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How to Experience Real Joy This Christmas (and into the New Year)


How to Experience Real Joy This Christmas and New Year

People talk and sing a lot about joy, especially at this time of year, but as you look around, is there much joy to be found? Most people in the world find joy in sentiment and circumstances and stuff, but the Christian has a different sort of joy—a godly joy. Let’s look at some of the songs of the season …

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Leadership TIPS of the Week: December 18-22, 2017


Leadership TIPS of the Week

Here are our Leadership TIPS posted this past week on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Please share them with your friends! Read all our Leadership TIPS. BONUS POSTS THIS WEEK:  

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Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week: Dec. 19-23, 2016


Small Group Leader TIPS of the Week - Christmas

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 are all about doing Christmas as a group. Small Group Leader TIP of the Day: Celebrate #Immanuel. (More SG #ChristmasWeek tips here: https://t.co/FgXmyC54ZP) pic.twitter.com/CLvKkbuxv0 — Small Grp Leadership (@michaelcmack) December 19, 2016 …

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12 Ideas for a Life-Changing Small Group Christmas


12 Ideas for a Life-Changing Small Group Christmas

What is your small group’s plan for this Christmas season? Many groups struggle with meeting and studying over the holidays, and this can be detrimental to the health of your group. Not only that, but this is a prime time of the year to help your group members grow in their faith as well as to reach out to and …

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24 Icebreakers for a Small Group Christmas


24 Christmas Small Group Icebreakers

Here are 24 icebreaker questions and activities I’ve written over the years that you can choose from. (Tip: save or print this for future use!) How are you “lighting up” your home for Christmas? Who is in charge of the lights and other decorations? Any special traditions? ❄   ❄   ❄ What are your expectations this Christmas? What are …

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Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Week: December 7-11, 2015


Small Group Leadership TIPS of the past week as Tweeted, posted on the Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. *     *     *     *     *     *     * Monday, 12/7: Use this season strategically to make a difference in the environment in which God has placed you. Tuesday, 12/8: Remember that nothing that happens in the world surprises God. …

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Small Group Leadership TIPS of the Week: 11/23-27/2015


Small Group Leadership TIPS of the past week as Tweeted, posted on the Small Group Leadership Facebook page, and posted on LinkedIn. *     *     *     *     *     *     * Monday, 11/23: Each day this week, send a letter or email or call group mbrs to #thank them for what they bring to the group. Tuesday, 11/24: Thank your #church leaders: …

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7 Ways Your Small Group Can Celebrate the Incarnation this Christmas Season – #6 & 7: Party and Plan


Small Group Christmas Party

Today I’m giving my last 2 of 7 ideas your group, class, or family can use to celebrate Christmas. See 1-5 here. Throw a Party The holidays are an excellent time for a party with a purpose. Be creative: make it a story party, where each person comes prepared to share a short story about a Christmas past; or have a …

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7 Ways Your Small Group Can Celebrate the Incarnation this Christmas Season – #5: Start Some New Traditions


Homeless Thanksgiving

This is Day 5 of my 7 ideas your group, class, or family can use to celebrate Christmas. See 1-4 here. For most of us, the holidays are about traditions: taking a drive to see the lights, decorating the house together, going to local events, and, of course, going to church services. Why not invite those from your group or …

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7 Ways Your Small Group Can Celebrate the Incarnation: #4: Give Gifts


Gift Giving

This is Day 4 of my 7 ideas your group or class or family can use to celebrate Christmas. See 1-3 here. Years ago, I read +Dick Alexander’s sage advice about gift giving that I’ve never forgotten. “Gifts are an integral part of Christmas,” he said, “but they can either express or distort its meaning.” He suggested limiting our gift …

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