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Discipling     Training SG Leaders

Doctrinal Impurity in Small Groups


Today: Proverbs 14 As a “small groups guy,” people often try to suck me into a debate about doctrinal impurity that may come about in a small group discussion. In a recent discussion on a Facebook forum, one leader said, “Without the right leadership you end up with far too much ‘I think’ or ‘what this means to me’ and …

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Are We Loving Each Other Too Much?


Why do many small groups fail to multiply? Could it be that they love each other too much?  This morning I was talking with our church’s elders about our small groups ministry, and was asked why some of our groups are not open to outsiders and not multiplying. Interestingly, a couple of the elders in the room admitted that their …

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Spiritual Life

Chutzpah


Today I came across perhaps the most profound statement ever spoken: “‘I have loved you deeply,’ says the Lord” (Malachi 1:2). God’s chosen people did not deserve it. Neither do I. The people’s response is unbelievable: “Really? How have you loved us?” What an increidble amount of chutzpah these people had to question God’s love for them! He had shown his love countless times …

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Ministry Leaders     Small Group Leaders

How to Include and Love People with Special Needs in Small Groups


Special Needs Love

I received the following question from a fellow small groups director. It’s a great question and one most small group leaders have dealt with or will deal with. How do you handle special needs or even just very socially awkward (haven’t necessarily been diagnosed) adults in groups?  Our young adults group is doing great, but recently they’ve had many requests …

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Spiritual Life

Evil for Evil?


Today’s Bible Passage: Micah 2 Scripture: Micah 2:3: “But this is what the Lord says: “I will reward your evil with evil; you won’t be able to escape! After I am through with you, none of you will ever again walk proudly in the streets.” ObservationI don’t like the New Living Translation here. It sounds like God does evil in …

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Spiritual Life

Love and Hate


Today’s Bible Passage: Micah 1 Scripture: Micah 1:2-3: “Attention! Let all the people of the world listen! The Sovereign Lord has made accusations against you; the Lord speaks from his holy Temple. Look! The Lord is coming! He leaves his throne in heaven and comes to earth, walking on the high places.” ObservationMicah warns the people that God is coming to …

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