Distinctly Christian Leadership By Dave Alford

For those of us in group ministry, leadership development has got to be at or near the top our list of activities that are most vital to our success. A Google query on the topic of leadership yields over 454 million results meaning that there is so much information on the subject that it is… [ Read More ]

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Is Your Church Really Safe? By Ben Reed

Is your church safe? I don’t mean “we have police officers” and “we have hidden cameras” and “I’m packing heat on my pew.” Is your church safe for you to be you? Can you be the you that doesn’t have it all figured out? That has more questions than answers, some days? Can you be… [ Read More ]

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Remove The Stress, Pick a Deadline By David Heinemeier Hansson

October 20 was the internal deadline we picked for Basecamp 3 back in early Summer. It was computed by the highly scientific method of two-parts sussing, one-part calendar dart throwing, and the full awareness of its arbitrary nature. The purpose of a self-imposed deadline is to sharpen the edge of your prioritization sword and stake… [ Read More ]

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No Need to Stand Alone By Jay Daniell

As Small Group Point Person, there is no need to stand alone. Around the turn of the century, God moved in me, as a volunteer, to launch Small Groups in our local congregation. I remember the fun, excitement and passion which I enjoyed; those were the days… I also remember the pain, heartbreak and struggles…. [ Read More ]

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Training new group leaders

Click here to listen to Greg’s Group Talk We are in the summer grind.  It’s time to be preparing for the fall season of Small Group Life.  One of the most beneficial things you can do today to insure success tomorrow is to equip your Small Group Leaders. And nothing is as effective as a… [ Read More ]

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Leadership: Who is Next?

“Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” John 20.21 We are all sent. It is built into the identity of a Christian. We are sent by God with the gospel as disciples to go make more disciples…who go make more disciples. And… [ Read More ]

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What Does Spiritual Planning Look Like?

image credit: http://creationswap.com/palkomedia There is certainly nothing “unspiritual” about planning.  But, it is very possible to do “unspiritual” planning.  In other words, it is very possible to plan purely from human wisdom and experience and gifting and leave God out of the process. So, what does it look like to make sure my planning is… [ Read More ]

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