Cracking the Leadership Code


by Brett Eastman Sally had been leading a small group for a few months when Jane, her small group coach, called her. Sally thought, …
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The Daniel Plan – The Small Group Ministry Show


Training Steve Gladen and Brett Eastman interview Dee Eastman (The Daniel Plan Director) about the Daniel Plan. Dee’s role will be to …
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The Perks of Pain


The absence of a loved one. The loss of a best friend. The end of a career. Abandonment. Abuse. Being dismissed or overlooked. Loneliness. …
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Planning Made Simple – Three Keys to a Plan that Works


Every leader has a responsibility for planning, execution and moving ministry forward. And for those of us tasked with administrative or …
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The Prepared and Prayerful Leader

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Brett Eastman describes the power of being a Prepared and Prayerful Leader in your small group ministry. 1. Be one step ahead. Think …
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Communication: The Value of the Stage

The Stage

The stage (which is anything you communicate while you are in front of your congregation) is the most valuable communicating tool you have. …
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Church Busy-ness


Churches are busy—and proud of it, aren’t we? We love to boast about all we’re doing: whether it be on the Web, in worship guides, or even …
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Video: Is Your Church a Movement or a Museum?

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Every living thing changes. The question for churches is, will the change be for life or death? Will your church be a museum or a movement …
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The #1 Way to Fight Insecurity


Moses is one of my favorite heroes in the Bible. Partly because of the danger surrounding the time of his birth. Partly because he was an …
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The Enemies of Unity

The Enemies of Unity

Whether you are leading a church plant, pastoring a church, or whatever your context unity, on your team is a big deal.  Teams lacking in …
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