Sunday Ready — ReGroup week 6

There really is so many ways to use this ReGroup DVD. The first few times I reviewed this curriculum I missed the two longer lessons on conflict and confrontation. This is such a good issue to tackle for groups because everyone will go through it. It’s really just a matter of time before folks rub … Continue reading

What's coming up in May

May is a big month for us in ABFs & HABFs. There are a couple important things for us to accomplish. 1) Rosters. I know this seems so boring BUT this May 15th it’s very fun. We believe we smashed our Embrace Tomorrow goal of having 60% of our congregation in a group. How close … Continue reading

Sunday Recap – ReGroup week 2

This was another good week in our ABF as we worked through the DVD series ReGroup. We had great discussion groups. I had to make some adjustments on the fly. I simply had too much. We watched from Session 1 Segment 2 about 6 of the 12 minute video clips. There was a nice break … 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

Follow up from OCEA-Creating Healthy Communities

For those that joined me at the workshop, thanks for a lively discussion. We hit all the important issues in growing a group. Whether you run a Sunday School, an Adult Bible Fellowship or a Small Group the principles we discussed will help you run a strong and healthy community group. Here’s the five components … Continue reading

Ready for Sunday Gal5.13-26

I had a lot of fun getting ready for this passage this week. There are some great Greek words that illuminate further the text. You can see the raw data on my previous post or get to the shorter version in the lesson. I’ve attached two lessons for this passage. The first lesson in the … 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

Second Best Greek Help

My friend Dale and I help each other get ready to teach. We compare notes, thoughts and illustrations. Its great to get someone else’s insights on a passage. Dale reminded me of one of the best ways to prepare to teach. Read other translations. We are both taking our ABFs through Galatians. In Dale’s preparation … Continue reading

Connecting in your Group — After

Some of the best connecting doesn’tĀ 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