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ESL Coffee Break

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. 

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Consider Women's Ministry

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?

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Coffee Break in a Coffee Shop?

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.

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Is Coffee Break a Missional Small Group?

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?

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  • 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'...

  • 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...

  • Hi Kate, 

    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...

  • Thanks Keith, that's helpful!

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Thanks Sam,

    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...

  • 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?
  • Hi Neil,

    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/...