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Focus on the Cross This Lent

A Lenten resource from Today daily devotional to help you actively prepare for Easter this year.

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Book or eBook
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Reformed Basics (Free Study Resource — The Banner Study Series)

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.

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Q&A
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Tips/Resources for Introducing Prayer Partners?

Do you have any resources/tips/advice for a ladies Bible study who would like to introduce prayer partners? I am leading about 10 women and would like to introduce the idea to them. 

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Guide or Toolkit
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Ten Ways to Be a More Inclusive and Welcoming Adult Small Group

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. 

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Blog
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How Small Groups Exclude People in Your Church

For years I attended small groups that appealed to my interests and helped me grow spiritually. And I never thought about the people in my congregation who didn’t have the same choices. 

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Q&A
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Small Groups on Facebook

There is a group of us on Facebook who have decided to form a small group. Has anyone else done this? If so, do you have suggestions that might help as we begin our group?

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Blog
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Moving Forward in Leadership

Let’s move forward in leadership this summer. Check out these two leadership exercises to stretch and strengthen leadership skills.

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Article
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Is Your Congregation a Frontier or Immigrant Church Plant?

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?

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Blog
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New Discover Studies for Fall 2017

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. 

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Blog
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Fill in the Gaps With Free Stand-Alone Lessons

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.

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Blog
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Celebrating God's Goodness: A 52-Week Challenge

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?

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Blog
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Coffee Break Small Group Trainings: California and Michigan

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.

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Suggestions for Adult Bible Study?

Does anyone have a good suggestion for Adult Bible Study/Small Group materials? 

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Conference or Event
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4 Chair Discipling Seminar at Westwood CRC on November 5

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. 

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Blog
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Fall Coffee Break Newsletter

Enjoy the Fall Coffee Break Newsletter! Find resources, information and ideas for Coffee Break, Small Group and Children's Ministry leaders. 

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Blog
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Share Your Story About ‘Churches Working in Partnership’

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? 

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Blog
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Up-Side-Down Coffee Break Small Group Training

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!

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At the Table

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? 

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New Discover Your Bible Materials for Fall 2016

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! 

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Q&A
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Small Group Models?

I'm looking for resources on small group models. Any suggestions?

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Curriculum
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Every Square Inch: 5 CRC Curricula

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. 

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