Going Off Script

Going Off Script

Kids are funny. The younger they are, the more likely you are to know what’s going through their minds at any given moment, and oftentimes it has nothing to do with what’s going on in everyone else’s minds! On one of my girls’ birthday, we were talking about what she...
Not Just Rock, Paper Scissors

Not Just Rock, Paper Scissors

There is a certain species characterized most easily by its amazing ability to talk constantly about a wide variety of subjects: everything from Broadway musicals to soccer to video games. Its common name is the Fourth Grade Girl. The girls I get to spend time with...

Derailing Discipline

Nothing can derail my small group quicker than discipline issues! And when these issues arise, I begin to wonder if I’m making any impact at all. Let’s face it; dealing with discipline can be one of the hardest things we face as small group leaders! We all have needs....

Leading 101

Be prepared. For years I studied the motto of the Boy Scouts like my life depended on it. In fact, I embraced the motto so much that I earned my Eagle Scout. Little did I know, one day my life really would depend on being prepared. That day came when I said “yes” to...

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