As we welcome new individuals into our Coffee Break groups, here are some ways we can extend hospitality to them.
I have a church in my area that is considering an electronic sign-in for nursery and children's ministry programs. Does anyone have suggestions or resources that may be helpful?
Have you ever had trouble finding leaders for your Story Hour/Little Lambs Ministry? Perhaps you could consider your pastor!
In 2006-2010, Community CRC, Kitchener, Ontario embarked upon a visioning process during which we adopted a new vision: Growing our relationships with God, each other and our community.
I had a conversation with a couple of people regarding Coffee Break being used for ESL (English as a Second Language) groups in churches. I'd love to hear from more of you who are doing this, or are considering this ministry in your church.
I welcome your thoughts about a broader perspective on Women’s Ministry. What shape does it take in your church? What are you doing in your Coffee Break or in addition to it, to share the love of Jesus with others in your church and community?
What are the ways you are raising up, and encouraging new leaders for missional discipleship, in Coffee Break?
Recently, someone challenged me to consider what Coffee Break might look like if we took it out of the church. I wonder ... what might it look like for you? I'd love to hear some stories about Coffee Break connecting in deeper ways in the community.
Can you share with us, some of the things you're doing, to engage the mission of God in new ways? What are the ways that you are following God, beyond the huddle of your group, to begin to engage the people He came to save?
Thanks so much for this post, helping us to focus on transformation! I like the questions you've listed here. I really like that some of the questions are focused on the application of what we'...posted on: How to Be A Spiritual Guide in Coffee Break
Thanks Diane! I agree whole-heartedly! For those who live alone (or those who are in challenging relationships), we can give the gift of touch. And it's a great suggestion to ask first. Thanks...posted on: Hospitality — The Glue of Groups
I'm not sure if you're asking about having partners within or outside the group. Sometimes we can invite women who can't come to the group (perhaps because they're working or...
Thanks Sam! I think one of the things that I'm learning is our need to 'wonder'! I often challenge people to try to read the text as if reading it for the first time. (We often read through our...posted on: The Posture of Questions
Thanks Keith, that's helpful!posted on: Simple Steps to Faith Sharing
Thanks for this article. I wonder if you could share a story of how this has played out? It would be so helpful to read an example of how this has been put into practice.
I have seen...posted on: Simple Steps to Faith Sharing
These are great helps Sam! One thing that has worked well in our small group, is to separate the men and the women for prayer. We find that when we are in different rooms, the prayers in both...posted on: Praying Together in Small Groups
This is a great summary of the discussion, and of the main themes of Coffee Break. I've been thinking a lot about the Leadership Development piece, and about how we might...posted on: Five Missional Themes of Coffee Break
Mentoring provides blessing for both the mentor and the mentee. In answer to your question about whose responsibility it is to maintain the relationship, many mentoring/coaching resources...posted on: Best way to mentor?
Have you checked the Faith Alive website? They are the publisher of the Discover Your Bible material that Coffee Break uses.
http://www.faithaliveresources.org/Products/...posted on: Where can I find coffee break materials?