Esta edición describe de qué forma las personas con discapacidades o sin discapacidades como la pérdida de la audición, discapacidad intelectual, demencia, y enfermedades mentales se han sentido bienvenidas en el ministerio de los grupos pequeños.
Inclusive Small Groups: This issue describes how people with and without disabilities such as hearing loss, intellectual disability, dementia, and mental illnesses have been welcomed in small group ministry.
Cascade Fellowship aligns Ray Vanderlaan's That the World May Know videos with the Discover Your Bible series to enhance the discovery process. This blog outlines videos for Discover Exodus and Discover Mark studies. Very useful for small group and Coffee Break groups.
Have you ever thought about who you are leaving out of your small group? TOGETHER uses a wide range of teaching techniques--short video clips interspersed with discussion questions; visual and dramatic Bible passage presentations; and challenging and interactive exercises--to help participants apply the lessons to their own lives.
I'm looking for recommendations for a small group study. I'm looking for a variety of topics that range from a three-week to ten-week series. Nothing too intimidating for a lay leader.
In early June, Sunlight Community Church in Port St. Lucie, FL, graciously hosted a Discover Your Bible training. More and more churches are being introduced to the discovery method and materials that were first developed and designed by Coffee Break.
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?