Craig Van Hill

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Small Group Multiplication?

I would like to hear the thoughts of those who are a part of small group ministry on what they think about multiplication. There seems to be this tension between staying in a group and multiplying them. I hear some say that they won't break up their group because they have grown a strong and deep friendship so they feel safe and can share more initimately. Then I hear about how multiplying can destroy the age-oldproblem of cliques, naturally invite new people into Bible study, and increase the number of those who are involved. I would like to hear thoughts from those who have been a part of...
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How have you combined profession of faith with baptism?

I have a joyful opportunity to celebrate a woman's public profession of faith and baptism. In the same service she, along with her husband, will be baptizing their children. I am looking for a way to combine these without repeating or making it awkward. Have you found a way to do this? How can I incorporate the profession of faith and baptisms. Since the questions are basically the same it should work right?
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Don't Mention "It"

What do you do with issues that cause more problems and drive a wedge between yourself and the congregation (not just individuals)? What are issues that you can't talk about because even the mention of them brings a deluge of anger?

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