Speaking Spiritually in Small Groups

Speaking Spiritually in Small Groups

As we crank up our high school program every Sunday afternoon, it is obvious to me how important small group leaders are to our ministry. I can recover from a bad sketch. I can get past worship leaders who forget their lyrics. I can even survive a communicator who doesn’t exactly hit the mark. But I know I am in big trouble if a small group leader does not show up to invest in the students. These leaders play a key role in our ministry, and it’s important to help them help our students grow... Read More
Cueing Parents

Cueing Parents

In today’s church, ministering to the whole family and partnering with parents are hot topics—in staff meetings, on book covers and in blog posts. Everyone seems to agree that both are crucial, even if people don’t agree on the best approach, or even on the definition of what family is or should be. As we look for realistic ways to partner with parents to nurture their children’s spiritual growth, it’s just as important to understand what this partnership is not.... Read More