Flipping the Circle Inside Out

Flipping the Circle Inside Out

As SGLs, we believe life-change happens in circles. This is the magic behind small groups. Coming together in a circle to encourage, challenge and love each other as we grow to develop in our everyday faith. We know this is true for all ages. Even our elementary-aged...
Mentoring Teens

Mentoring Teens

He was young—about 16, wiry and full of energy, but not in a frenetic way. As soon as he stepped out, the kids’ eyes were glued to him. He had prepped well; it was obvious he was used to speaking in public and that he knew the story and how to use the props to full...
Share Your Story

Share Your Story

Dirt cookies. Certainly not the most appetizing sounding cookie in the world. But around our church we get really excited when you mention them. Let me tell you why. Last summer our high school students attended Never the Same Camp in Houghton, NY. On the last day of...
Making Room for More

Making Room for More

The value of small groups is that they are small. Profound, I know. But this is a value that took me entirely too long to embrace in ministry.  I am one who gravitates to large gatherings. I am energized by large group settings where a mass of kids participate in...
“What’s Your Story” Thursday!

“What’s Your Story” Thursday!

I met Claire the first day I came to observe the high school ministry at our church. She made an immediate impression. At that point in time, our ministry met at a house on Monday nights. Claire’s parents had graciously opened their home every Monday night to about 40...

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