Starting New Groups

Note: this post is Part 10 of a series entitled, “Rebuilding the Sunday School/Small Group Ministry in the Local Church.” Starting new groups isn’t something only bigger churches talk about, it’s vital to the health of every church. If you’re a leader entrusted with overseeing the small group ministry at your church, you’ve probably heard […]

Sunday’s Coming—We Must be Intentional About Training New Leaders!

Note: this post is Part 9 of a series entitled, “Rebuilding the Sunday School/Small Group Ministry in the Local Church.” Each and every year, our church choir places a priority in celebrating Christmas with a musical we call “Christmas Spectacular.” The musical is grand, the narration is superb, and the drama consistently points the viewer […]

How To Build Small Group Relationships (with and Between Members and Non-Members)

Note: this post is Part 8 of a series entitled, “Rebuilding the Sunday School/Small Group Ministry in the Local Church.” I’ll never forget the last time I was the new person at church. My wife and I walked into a Sunday School class for the first time and did not know anyone. Now, I have […]

3 Principles in Starting New Groups During and Post Pandemic

It has been almost a century since the church was challenged with a pandemic and its impact on church participation and member engagement. Frankly, most of us are struggling to know what to do, when. But one truth is indisputable: effective, healthy small groups are a catalyst to healthy, growing churches. In a (hopefully) post-pandemic […]

How to Restructure and Adapt Your Sunday School/Small Group

Note: this post is Part 7 of a series entitled, “Rebuilding the Sunday School/Small Group Ministry in the Local Church.” Twenty-twenty forced us to adapt to an unprecedented reality. We adapted how we worked, how our children went to school, how we shopped, and how we went to church—all from home. As ministers and staff […]

What’s So Great About the Great Commission?

Hudson Taylor, missionary to China in the 1800’s, may have been the one to popularize the term Great Commission for Jesus’ last command to his followers on earth. Matthew 28:18-20 CSB – “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in […]

Pray for Eastern Louisiana Baptist Association

Associational Mission Strategist: Richard Blue Covers most of Livingston Parish. Major cities are Denham Springs and Walker 140,789 souls reside in the Eastern Louisiana Baptist Association. 5% of the population, or 44,359, are evangelicals. 72,788 or 52% of the population are listed as none’s or non-affiliated with any church. 5,488, or 3.9% of the population, attended […]

How to Reinvest in Small Group Leadership

Note: this post is Part 6 of a series entitled, “Rebuilding the Sunday School/Small Group Ministry in the Local Church.” As we emerge from the pandemic, it is important for church leaders to reinvest in the Small Group leadership. So, why not take this opportunity to “reboot” and get back to the basics? Use these […]