance to be the winner, right? I would truly love to have an ipad - It would be wonderful for our bi weekly covenant groups - where we could quickly search a bible passage. Last week we were trying to find a reference that was in Paul to see if it was also listed elsewhere and the ipad would have come in very handy. I am also the Chair for our church council (at CUMC)and enjoy the inspiring articles you post on how to get more leaders in our Church.

Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as
though you relied on the video to make your point.
You definitely know what youre talking about, why waste your intelligence on just posting videos to your blog when you could be giving us something enlightening to read?

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