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Sunday Morning Dinner Party Experience

Let’s pretend that tonight you have to go to a dinner party. It’s not the kind of party you’re looking forward to, though. You’re going alone, you know very few people, if any, who will be there, and you fear you will end up making small talk with acquaintances all evening…

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Sleeping Under the Table

The first time I hosted a sleepover with my small group, we were still renting a small apartment. There were eight or nine 6th grade girls there, but they made enough noise for eighty or ninety….

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Shedding Light

I love light. In the evening, as the sun sets, I walk around my house and turn on a few lights and lamps. I’ve never been a fan of dark. Maybe it’s some childhood heebie-jeebies lingering from my past…

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Making Summer a Blast

Between vacations, sports camps, and visiting relatives, many churches see a drop in attendance during the summer months.  This makes the time you may spend with your few even less than usual.  So what can you do to make this summer special?

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How to Avoid Awkward Beginnings

Let’s face it. The beginning of small group can be awkward. One by one your kids come in and sit down and you probably ask the same question I ask, to every kid, every week… “How was your week?” “Did you do anything fun?” “What’s up?”

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Showing Up For Practice

Showing Up For Practice

The phone call still resonates in my head sometimes. My football coach called me the day after the first day of practice for the season. He was calling because I hadn’t shown up for the first day. I was a senior in High School, and I had played 3 years for this... read more
Sharing Your Story

Sharing Your Story

As you prepare for your upcoming weekend and think about the lesson your few will hear, take some extra time to reflect back over your own life. Has there been a time when this week’s lesson was demonstrated in your life? Has God provided for you just as He provided... read more
Unexpected Accountability

Unexpected Accountability

“I’m only 21. What can I really teach them? I’m still figuring life out myself in a lot of ways,” I thought as I waited to meet a group of 6th grade girls that would soon call me their small group leader. I was nervous. I was doubting myself. I was doubting God. Now,... read more

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