A New Heart Christian Living

A New Heart

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Posted by: Timothy Lee 14th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

There is a very serious heart disease we should all know about. I call it “the disease of hard-heartedness.” There is also a very painful but effective cure for this disease. Many times in the Old Testament we read that God accused the people of Israel of being hard-hearted. In the New Testament...

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What Is The Difference Between Unconditional Love and Enabling? Christian Living

What Is The Difference Between Unconditional Love and Enabling?

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Posted by: Admin 3rd Sep, 2018 Rating: 

Principle #1: If you define love any other way than the cross, you have reduced love to something it shouldn't be.1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (NASB) 4  Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, Principle #2: Don't just memorize a Bible verse, memorize the...

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Parenting Tough Love Christian Living

Parenting Tough Love

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Posted by: Admin 24th Aug, 2018 Rating: 

This lesson is a good reminder for both parents and leaders about the importance of "tough love". Key Points of Lesson “You are a born leader” is a false statement. To become a leader, it takes a process of training. We all have the ability to train to be a leader. The spiri...

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A Good Example Edification Topic

A Good Example

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Posted by: Timothy Lee 14th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

Sometimes we just need to see an example, in order to understand. When we are unsure of the direction we should take in life, it is helpful to have someone to follow. Watching other exemplary men and women of God live in today’s world can challenge us to become more Christlike in our character. T...

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Altar Counselor’s Guide Leadership Tips

Altar Counselor’s Guide

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Posted by: Admin 21st Sep, 2018 Rating: 

Serving as an altar counselor can be an exciting and rewarding spiritual experience: You have the opportunity to “reap” spiritual fruit for the Kingdom of God. As a minister sharesGod’s Word, he is actually “sowing” it in the hearts of those who listen. At the conclusion of the service ...

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Christian Leaders and Pride Leadership Tips

Christian Leaders and Pride

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Posted by: Admin 17th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

Being in ministry leadership is a great privilege, but it can bring with it a desire to take pride in the influence that you have in other’s lives. Anybody that thinks that they have arrived in leadership because of their own ability or accomplishments has been ensnared by pride. This is not somet...

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Mission Over Preference Leadership Tips

Mission Over Preference

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Posted by: Admin 17th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

Sometimes leaders make strategic decisions based on their own personal preferences, or the preferences of their inner circle, rather than missional considerations. In a church, this might affect issues like facility design and decor, worship style, preaching style, or ministry design. It’s easy to...

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The Greatest Thing a Small Group Leader Can Do Leadership Tips

The Greatest Thing a Small Group Leader Can Do

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Posted by: Admin 17th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

Small group leaders are awesome. They’re the most important people in any local church. They have a big job with many tasks, but there’s one task that surpasses them all. The greatest thing a small group leader can do is give their job away. Here’s why that matters.It matures other peopleRemem...

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Leading Beyond the Weekly Meeting Leadership Tips

Leading Beyond the Weekly Meeting

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Posted by: Admin 17th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

Effective small group leaders are more than just meeting managers. Group meetings are important. But the goal of your group is to make disciples. That starts in group meetings, but it also calls for leaders to equip people outside of the weekly meeting time.Pray for Group MembersThe most fundamental...

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How to Avoid Small Group Leader Burnout Leadership Tips

How to Avoid Small Group Leader Burnout

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Posted by: Admin 17th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

Small group leader burnout is a devastating experience. When group leaders exit the ministry, groups lose their shepherd and potential new leaders lose the opportunity to be taught by a seasoned leader. But if small group leaders follow the suggestions below, they will able to stay in the game.Give ...

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Dealing with the Small Group Dominator Leadership Tips

Dealing with the Small Group Dominator

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Posted by: Admin 17th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

A common problem many small group leaders face is dealing with people who dominate the discussion time during the meeting. Dominators like to contribute their insights early and often to every question. They often speak up before others have a chance to say anything and often give long rambling answ...

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The Prayer Of Spiritual Growth Leadership Tips

The Prayer Of Spiritual Growth

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Posted by: Timothy Lee 15th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

Colossians 1:9-14 (NIV)  9  For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. 10  And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord ...

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The Art of Making Conversation Leadership Tips

The Art of Making Conversation

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Posted by: Timothy Lee 15th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

Five tips on improving this important skill Not everyone is a natural at creating conversation. However, this is an important skill for small-group leaders. Your ability to make conversation helps people feel at ease in your group and encourages them to participate in discussions. Here are so...

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How Can I Lead Great Small-Group Discussions? Leadership Tips

How Can I Lead Great Small-Group Discussions?

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Posted by: Timothy Lee 15th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

Four easy things any leader can do to facilitate growth-focused discussions Guiding group discussion is more of a dance than a military march. You’re not commanding attention and straining toward a precise outcome. A life-giving kingdom-conversation will nudge you gently to both participate and...

