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Ask Me About It!

Jesus used questions to engage people in God's story. This article, from the new Coffee Break newsletter, provides helpful ideas for all types of small group leaders who lead Bible discovery conversations.

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Bible Overview Curriculum

More and more adults know less and less about the Bible. What curriculums or strategies have worked well for you in teaching adults an overview of the Bible?

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Welcome and Welcome Back!

Have you ever watched a makeover on TV where the beauty expert pulls someone from the audience and gives them a refreshing update? Well, Coffee Break is turning 44 and we think it’s time to push the refresh button!

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Big News!

Plans are underway for a “refresh” that will energize Bible discovery, invigorate small group leaders, and enliven the evangelistic mission of sharing God’s Word with our friends!

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Small Group Opportunity for Bible Scholars – Really!

Western Seminary is offering a course on Commonly Misunderstood Verses of the Bible for small groups. The 12 week format, starting January 7, is very flexible. Your group can register for only $50.00. What a cool opporunity for those groups that like to go deep! Learn more here...

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Missional Communities After a Year

One year ago, Ferrysburg Community Church in Spring Lake, Michigan launched a missional community in a neighboring apartment complex. Pastor Nate Visker shares some reflections on what they expected, current reality and what they have learned...

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In the Trenches With Sue Prins

Here's an interview with Sue Prins, the Discipleship Coordinator of Providence CRC in Holland. She answers: "What is your congregation's picture of a disciple of Jesus? What is the current design or shape of your church’s discipleship ministry? and more...

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John's Spiritual Gifts Adventure

A couple of weeks ago, my friend John Rozeboom emailed a question: “Sam, can you recommend or point me to a member spiritual gift inventory that can be self-administered, is simple and straightforward.”

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Harvest Time!

The Michigan summer has been great for apples. My favorite farmers market is brimming with baskets of fresh, crispy  apples – Honey crisp, Zester, Macintosh – and zucchini, peppers, melons, corn, peaches. Is your mouth watering? Harvest time is so exciting. 

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Developing Leaders for the Future

I am so glad that our loving Father is the one who prunes because we can trust his motives and methods. As we consider leading a group or ministry, what can we learn about the pruning process?

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The Parable of the Neglectful Gardener

The parable is about my gardening experience this year. The lonely tomato is on the counter in my kitchen. The parable also speaks about the current situation in many church small group discipleship ministries.

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