“Defining the Win” in Vineyard Groups

April 12, 2018 | Keith Crain

When my sons were little, they both played baseball. Like many kids, they started out when they were five-years-old with T-ball and if you know nothing about t-ball, there are three things you should know...   #1. There are two types of...

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Group Killers - Difficult Group Members

April 3, 2018 | Keith Crain

A few weeks ago I wrote an blog post about a group killer, Inconsistent Attendance. Today I will tackle another killer of groups, Difficult Group Members.  If you have been leading groups for a while, there is a chance you have already had...

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Group Killers - Inconsistent Attendance

February 22, 2018 | Keith Crain

I have never personally met Pastor Bill Search, but in the world of small groups, he is a mentor of mine. When I came on staff as the point person for groups, I really wasn’t prepared. While I had led groups and knew the importance of...

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Share the Load in Your Small Group

October 5, 2017 | Keith Crain

1 Corinthians 12:7 says that God gives every believer spiritual gifts for the common good of the body. But if your small group is like most, it’s led by just one person—you. Not that you’re probably complaining, but...

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10 Great Icebreaker Questions

July 21, 2017 | Keith Crain

When people come to your small group, their hearts and minds are all over the place. Maybe they are afraid of losing their job, maybe they just had an argument with their spouse, perhaps they are concerned about a wayward teenage child, or they...

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