Chilean miners teach on Community

Read this article about the spiritual life of the Chilean miners. They prayed, worked through their differences and read the Bible.

Must Use Curriculum: ReGroup

I’ve had this DVD in my closet for a few years and had only used it once. Then I pushed myself to look at it again and use in our ABF. I have really been happy with the results. We’ve had a great series helping our existing group to get reacquainted and reminded of the … Continue reading

Your Conflict Style of Choice

We all have a conflict style we normally default to when we have an issue. One of these five is the easiest for us to do. Yet no one style is the perfect method of dealing with conflict. Sometimes it’s good to avoid or overlook an issue. Proverbs 19:11 Other times we must go right … Continue reading

Sunday Recap — Confrontation

It was a great day today touching on the how and why we confront. The sermon was on the same subject. In fact, for the next two weeks we’ll be on the subject of conflict resolution. Scary stuff for many. Great when we work it through. If you look to the previous post you’ll find … Continue reading

Bonhoeffer-What ruins community

A book that everyone quotes is Bonhoeffer’s Life Together. He has a very convicting manner of telling us how to live in true biblical community. Here’s the quote that has made me think a bunch today. “One who wants more than what Christ has not established does not want Christian brotherhood. He is looking for … Continue reading

Sunday Prep — ReGroup part 1

I’m looking at doing the Re-Group DVD series in my ABF for the next few weeks. There’s good content on the why & how of groups. This DVD is done by three guys I really respect in the groups world: Bill Donohue, Henry Cloud & John Townsend. This week’s lesson in on “why community.” There’s … Continue reading

Connecting in your Group — Before

I remember the first ABF I visited. I was new on staff at the church and was going around visiting and trying to learn what my new job was about. As I went into one of our mid-singles Adult Bible Fellowship I was really impressed. This group had really thought through how to connect before … Continue reading

Connecting in your Group — After

Some of the best connecting doesn’t happen in the meeting itself. Its surprisingly so. I found this out in a group that I was a part of. We’d meet and it would be pretty good. We’d study the Bible. We’d pray for each other. We did have some solid connection. One time my friend Greg invited … Continue reading

Connecting in your Group — Share your Story

My wife has been leading a women’s discipleship group for the last couple years. She’s worked hard preparing for the lessons. The Bible portion has been transforming. Part of the program is what the call tapestry. On these days the ladies are asked to share a piece of their story. It might be to tell … Continue reading

We can’t compete

Don’t forget how important the relationships in your groups are. Its great to have a powerful Bible study. We want that to be a significant part of our groups. (Equip, Care & Outreach) Just remember they can get a better Bible study online or on the radio. There are literally hundreds of sites, mp3s, programs they … Continue reading