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Category Archives: Small Groups
That Moment When Your Faith’s True Size Is Revealed!
Have you ever come to an obstacle in life and decide to bail instead of press forward? Perhaps because the path grew unfamiliar and uncomfortable you chose to take the easy wrong instead of the difficult right. Going to a … Continue reading
Posted in christian life, Church Health, Deeper Walk With God, Discipleship, faith, God's will, Just Read It!, Love of God, Small Groups, Will of God Tagged Bible, Cinderella, faith, faithless, fantasy, God, God's Word, heart, Jesus, life group, Lord, obstacle, path, reading, small group, Trust, understanding, will, Word of God Leave a comment
Transformed Podcast #281: Strategies for a Winning Sunday School!
If we are to truly disciple the men and women who attend our Sunday School or small groups, we will need to seek to help them “win” at the spiritual life. In our New Year series, “When Sunday School Works … Continue reading
Posted in Small Groups, Sunday School, Transformed Tagged attitude, bottom line, change, church, difficult people, dream, health, hope, individualism, John Maxwell, logical, loser, Michael Jordan, nay sayer, obstacles, Passion, potential, power, rational, refusal, rules, small group, Sunday School, surfer, team, Value, winner, winning Leave a comment
Transformed Podcast #280: Sunday School Focuses on Spiritual Maturity!
Someone has described the American Church as 100 miles wide and an inch deep – ouch! Spiritual maturity is truly to be a primary goal of the Church … … and in our New Year series, “When Sunday School Works … Continue reading
Posted in Small Groups, Sunday School, Transformed Tagged accept, assassination, charactetr, Christ, complain, correct, discern, disciple, discipleship, divide, entrap, faith, false teacher, focus, gossip, grow, growth, grumpy, gullible, infancy, Jesus, maturity, spiritual, stability, Sunday School, Unity Leave a comment
Small Group Philosphy 101
We welcome good friend Mark Howell to Eagles In Leadership today. His article today is a reprint, used by his permission. Mark is a valued friend and wise leader. We know you will enjoy this installment. What is the philosophy … Continue reading
Posted in Guest Column, Small Groups Tagged Christianity, coaching, community, delivery system, discipleship, environment, impact, interaction, learning, life span, life-change, maturity, membership, philosophy, shepherd, small groups Leave a comment
Transformed Interviews Steve Gladen About Small Groups With Purpose!
Steve and Matt Photo Credit: Melodee Smith In today’s episode, we return to the world of the 1st century and try to discover how the early church exploded upon the Roman Empire so quickly. Matt’s guest today is Steve Gladen, … Continue reading
Posted in Book Reviews, Interviews, Small Groups, Transformed Tagged Christianity, church growth, church health, Saddleback, small groups, Steve Gladen 1 Comment
Small Groups Build the “One Another” Dimension of Our Faith!
Artwork Credit: currie-baptist.org.uk Often church leaders ask me, “How can we help our people care for one another more? I like to refer them to Acts 2 and ask them if they have a dynamic small group ministry. When I … Continue reading
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An Action Plan For Establishing A Small Group Ministry
Artwork Credit: ragamuffinsoul.com Many churches ask me, “How do we grow our people into deeper faith?” As the Gospels and the book of Acts demonstrate, the best way to grow your faith is to live it in community! Jesus chose … Continue reading