The time on an elevator could change your small group ministry

You know the drill. You are waiting for an elevator, any elevator. The door opens; you walk in, face the door, press the button and stare at the door. Everyone does the same thing. Comedians have made acts out of the goofy behavior that happens in elevators. Something else also happens. It doesn’t have to… [ Read More ]

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Hot (and successful) experiences for small groups this summer

image via Terry Lane, CreationSwap Some small groups take a break in the summer, others make sure they are on mission, still more groups use the summer to build deeper relationships with one another and those who don’t yet have a friendship with Jesus. No matter what your group is up to this summer you… [ Read More ]

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The 4 secrets of a fruitful ministry

Most people are interested in productivity. But the Bible doesn’t use the word “productivity;” instead, you’ll find there the word “fruitfulness.” God wants us to have fruitful ministries, so I want to show you some principles that will produce a godly fruitfulness in your life. I believe there are four conditions that are essential for… [ Read More ]

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Where is your group’s love?

February is a month thought of as the “love” month. More flowers and candy will be sent this month more than any other month, all in the name of “love”. It is a month centered on Valentine’s Day, seen as a holiday about “love”. I proposed to Lisa 24 years ago on Valentine’s Day. We… [ Read More ]

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Chaplain Koehl

Sharing  the gospel of Jesus Christ throe (Salvation Packets) looking for members to share the gospel of Jesus Christ  free packets to anyone called to share the good news  contact Chaplain Koehl @ chaplainkoehl@gmail.com Or 336 755 9605 FREE  We have free Salvation Packets and Publication boxes that you manta we at CCMM ship free to you..  If… [ Read More ]

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10 Things Churches can Learn from the Apple Store

What follows below is a post from Guy Kawasaki who was for many years a “chief evangelist” for all things Apple and who continues to write about excellence in design, marketing, innovation, and retail. In this piece he summarizes some key insights from a book about the phenomenal retail success of the Apple store. As… [ Read More ]

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Small group promo video

If you’re looking to get new folks connected in small groups, this could be a great video for you to show. And the creators of the video have made it available, in editable form, for free! (links below) Happy video-sharing! To download this video, see below. Download the QuickTime format (.H264) – 320×240 – 11MB Download… [ Read More ]

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Replenish Your Soul: What Kind of Old Person Do I Want to Be?

What kind of old person do you want to be? It’s a question you never think about in your twenties, rarely in your thirties, and only occasionally in your forties. But at least in my case hitting the big five-zero caused me to ponder this question with great frequency. Turning fifty flipped an inner switch;… [ Read More ]

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Growing to maturity

When it comes to launching successful groups, having a plan is essential. And part of success must be viewed as creating spiritual maturity. It’s unfortunate, but many churches assume that spiritual maturity happens automatically, so they have no real plan for helping their members grow in Christ. That’s why I encourage churches to be purpose… [ Read More ]

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Tossed, Tumbled and Still Trusting: A study in the Book of Ruth

This month we are featuring a study for women based on the Book of Ruth and Saddleback’s exciting new 40 Days in the Word. Can you image how you would react if you lost everything; your spouse, home, comfort, security, and children? These are the very situations God allowed into the lives of two prominent… [ Read More ]

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