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Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week: September 12-16, 2016


Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week

Here are the Small Group Leader TIPS for the last week as Tweeted, posted on our Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. This week’s TIPS focus on authentic community in small groups. Small Group Leader TIP of the Day: 1/5 levels of connecting in a group. #authenticity #love pic.twitter.com/oFrb0YhkP2 — Michael C. Mack (@michaelcmack) September 12, 2016 …

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Spiritual Life

3 Ways to Deal with Your Stressors Today: Encouragement Letter


My wife, Heidi, has struggled with several stressors in her life this week. So, this morning I sent her a quick email of encouragement. Later I realized that many others may also need encouragement today. Hope this helps: Take time to recognize Jesus’ presence with you; he’ll be with you through every single thing you do today. He is present …

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TIPS

Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Weeks for April 25 – May 6, 2016


Here are the last two weeks of Small Group Leader TIPS as Tweeted, posted on the Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. *     *     *     *     *     *     * Monday, 4/25: Be sure you are not in God’s way of working in your group’s or individual’s lives. Let God work. #ministry Tuesday, 4/26: In your meeting agenda, …

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Spiritual Life

The Day of Overflowing Compassion


crosses

Today is a Day of Overflowing Compassion. To fully understand what happened on this day, it helps to see Jesus’ attitudes, actions, and words before he was put on trial and went to the cross. Once, as he was walking through some towns with his followers, the Bible says that when he saw the crowds, Jesus had compassion on them, …

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Leader's Heart-Overflow     Spiritual Life

Is It Well with YOUR Soul?


Soul

As a shepherd leader, you are undoubtedly concerned about those you lead. You care about their souls. You pay attention to their spiritual conditions and want to lead them deeper with God. At least I hope so. Being in a small group is—or should be—good for your soul as well. But I’ve found, through my own experience and from talking …

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Spiritual Life

How to Start Every Day: This WILL Change Everything!


Sunrise

How did your day start today? Let me take a few guesses. Some of you rolled out of bed and thought to yourself, Oh no. It’s Friday the 13th. I wonder what bad thing will happen to me today.    Or maybe you thought, Tomorrow is February 14 … and then … I’ve got to get to the store today! …

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Small Group Leaders

7 Ways Your Small Group Can Celebrate the Incarnation: #2: Celebrate Immanuel


This is Day 2 of my 7 ideas your group or class or family can use to celebrate Christmas. See #1 HERE. This Christmas, move past the historical Jesus who was born and lived 2,000 years ago. Consider the living Christ who is still Immanuel, God with us … the One who is with us whenever we gather together in …

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Spiritual Life

The Lord Is on Our Side


Praise

The Lord is on our side.  I came across these six little words as I read Psalm 124 this morning. These words are so vital to our lives that the writer, David, asked the people to repeat them. I took some time to simply meditate on these small yet profoundly impacting words. Here are a few of my thoughts. Let’s …

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Leader's Heart-Overflow     Ministry Leaders

What Should Happen with a Leader Who Has No Time for God?


Dusty Bible

What should a church or small group pastor do when they discover that a small group leader is not spending time daily with God–assuming this is an ongoing issue? Yes, there are times that most of us have gone through the desert, and perhaps we’ve allowed our time with God to slip down our priority lists. But we know these times are …

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Leader's Heart-Overflow

The Brazil Cell-Church Conference: What I Learned … #5 – Go with the Flow


Boat

One of my favorite topics to speak on is the principle of overflow. In my training, I use a pitcher to represent God and everything that he wants to pour into us and a glass to represent our lives. I use this illustration to show that God does not simply fill our lives to the full (John 10:10), he fills …

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