What new ideas have your tried in your Coffee Break Ministry? Have you come up with a new way to recruit leaders? Share your innovative ideas below!
The Fall 2015 issue of the Coffee Break Newsletter is now available! This issue has inspiring stories about the impact of Coffee Break in lives, families and communities.
God’s love is rippling into and out of the Coffee Break ministry. Look no further than the story of young mom who came to Elmhurst, IL, from Poland and found a relationship with God.
Faith CRC in Pella, IA, welcomes children each week to Story Hour and Little Lambs. Read about the ripple effect of this program on the children, families and volunteers!
Come face to face with the Christ of Christmas and discover the real meaning of the Christmas story. Discover Christmas is a four session study that's great for small groups, families, and more!
What can a Bible study or Coffee Break leader do to encourage the influence and impact of the Word in the lives of group members? Here are a few of my ideas; I'd love to hear yours, too!
Does your Coffee Break group do a warm up before going into the study? If so, would you be willing to share ideas of video clips, songs, or speakers that you use?
Discover Nehemiah, a new 2015 study in the Discover Your Bible series, is now available and ready to be ordered.
In this webinar, Ruth Kelder leads a conversation on the factors that help—or hinder—creating a safe place for people to grow in their faith.
Learn—with others—ways to enhance small group prayer. Listen at home or with your leaders! This webinar took place with about 12 leaders from across the US and Canada.
This webinar recording will walk you through ways to live and share Jesus through Coffee Break. Learn new ways to share the gospel story!
Watch and enjoy this great webinar for Story Hour, Little Lambs and preschool ministry leaders, led by Diane Dykgraaf. It is packed with inspiring tips and helpful tools for teaching 2 - 7 year old children.
Listen and learn with other leaders about how to foster conversational small group prayer. This webinar was led by Sam Huizenga and attended by Coffee Break and small group leaders from the US and Canada.
In this new webinar, Marian Lensink shares the basics of leading the Coffee Break Bible discovery process. Engage with this resource from your home computer or use it as a training tool.
Follow the links to see a sample of the new Discover Isaiah study guide and leaders guide. Discover Isaiah is available in the new digital format or the well loved book format.
The new Coffee Break website has a "Find a Coffee Break" search tool. Check to see if YOUR Coffee Break is on the list. If you can't find it, add it today!
A brand new study in the Discover Your Bible series will be released mid-August, 2015! Based on Isaiah, the authors' hope is that this study "will provide comfort and hope to all who use it.”
60 people attended Coffee Break training in Indonesia on Saturday, June 27. Participants found Coffee Break tools appropriate and useful for building small groups in their churches!
One church group reached working mothers at 3:30 in the afternoon. Another group found single moms in the evening. Still others meet after sporting events. Through prayer and creativity, start your group...
In Part 1, we considered ways to encourage and support children with learning and behavioral challenges. But what about parents? How can we have supportive and encouraging conversations?
The all ages Coffee Break at First CRC in DeMotte, Indiana has a wonderful problem—their groups are too big! Group Leader, Jayne Bowers, shares some unique ideas that are part of their all ages program.
As children’s ministry leaders we want our programs to be inviting for everyone—including children with learning and behavioral challenges. How do we connect with the children who respond in unanticipated ways?
We wanted to provide leaders with great ideas for inviting people to Coffee Break and for creating a Coffee Break culture that was inviting. So, once again, we went to the experts...
Shinsil believes creating a safe place is so important that twice a year she asks group members to raise their right hand and pledge to keep the ground rules—which includes confidentiality.
When they arrived in India, they discovered that many of the missionaries were discouraged. It is often difficult on the frontier of ministry. Find out how Coffee Break brought encouragement and renewed focus!