Monthly Archives: February 2015

Lead Small3- Partner With Parents

If you want to help encourage an authentic faith that lasts for life it is critical that you partner with parents!  Parents are our friends in youth ministry and one of the most important things you can do as a small group leader to encourage authentic faith in your students is to partner with their parents!

Just a shout out to who have helped me tremendously as I have worked to partner with parents, if you are a youth pastor, check out:

It’s great stuff!

Again, if you want to dig deeper into all this “Lead Small” stuff, you can buy the book here:


Lead Small2- Create a Safe Place

This is part 2 in a series of podcasts designed to help small group leaders become AWESOME!!

It is based on a great book called Lead Small.

This podcast is all about how to create a safe place in your small group!  It’s short, but packed with practical ideas of how you can do a great job at making your group a place where students feel safe to be themselves, ask questions, bring doubts, and be completely honest.  This is not easy to do, but it is super important if your group is going to be effective in encouraging authentic faith!

If you want the book that this podcast is based on, Its called Lead Small, check it out here:



Lead Small 1- Be Present

This is the first in a 5 part series of podcasts based on the book Lead Small.  Be Present! The first thing you need to do to be an effective small group leader is be present!

This is an incredible book on how to be an awesome small group leader!   These will be short, but practical podcasts to help you be the best small group leader you can be!

Please consider buying this book here: