Month: October 2015

Individual Believers, Churches, Small Groups…. if it has to do with Christ, It Is Missional!

Being “missional” or “missional living” is a term that in essence describes a lifestyle that is devoted to the “mission” (or “purpose”) of Christ.   Being missional includes embracing the posture, the thinking, behaviors, and practices of the Master.  Hence, a follower of Jesus whose intent it is to emulate their master in everyday living is being missional.  The “mission” or life-purpose of the missional … Read More Individual Believers, Churches, Small Groups…. if it has to do with Christ, It Is Missional!

God Help us to be Missional

Hurts & Conflict are Necessary to build REAL Relationships — When We Handle them Correctly!

If we’ve learned anything, it’s that all the best things in life are people. Don’t lose sight of this in the middle of the little hurts, wounds and misunderstandings that are the price of admission to the beauty of relationship. We are FAMILY – and #asfamilywego https://www.facebook.com/rendcollective?fref=photo

MORE FROM RICK HOWERTON…………….SPIRITUAL GIFTS… A QUOTE TO CONSIDER

“Spiritual gifts create the synergy that turns a small group into a Christian community.” The body of Christ is made up of many parts. Some are teachers, some administrators, some prayer warriors, some apostles, some encouragers, etc… When each person in a group knows their spiritual gift/gifts and exercises those gifts for the good of the group an unearthly synergy is created, a synergy … Read More MORE FROM RICK HOWERTON…………….SPIRITUAL GIFTS… A QUOTE TO CONSIDER

Authentic Worship … Authentic Community … LET’S GET REAL AS WE DO LIFE TOGETHER!

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The GOAL, MISSION, PURPOSE, REASON for the Small Groups Ministry at Chapel Hill.

Whether it is on Sunday morning, Sunday night, or any other day of the week at any time (my new small group is meeting on Wednesdays at 5 AM), here is the motivational reason we do traditional and new model small groups at CHBC.  This is OUR VISION for small groups. “A Biblical small group for every person within Tuscaloosa County that is making … Read More The GOAL, MISSION, PURPOSE, REASON for the Small Groups Ministry at Chapel Hill.

MORE FROM RICK HOWERTON’S BLOG:

THREE TYPES OF SMALL GROUP LEADERS… WHICH ONE ARE YOU? In my experience, there are three types of small group leaders… 1) Organizational, 2) Educational, and 3) Transformational. Every group leader needs to understand that there is only one type of group leader that accomplishes the primary expectation of Jesus, to make disciples. The Organizational Leader has as their goal to make sure the … Read More MORE FROM RICK HOWERTON’S BLOG:

CONNECT IN LIFE-GROUPS OCTOBER 18 THRU NOVEMBER 29

These groups are open and welcoming of all comers.  Don’t be shy, come and experience community!

A Word From One of THE Brothers in Small Group Ministry Life: Rick Howerton

Answering the Most Important Small Group Ministry Question… Why Groups? When my sons were kids the word “why” was the word of words. It seemed to accompany any conversation. And oftentimes, it led us down paths that were never ending. The word why, in the eyes of a child, simply leads to another question… Why? That is, unless God is the author of the answer … Read More A Word From One of THE Brothers in Small Group Ministry Life: Rick Howerton

ARE YOU CONNECTED? IT’S A MATTER OF COMMUNITY!

Small_Groups_00060153_Widescreen Small_Groups_00060153_Widescreen The dictionary defines “community” as, “a social, religious, occupational, or other group sharing common characteristics or interests and perceived or perceiving itself as distinct in some respect from the larger society within which it exists.  God’s Word defines community as, “43 A sense of awe was felt by everyone, and many wonders and signs (attesting miracles) were taking place through the apostles. 44 And all those … Read More ARE YOU CONNECTED? IT’S A MATTER OF COMMUNITY!