Sam Huizenga describes what it means to be collaborative in her work coaching and training leaders of small groups. What about you? Do you have a story about working collaboratively with another church or ministry?
Coffee Break and small group leaders in Grand Rapids, MI and Platte, SD experienced a newly revised leadership training where participants led the learning process. We all left tired and inspired!
As a child, what were the rules while eating a family meal? Now consider the small group setting. Are there topics to avoid or "handle with care" so that everyone can enjoy conversation and feel included?
Brand new Discover Your Bible studies will be released over the next several weeks for use in the 2016/17 ministry year. Get all the details about what's new and when it's available right here!
I'm looking for resources on small group models. Any suggestions?
August has arrived! If you’re a church leader, you may be looking for a curriculum for your small group, adult study classes, or youth group. Perhaps one of these 5 curricula is a good fit for your church.
A recent Banner article gave a sample structure for small group meetings and got me thinking about my own experience. I came up with a list of what I've seen work well and wondered, what would you add?
Leaders have been asking: "Will there be new Discover Your Bible studies ready for next fall?" The answer is: Yes!
I am wondering if anyone has suggested small group Bible study materials for adults who are seeking resources on caring for aging parents, parenting adult children, and other similar issues.
How do your groups use Discover Your Bible, Infuse or Discover Life Bible study series? That's what we would like to learn more about!
In 2006-2010, Community CRC, Kitchener, Ontario embarked upon a visioning process during which we adopted a new vision: Growing our relationships with God, each other, and our community.
Enjoy this recording of a webinar on how to lead English as Second Language (ESL) Bible study.
In this free webinar, Barbara Hampton will share skills, methods, and best practices for leading ESL Bible Study groups.
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!
The Forest City attendance graph showed growth but the home group graph showed plateau. They began to ask, “Why are small groups not growing at the same rate as our congregation?”
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.
Leaders are asking questions about developing and growing adult small group discipleship ministries. What are your questions? See how the questions fit together with other leadership questions.
What should be included in a new member's class? Please share your ideas, best practices - and maybe things to avoid - in developing a new members class.
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.
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.”
As a roving reporter at the Korean Coffee Break Conference near Los Angeles, I'm meeting with Coffee Break champions from around the world. Let me introduce you to one of these champions named Hannah.