Small group vs. church management: How to pick the right software tool

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These are unprecedented times for churches and small groups. At no other time have there been so many digital resources out there to support congregations. And at no time has the need for digital organization and support been higher. Due to COVID, churches have been forced to get creative with fellowship, and to think outside … Read more

Boost your small group collaboration with these 8 sentences [NVC pt. 2]

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FOR our intro to Nonviolent communication and why you might want to bring it to your group, click here. Nonviolent Communication is collaborative group communication Potato, po-tah-to! Last week we talked about the 4-step process of Nonviolent Communication (NVC). The point of adopting this communication strategy is two-fold: 1. Cut down on petty miscommunication issues, … Read more

Wired to connect: Up happiness by leaning into your social network

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Did you know that social connectedness is a better indicator of adult well-being than class, education level, and wealth? Are you aware of the sheer volume of data that show how incredibly vital social connections and quality relationships are to personal happiness? There’s a lot of data out there. Not only that, but in addition, … Read more

Stuck in group email hell? 3 ways to eliminate inbox overload now

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Conducting group business using email alone, as many of us know, is an absolutely Herculean project. Group email hell is a real place. For leaders, the process requires full-time tending. They are forced to orchestrate and monitor every piece of communication with regard to scheduling and decision-making. For members, this collab-via-email “strategy” (if we want … Read more

5 top traits of servant leaders: adopt this style to boost your group

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“Don’t judge the day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson Out with the group hero, and in with the servant leader It’s a common story among small groups and startups: a charismatic and driven leader is leading the charge, driving change, saving the day, relishing in … Read more

Groupizy features Brene Brown: The Daring Greatly Leadership Manifesto

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“We are hardwired for connection, curiosity, and engagement…” You’re most likely familiar at least with the name, Brene Brown. Brown is a researcher, author, public speaker, professor who has spent her career focusing on courage and shame. Around here, we are big fans of her wildly popular book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be … Read more

Group empowerment hot tip: leash your inner control freak

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Control freak-ishness: noun, the tendency towards micromanagement as a coping mechanism for dealing with fear (and unchecked ego) Control freak-ishness is a strategy, albeit a dysfunctional strategy, for dealing with fear. Fear that something will go wrong if the control freak eases up on the reins a bit. Is that you? If you’re the resident … Read more

Groupizy features TED: How Great Leaders Inspire Action with Simon Sinek

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Inspired group leaders understand (and communicate) their “why” What does it mean to embrace inspired group leadership? Last week, we talked about how leaders can stay motivated when their dedication to their role on the team is flagging hard. One of our suggestions was to lean into the questioning. We recommended that leaders do a … Read more

Getting unstuck from mental quicksand: How to motivate yourself as a group leader

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Or, enough about them. Let’s talk about you! Much has been written about how leaders can motivate their people. Much of the writing has to do with corporate environments and work teams. But our blog isn’t for corporate leadership development. It’s about a different kind of leadership. Our focus is on groups that have voluntarily formed … Read more

Boosting group morale during COVID: 5 actionable tips

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In order to thrive, groups of course need to be invested in their goals. But also, group members need to be invested in their relationships with one another.  During COVID we’ve all been thrown for myriad loops (remember all the think pieces about toilet paper hoarding that were coming out six months ago?). In professional … Read more