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Handling the Challenging People Relationship

Handling the Challenging People

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Posted by: Timothy Lee 15th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

The hard part of small groups is that they involve people, and dealing with people is always messy. One of my favorite book titles has always been the one I find most true: Everybody's Normal Until You Get to Know Them. That includes me! Here are some of the common "challenging people" that you m...

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Dealing With the Dominator Relationship

Dealing With the Dominator

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Posted by: Admin 15th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

Simple tips to deal with the Dominator.

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Building Relationships Weird Guys Who Show up in a Group Relationship

Building Relationships Weird Guys Who Show up in a Group

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Posted by: Admin 15th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

Great tips to help connect with people who are different.

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Small Group Problem Solving Relationship

Small Group Problem Solving

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Posted by: Admin 6th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

How to respond when people act up, act out, and ask tough questions.Any time you bring together a group of people with different backgrounds, histories, and personalities, conflict and problems are almost inevitable. As a leader, you will need to deal with these issues both before and after they occ...

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Is This Gossip? Relationship

Is This Gossip?

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Posted by: Admin 5th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

9 questions to help you decide.Proverbs 11:13; 26:20How do you know when it is beneficial to share information, and when it is useless or destructive to do so? Ask yourself the following questions to help you choose your words wisely.1. Am I telling this to someone who can do something about the pr...

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Five practices that take small groups beyond polite “sharing.” Relationship

Five practices that take small groups beyond polite “sharing.”

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Posted by: Admin 5th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

In community we discover who we really are and how much transformation we require. This is why I am irrevocably committed to small groups. Through them we can accomplish our God-entrusted work to transform human beings. However, experience tells us that simply meeting with a group does not automatic...

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Build Real Friendship in Your Groups Relationship

Build Real Friendship in Your Groups

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Posted by: Admin 5th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

7 steps to cultivate authentic relationshipsDon't we all long to be part of something fun, exciting, and life-giving?The sitcom Friends captured this desire. Every week, 50 million people watched six actors pretend to have relationships with one another. Its popularity was fueled by the deep longing...

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5 Threats to Healthy Small Groups Relationship

5 Threats to Healthy Small Groups

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Posted by: Admin 5th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

5 Group Killers1.) Inconsistent attendance2.) Awkward personalities3.) Fakeness4.) Bad Curriculum5.) Public Holidays

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Healthy Teams Relationship

Healthy Teams

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Posted by: Admin 5th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

I work with lots of teams that are either in crisis or transition. But I rarely hear of teams that are both achieving results and are a pleasure to be a part of. This is due, in part, to a misunderstanding of "team."Simply put, "team" is just business language for "community"—the glorious intersec...

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The Science of Apprenticeship Small Group Dynamics (First Three Months)

The Science of Apprenticeship

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Posted by: Admin 15th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

How leaders can reproduce other leaders How is it possible for more and more people to get involved in Jesus' mission? By reproducing groups and leaders. By multiplying. And that means we must be leaders who are reproducing our roles and our groups, and that means intentionally apprenticing people ...

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Identifying where your small group members are at. Small Group Dynamics (First Three Months)

Identifying where your small group members are at.

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Posted by: Admin 15th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

A simple document to help you recognize where each member is at.

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Quarterly Strategic Discussion Plans Small Group Dynamics (First Three Months)

Quarterly Strategic Discussion Plans

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Posted by: Admin 15th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

Here is a discussion form for you to plan strategically for each individual in your small group.

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Small Group Covenant Sample Small Group Dynamics (First Three Months)

Small Group Covenant Sample

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Posted by: Admin 15th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

In this pdf document download, there are discussion forms and also some samples of small group covenant,

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Ideal Group Size Small Group Dynamics (First Three Months)

Ideal Group Size

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Posted by: Admin 15th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

What is the ideal group size for a small group, especially when you're factoring in meeting times and expectations? Furthermore, what should you do if your group is too small? These tips offer things to consider and ways you can go about effectively growing your group.Bill Search is the author of Si...

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The Group Covenant Small Group Dynamics (First Three Months)

The Group Covenant

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Posted by: Admin 15th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

Every small group needs to have a formal agreement of the purpose and role of the group. Some elements to include in the discussion would be time commitments, confidentiality expectations, level of respect, and primary purpose the group is hoping to serve in the members' lives. Bill Search is the a...

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Carefrontation Small Group Dynamics (First Three Months)

Carefrontation

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Posted by: Admin 15th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

Great tips about confrontation.

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Helping Men Confess Sin Small Group Dynamics (First Three Months)

Helping Men Confess Sin

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Posted by: Admin 15th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

Wonderful topic about confession within the small groups.

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Active Listening Small Group Dynamics (First Three Months)

Active Listening

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Posted by: Admin 15th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

Active listening.

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How To Ruin Your Mens' Small Group in the first few meetings Small Group Dynamics (First Three Months)

How To Ruin Your Mens' Small Group in the first few meetings

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Posted by: Admin 15th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

Very good tips for start up especially dealing with men's group. 

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