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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.

November 1, 2016 0 0 comments
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Last week brand new Coffee Break groups began in Cape Town, South Africa. Despite facing challenges such as finances, the young leaders are eager to dive into Bible study with their groups!

October 31, 2016 0 0 comments
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As Coffee Break groups spring up across the globe, the most frequent request is for new translations of Discover Your Bible studies. Learn how a recent Hindi translation is leading to workshops in India!

October 27, 2016 0 0 comments
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Opportunities for worship, prayer, and confession made for a life-giving and encouraging experience at the fourth annual New England Coffee Break retreat. 

October 17, 2016 0 0 comments
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The Coffee Break ministry at Yosemite Church has touched the lives of hundreds of women in the past 15 years! Wanting to bless their community, the ladies just threw a baby shower at the local pregnancy center. 

October 10, 2016 0 0 comments
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Enjoy the Fall Coffee Break Newsletter! Find resources, information and ideas for Coffee Break, Small Group and Children's Ministry leaders. 

October 6, 2016 0 0 comments
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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!

September 12, 2016 0 0 comments
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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? 

September 7, 2016 0 0 comments
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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! 

September 6, 2016 0 0 comments
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The Spring 2016 issue of the Coffee Break Newsletter is now available! This newsletter seeks to encourage you to share what you are learning about Coffee Break and Story Hour/Little Lambs leadership.

July 27, 2016 0 0 comments
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The Winter 2015 issue of the Coffee Break Newsletter is now available! This issue features stories of Coffee Break Ministry innovations. 

July 26, 2016 0 0 comments
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A team of Coffee Break leaders have been revising the Coffee Break Bible Discovery leadership training and you're invited to check it out! Join us August 16 in Grand Rapids, MI or August 24 in Platte, SD. 

June 28, 2016 0 2 comments
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Would you like to be part of a fun activity and see just how far Coffee Break small groups reach? Check out the "Find a Coffee Break" webpage to get involved today! 

June 28, 2016 0 0 comments
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Betty Wieland leads a Coffee Break group, writes and edits study materials, and served as the Coffee Break Director for many years. Read what she's learned about Coffee Break.

May 23, 2016 0 0 comments
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A Learning Community is a great way for people to share best practices, news ideas and discoveries! Let's take a look at the benefits and the barriers of this type of community. 

May 17, 2016 0 2 comments
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By searching Pinterest, Ariana finds up-to-date crafts or activities that fit her Story Hour class. Read about some of the creative ways she's incorporated crafts and activities into the telling of Bible stories. 

May 12, 2016 0 0 comments
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Leaders have been asking: "Will there be new Discover Your Bible studies ready for next fall?" The answer is: Yes! 

May 10, 2016 0 1 comments
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Do you have a picture of your small group? If not, it's time to take one! We'd love to share a picture of the smiling faces in YOUR small group on the Coffee Break page.

April 19, 2016 0 0 comments
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As a parent of a young child, there have been times when I can’t help but wonder, "Is it really sinking in?" However, a recent event erased my doubts about his grasp of Christ's love for him. 

April 12, 2016 0 2 comments
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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!

March 10, 2016 0 0 comments
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A diverse group of women will gather at the Courtyard Marriott in Brandon, FL (near Tampa) April 1-3 for a time of learning and sharpening skills in order to help others discover the Bible. 

February 29, 2016 0 0 comments
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Rho Hee Suk is a missionary to Hukuoka, Japan and first heard about Coffee Break from friend. Now, she rejoices as she sees people come to Christ through their participation in Coffee Break.

February 25, 2016 0 0 comments
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The Coffee Break group in Platte, SD has been using the new printable version of Discover Your Bible in creative ways to meet special needs or the preferences of group members.  

February 9, 2016 0 0 comments
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Have you ever had trouble finding leaders for your Story Hour/Little Lambs Ministry?  Perhaps you could consider your pastor! 

February 9, 2016 0 0 comments
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Silver Spring Coffee Break, in Maryland, recently introduced the Coffee Break Bible discovery method and materials to a Bible study group in a local apartment complex.

February 5, 2016 0 0 comments

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Leadership training events are planned as needed in various regions where there are Ministry Developers available. We are also in the process of making the training more available through webinars and on-line resources. Please contact the office directly for further information about training: 1-888-644-0814 (Irene) or email smallgroups@crcna.org . In addition, you can also go to http://www.crcna.org/pages/crhm_reps.cfm to find the contact info for your local Ministry Developer.

Thanks Freda, for sharing about your Coffee Break ~ it sounds like things are going very well. Thanks for the renewed call to prayer, to God's Word, to the practice of meeting together, and to being open to God's Mission! May we all be encouraged to follow God's leading as Coffee Break continues to embrace the greater mission of God!

HI Marian
It's great to see a forum for Coffee Break! Coffee Break in the town of Brighton is a community oriented bible study, where women at all stages in their faith, from seekers to strong women of faith, from women in their 20's to women in their 80's, from pentecostal, to United to CRC to unchurched, come to a safe and loving place to learn and share and grow in their walk with the Lord.
We don't 'do' anything really different, what we do 'do' is pray and study together first of all as leaders. We study a different book each year and this year we read through 'Lead like Jesus' a wonderful book teaching us how to be servant leaders like Christ. We pray together as leaders prior to every session and are open to the Lord's leading and we try to lead like Jesus and serve in love. That is the strength of Coffee Break, women leading women to grow in their relationship with Christ.
In todays world women don't think they need each other, they think they can do it alone. When we finally do get together and share in a loving atmosphere of acceptance through Christ then great things happen. That is why Coffee Break is important. There are very few places today where women can get together and feel accepted, can share their concerns and can grow in their relationship with other women and with the Lord. The Holy Spirit does amazing things when we give Him room to work.
In Brighton, we intentionally focus on studying a book of the bible through the Discovery Bible studies, and this year have worked through Exodus. Who would have thought Exodus would have brought out so much discussion and heart to heart conversations.! We had an awesome year of learning God's character and faithfulness through the study of Exodus.
We also take time to invite community agencies such as Hospice and Samaritan's Purse to come and tell us what they do and then invite the women interested to participate in their organizations. So rather than the community coming in, we try to encourage our women to be part of the community.
The success of the Brighton Coffee Break however, is not in what we 'do' but rather in what the Lord does. For in the end its not us who brings the women, who transforms the women, who saves lives. All we can do is be the hands and feet of Jesus and show his love and tell His message.The rest is up to Him.

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