In a smartphone world, reading the Bible is becoming increasingly individualized. Check out this guide for reading the Bible in community.
I’ve not forgotten the powerful impact of Stephanie’s leadership style. As the weeks passed, she kept inviting us into her unfancy kitchen. In doing so, she set the stage for a group of college girls to let their guard down.
At Calvary CRC, Ottawa, we recently used a six-part video series PovertyCure, and liked it. I wanted to share this great resource for other small groups to check out!
To whom are you accountable for your spiritual and moral life...besides God? The once-a-year elder visit (if it still exists) provides a superficial check list at best. Small groups, done properly, provide a setting for both spiritual growth and moral accountability.
The Heart of the Caregiver (c) - Online Small Group for Parents of Children and Young Adults With Special Needs
Are you overwhelmed by the emotions and responsibilities of caring for your child with exceptional needs? Join our online small group discussing The Heart of the Caregiver curriculum starting Feb. 6.
Reformation Themes: Commemorating the 500th Anniversary (Free Study Resource — The Banner Study Series)
This collection includes a series of articles focusing on each of the five solas — Scripture alone, faith alone, Christ alone, grace alone, and glory to God alone — along with a retrospective by Dr. Karin Maag, “The Reformation: What Did We Gain? What Did We Lose?”
What does “Reformed” mean anyway? This is a compilation of previous Banner articles by award-winning writer and former Banner editor Rev. Len Vander Zee on topics including election, the Trinity, original sin, and more.
The creators of TOGETHER, an inclusive adult Bible study, have partnered with Faith Formation Ministries to put together a list of Ten Ways to Be a More Inclusive and Welcoming Adult Small Group.
The fall Coffee Break retreat, which will be held October 27-29 in Pittsville, MA, is filling up fast! Retreat with other leaders in a beautiful setting.
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?
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.
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.
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?