A weary world can rejoice because Jesus is our Immanuel, Savior, and burden-bearer.
Delight, Desires, and Decisions
Our first priority is to delight in the Lord. It is not to seek the desires of our heart.
Thanksgiving Discussion Starters
Ask the people you see throughout the week these simple questions to start what could be a life-changing discussion!
Is Your Group Bible Study Biblical? Part 1: Important Questions
How do you make sure the group Bible study you are leading is—well, biblical? How can you assure, as much as possible, your group discussion goes in the direction of biblical truth?
The (Debatable) Meaning of Koinonia in the New Testament Church . . . and the Important Implications for Today
In true biblical community, we share not only financial resources and food, but much more. As we gather in biblical community, we share God's love, grace, joy, peace, wisdom, and more with one another.
Is Your Body Physically Fit?
A healthy body is a moving body. It is built by Christ for his mission, which starts with "Go"! We weren't built to merely congregate or assemble.
10 Recommended Books for Small Group Coaches
I recently asked some of my small group ministry friends for their recommendations for small group coaching books. The first five are their recommendations, followed by five I regularly recommend.
Life to the Full with a Broken Patella
One year ago today, October 10, 2021, I fell mountain biking in Brown County Indiana, and fractured my kneecap. To summarize, over the last year, I've had three knee surgeries, a severe infection following surgery #1, six weeks of intravenous...
The Power of Authenticity
When I was about 10 years old, I made friends with two brothers in my neighborhood, Tim and Jeff Ward. Perhaps because I didn’t have a brother living at home, or just for fun, I told them I had a...
Real Friends, Real Transformation
I’m blessed to have been part of many authentic small groups over the years that God used to transform my life. The following is one example—the first small group I ever attended. As you read this narrative, see how many...