August 7, 2011
How would you address some of the issues in this crazy small group?
First things first: have you seen the newest edition of the Small Groups Digizine? If not, you need to know that it focuses on solutions for many of the common problems in small-group life.
And it features a Video Case Study of a small group that, strangely enough, demonstrates just about every problem imaginable in less than five minutes. Click here to see what I mean.
Here's hoping you never experience a group meeting like that!
Obviously mistakes were made by a lot of people in that room (and some outside of it). But we would like to get your opinion on what specifically went wrong. Which people crossed a line, and when did it happen?
Just as importantly, what could have been done to prevent the different outbursts and eruptions that occurred? Did anyone respond correctly? And can anything be done to heal the wounds now present in these group members?
August 4, 2011
Mac Lake gives great advice on how to improve your facilitation skills.
I really like this video from Mac Lake (former Small Groups Pastor at Seacoast Church) on how to improve as a facilitator of discussion.
Time well spent for small-group leaders and member alike, in my opinion!