Throughout the history of Christianity, I've observed two models of church planting that I will label Frontier & Immigrant. Each model has implicit strengths and weaknesses. What is your congregation?
Three new Discover studies will be available in the fall of 2017! The studies on Thessalonians, Jonah, and the whole Bible came out of partnerships between experienced leaders, writers and ethnic voices.
The free stand-alone Discover Your Bible lessons are offered in a PDF format that can be printed in the familiar booklet format, notebook size, or in large print.
It’s easy to remember the big stuff from the past year—things like weddings, or selling a house, or natural disasters. But how can we remember God's goodness in the seemingly mundane moments of life?
Are you a Coffee Break or Small Group leader? Consider attending this exciting learning retreat in Port St. Lucie, Florida from February 3-5, 2017!
The Coffee Break Small Group training is a hands on learning experience to equip leaders to facilitate conversations about the text so that people can discover for themselves what the Bible says and means.
Does anyone have a good suggestion for Adult Bible Study/Small Group materials?
Westwood CRC is excited to host the "4 Chair Discipling Seminar" in Kalamazoo on November 5. The training helps a church with an overall strategy for building a ministry that multiplies disciples.
Enjoy the Fall Coffee Break Newsletter! Find resources, information and ideas for Coffee Break, Small Group and Children's Ministry leaders.
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?”