In Part 1, we considered ways to encourage and support children with learning and behavioral challenges. But what about parents? How can we have supportive and encouraging conversations?
The all ages Coffee Break at First CRC in DeMotte, Indiana has a wonderful problem—their groups are too big! Group Leader, Jayne Bowers, shares some unique ideas that are part of their all ages program.
As children’s ministry leaders we want our programs to be inviting for everyone—including children with learning and behavioral challenges. How do we connect with the children who respond in unanticipated ways?
We wanted to provide leaders with great ideas for inviting people to Coffee Break and for creating a Coffee Break culture that was inviting. So, once again, we went to the experts...
Shinsil believes creating a safe place is so important that twice a year she asks group members to raise their right hand and pledge to keep the ground rules—which includes confidentiality.
When they arrived in India, they discovered that many of the missionaries were discouraged. It is often difficult on the frontier of ministry. Find out how Coffee Break brought encouragement and renewed focus!
The Korean Coffee Break conference in Southern California is being attended by Coffee Break leaders from many interesting places! This post features Coffee Break leaders in Mexico.
As a roving reporter at the Korean Coffee Break Conference near Los Angeles, I'm meeting with Coffee Break champions from around the world. Let me introduce you to one of these champions named Hannah.
We wanted to provide leaders with great ideas for inviting people to Coffee Break and for creating a Coffee Break culture that was inviting. So we went to the experts...
“Why do we not invite?” At first, answers came easily to the group of Coffee Break leaders. But then we dug deeper. The answers became more personal. There were times of silence between responses...
Why does Coffee Break work across multiple cultures? The answer seems to be the twofold approach of relationships and direct Bible study. How can these simple ideas be applied in your setting?
Four new Coffee Break webinars are scheduled for August. Join from the comfort of your own home or as a group!
Several Coffee Break leaders have told me they think we missed a generation. What are the possible reasons? How can Coffee Break groups adapt to connect to the missing generation?
New, and newly revised, Discover Your Bible studies are on the way! In addition, the materials will be made available in multiple formats. Read this article to learn more!
Are you involved in small group ministry? If so, The Leading Bible Discovery manual can help you facilitate better discussion by asking questions that help others apply God's Word to their lives!
One member of a cluster expressed her experience this way; “Since we are a small church, and I am the only leader of Coffee Break at the moment, the cluster is like having a leader’s meeting..."
It’s important to embrace a time of rest and renewal for yourself. You may also be wondering, “What about the connections I made with my little ones? How can I keep those strong over summer?”
Just as a gardener continues to nurture the plants in their garden as they grow, a small group leader also provides ongoing care to their members—even when they’re apart!
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.
To help attendees and leaders walk in the sandals of the people in the Bible stories, Director and Small Group Leader Julie Baker uses maps, photographs, and her experiences...
Women who attend Coffee Break at Olympia CRC can “expect to meet new friends, share a cup of coffee, laugh, cry and discover new insights from the Bible” in a casual setting where “no one will call on you...
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!
This webinar recording highlights the benefits and learning aspects of two Bible story curricula for preschool age children.
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!
Each week 65-90 women gather together for Bible study in a church that’s located close to the largest transitional shelter in the state of Massachusetts.