Month: February 2016

THE 10 COMMANDMENTS OF CONVERSATIONAL SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDY FACILITATION

by Rick Howerton Facilitating a small group Bible study is one of my favorite things to do. Hearing the combined wisdom of the group, drawing the hesitant group member into the conversation, searching for God’s truth while keeping each other’s opinions in check, and seeing the miraculous work of the Holy Spirit as He uses many voices to find out what God is really … Read More THE 10 COMMANDMENTS OF CONVERSATIONAL SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDY FACILITATION

So you’re a new Small Group leader…

by  Jeremy Smith, The SmallGroupNut Being a small group leader is one of the most fun and terrifying things in life. The fun comes when the relationships get bigger than the group and discipleship happens. Terrifying happens when relationships get messy and when questions get bigger. Here’s a few helpful hints that can hopefully remove some of the ‘terrifying’ and emphasize the fun. 1. Pray, … Read More So you’re a new Small Group leader…

4 Ways Big Sunday School Classes are Hurting the Church

by Ken Braddy If you asked a dozen teachers what the purpose of Sunday School is, you’d hear a variety of things – there would not be consensus among them. Some would argue that Bible study is the primary reason Sunday School exists. Another person would passionately plea that evangelism is the number one goal. Still others would say fellowship or ministry to others … Read More 4 Ways Big Sunday School Classes are Hurting the Church