As small-group leaders, we can learn how to lead vibrant, life-changing groups from a variety of sources, and we should always be looking to learn more. Why? Because God uses what we do to transform lives and grow his kingdom. Last month, I viewed the Preach Better Sermons conference webcast from Preaching Rocket, featuring some of the best preachers and presenters around. While watching and listening, I made some of my own applications for leading a small group.
Create tension. Andy Stanley talked about how he deliberately creates some tension in the beginning of his message to get people to say, "Tell me the answer to that question or problem." Stanley said, "You're never bored when there's tension."