Recenter Your Soul

Recenter Your Soul

There is nothing quite like being a small group leader.  Sure, it doesn’t pay well (unless you happen to see Pizza and Diet Coke as currency).  Sure, the hours aren’t great (especially those long sleep deprived weekends away from your family and friends).  Sure,...
Are You Willing to be Insignificant?

Are You Willing to be Insignificant?

Have you ever ‘mapped out’ your faith journey? You probably have—at least a little. In fact, for many of us, it’s what we might call our “testimony”—the testament of life-changing work God has done (or is doing) in your life. Mapping out your faith journey...
Small Group Leaders That Pray

Small Group Leaders That Pray

We want Small Group Leaders to pray with kids, right? But do we take the time to teach them how? Often the most overlooked opportunity by Small Group Leaders (SGLs) is simply praying with the kids. I’ve led my fair share of small groups so I know sometimes it can get...
TMI

TMI

Over sharing. We all do it—or are at least tempted to do it—every now and then. A kid asks a question in a moment of distractedness, and you give him the full “adult” answer instead of putting the kid filter on it. Or you find yourself in a situation where you have...

20 Questions

Students ask lots of questions. I’ve had college-aged students in theology programs ask what a Gentile is, and I’ve had sixth graders ask about “Apostolic Dispensationalism”. I’ve come to learn that, no matter the level of ministry, we will get easy questions and...

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