Celebrating 1900 Posts: My 19 Favorites

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celebrateYesterday I published my 1900th post here at MarkHowellLive.com.


I began blogging here in early 2008. Although I don’t have accurate stats on readers and pageviews until 2009, I know it was a slow beginning in terms of traffic. Today…well today is different.

Here is my best attempt at my 19 favorite posts. This was very tough.

  1. 8 Habits of a Life-Changing Small Group Leader (October, 2013)
  2. 5 Things You Need to Know about Connecting Unconnected People (May 2013)
  3. What’s Your Urgency Level for Connecting Unconnected People? (June 2012)
  4. 7 Practices for Developing and Discipling Your Small Group Coaches  (December, 2013)
  5. 5 Essential Practices of a 21st Century Small Group System (August, 2012)
  6. 7 Assumptions that Shape My Small Group Strategy (June, 2013)
  7. 5 Habits I’d Look for If I Was Hiring a Small Group Pastor (January, 2014)
  8. 7 Things You Must Do TO and FOR Your Small Group Leaders (October, 2015)
  9. 6 Essential Questions about Making Disciples and Small Group Ministry (November, 2014)
  10. Four Obsessions of the Extraordinary Small Group Pastor (February, 2015)
  11. 5 Stupid Things Small Group Pastors Need to Stop Doing (September, 2015)
  12. Ten Ideas that Have Shaped My Philosophy of Ministry (December, 2012)
  13. Top 5 Reasons Small Group Leaders Quit (August, 2015)
  14. 8 Secrets for Discovering an Unlimited Number of Leaders (December, 2014)
  15. 5 Things that Used to Work in Small Group Ministry (January, 2016)
  16. 5 Things You Need to Know about 21st Century Small Group Ministry  (September, 2015)
  17. Foundational Teaching: Next Steps for Everyone (October, 2015)
  18. 10 Things Small Group Pastors Should Always Be Thinking (September, 2015)
  19. 5 Clues that Point to a Change in Small Group Ministry (October, 2015)

What do you think?  Is your favorite missing?  You can click here to jump into the conversation.

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  1. Dave Woolsey on May 7, 2016 at 7:34 am

    Congratulations Mark,
    Your work/writing has no doubt helped strengthen God’s Kingdom here on earth in so many ways. Ways you will possibly never even know.
    Dave Woolsey

  2. markchowell on May 7, 2016 at 8:25 am

    Thanks Dave!


  3. Roger Carr on May 9, 2016 at 4:23 am

    Wow! I have so much more to read.

    Mark – Thank you for your dedication to share with us about having an effective small group ministry reaching and developing others for Christ.

  4. markchowell on May 9, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    I love knowing what I’m writing is helpful. Thanks Roger!