First CRC in Bellflower is hosting a Coffee Break Bible Discovery training in Southern California on June 30. Join this fun event and also learn small group faciliation skills!
Four new Coffee Break webinars are scheduled for August. Join from the comfort of your own home or as a group!
People often think that we must make a decision, "Do we serve our families or serve the church?" Daphne Kirk's blog, The Day of Joshua, helps us imagine how we can serve WHILE discipling children.
Take a look at North American Christian community through the eyes of Latin theologian, Goizueta. And, let's consider how our culture impacts the church.
When making disciples in a church context, it’s important to use the right tool for the job. Our church is focusing on 2 specific tools: Triads and Huddles. Which tools do you use?
If you “feel the need for speed,” then starting a movement of discipleship in your church is probably not for you. Discipleship is not a fast process.
Jesus used questions to engage people in God's story. This article, from the new Coffee Break newsletter, provides helpful ideas for all types of small group leaders who lead Bible discovery conversations.
More and more adults know less and less about the Bible. What curriculums or strategies have worked well for you in teaching adults an overview of the Bible?
Check out Walk the Way videos for quick but substantive materials for youth ministry or small group discussions.
What ingredients are necessary for a discipleship model that will raise up men and women, boys and girls who look and act like Jesus?
Plans are underway for a “refresh” that will energize Bible discovery, invigorate small group leaders, and enliven the evangelistic mission of sharing God’s Word with our friends!
The story of a car salesman and his new found love, Jesus Christ, and the call to make disciples. How are you doing in the field where God has placed you to disciple others?
“I will be visiting a close relative in the next couple of weeks. My relative is not a Christian. I would love to give them a pamphlet or small book which explains the gospel. What would you suggest?”
Bible engagement is critical for spiritual growth. What kind of small group enviornment encourages Bible engagement? What kind of leader can help cultivate such a group?
Small Groups carry a lot of weight in churches. We expect that if people participate in groups they will grow and change. What change are we working toward and how do we know if it happened?
A Bible study for new Christians who would like to have a better understanding of the stories of the Bible.
This is the final blog in a five part book review series on the books by Mike Breen and the 3DM Team on missional communities. Today, Ruth Kelder shares her report on Breen’s newest book, Covenant and Kingdom and how the "assignment" to read it gave her valuable, new insights about scripture.
This is part four of a five part book report series on Mike Breen and the 3DM team’s books on missional communities. The reports have been prepared by leaders who are on the journey of developing a discipleship ministry in their churches...
In Multiplying Missional Leaders, Mike Breen offers both a vision for missional leadership, and practical tools for identifying and equipping missional leaders.
In part two of this five part book report series, Paul Worster, shares his heart, his experience and four highlights from the book, Leading Missional Communities: Rediscovering the Power of Living on Mission Together.
There is a lot of interest in Missional Communities. Many churches in the CRC and around the world are experimenting with missional communities for mission and discipleship.
First CRC in Denver is trying something new with their Sunday School. Read about their intergenerational Sunday School experiment and what they have learned from it!
CrossPoint’s discipleship strategy may be the simplest and most used word in our vocabulary, yet the most difficult of words to truly live out – LOVE. The Shema (found in Deut. 6:5) gives a complete picture of what a disciple looks like and does. CrossPoint has shaped our call to be disciples who disciple in three simple steps...
Here's the take away: There is not a one-size-fits-all discipleship strategy. Jesus discipled his own disciples differently as they grew in faith. How are our churches equipping people in all varieties of faith development. Mike Johnson shares his wisdom and expertise about faith development in today's blog.
Drew Angus and Paul Ingeneri join the conversation by sharing tools for growing adult new believers.