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Hello friends! I have a fun little idea.

Let’s do a book study together! 

There’s this book. It’s called Lead Smalland it’s written by some wonderful people named Reggie Joiner and Tom Shefchunas. They are cool and they know what’s up.

Lead Small is a book written for Small Group Leaders, about… well, how to be an awesome Small Group Leader.

We love this book. So much, in fact, that our Middle School and High School Ministries went ahead and bought a copy for every single one of our Small Group Leaders. That’s how much we love it.

Right now, I’m re-reading this book for, like, the millionth time, in preparation for a new year of ministry with my Small Group Leaders.

And so… I’m thinking… maybe you’d like to read it with me?

If you would, that’s wonderful. Let’s get started!

For the next four weeks, we’re going to be taking a look at the book Lead Small, by Reggie Joiner and Tom Shefchunas. I am so excited to walk through this book with you. If you and I are already friends, then you might already know that I am completely obsessed with this book. Not kidding. And if you didn’t know that about me already, well, you’re about to find out.

But, before we dive in, let me tell you a little bit about my story.

I grew up going to church. I was there every Sunday morning (and most Sunday nights), every Wednesday night, for weekend retreats, special events, lock-ins, and camps, and . . . you get the picture.

But, even though I’ve spent my entire life immersed in the church, there is one thing I never experienced: a consistent Small Group Leader (or any adult, really) who wanted to invest in me.

Because this idea of a consistent Small Group Leader had never been modeled for me, I didn’t really know what I was missing. But, then, when I was in 11th Grade, a few things happened…


If you want to go through this book study offline, that’s cool too. Grab a PDF of the entire study, print it, stick it in your book, and study away. Here you go…


Whatcha think? Have you read Lead Small before? Want to read it with me?