Often what we call spiritual maturity…isn't.
Discipleship ideally does not follow evangelism. Discipleship actually begins before someone’s coming to Christ.
At the heart of it, marketing, especially church marketing, is about changing habits and replacing them with new ones. And that is very spiritual.
Social media can be a very simple and effective vehicle to connect with our team, to encourage, inspire, set direction and share information.
What does Scripture tell us about the elements necessary for growth?
"Unconnected people attend less frequently than connected people."
Jesus is no longer meeting in person here with his 12 disciples, and you are not going to do life indefinitely with the wonderful people in your current group.
Literally, the word for encourage is to call to one’s side.
An experiential activity in a small group is kind of like taking a field trip in school.
"Every problem in your life starts when you play God."
Just as a relationship with your best friend would soon turn sour if you stopped speaking, so too will our relationship with God.
"For every legitimate case of abuse, prejudice and corruption, it seems like there are twice as many foolish claims of misguided people who are convinced of the justice due to them."
"Personal growth in the hidden years is what God uses to prepare you for the public years."
The best potential leaders are often reluctant. In reality, they are almost always reluctant.
A handwritten note is personal and rare. But who has time?
One would assume that because Christians are followers of the Truth, that we would be less susceptible to such lies.
8 guidelines to avoid silence when discussion time comes.
"Sometimes in our zeal of connecting people into community, we overreach and make unrealistic promises about small groups."
"No, I’ve never seen a group pull out a golden calf, but man-made objects are not the only false gods people and groups bow down to."
Here are 12 ideas for how your small group can get the most—and give the most—this Christmas.