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Leading groups ministry can be a lonely job. You probably don't need another conference, another book, or another one-size-fits-all strategy. We need each other. In order to fruitfully lead our people into spiritual formation through community, we must first pursue our own spiritual formation in community.

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Place matters. A person and a people’s story is impossible to understand apart from their place of origin and life lived in a place. They learn their way ...Read More

Mar 2019 24 Mar 24, 2019

Place matters. A person and a people’s story is impossible to understand apart from their place of origin and life lived in a place. They learn their way in a place, they show their way in a place, and they make decisions to be in a place. We see this in the Lord Jesus Christ. He himself was like us in every respect (Hebrews 2) including His attachment to and choice of place. So, it is important to consider what places the Lord Himself chose to spend His time. And ...Read More

Mar 2019 24 Mar 24, 2019

We are happy to say that we are now accepting applications for the 2019–2020 Community Leadership Cohort! This is something we have been praying and dreaming about for several years now, and we are excited for what God might do as we seek to grow up into Christ together. Space is limited so we encourage you to apply here today....Read More

Mar 2019 24 Mar 24, 2019

Why do we do groups? Why does any church have some type of smaller group context? Even if your church does not have a formalized pathway for this, I can almost guarantee you that it is happening in some informal sense. We do groups because we’ve always done them. As the church of Jesus Christ, We have 2,000 years of God’s people leaving large teaching gatherings going into smaller contexts, usually homes, to encourage one another and build each other up. We...Read More

Mar 2019 24 Mar 24, 2019

What are some ways to empower your new leaders? Help them practice moment by moment faith, teach them to practice the "one anothers," encourage them to create space and start small, and empower them to raise up leaders. Learn more here....Read More

Mar 2019 24 Mar 24, 2019

Like so many people I meet, you might be saying, “I want to get better at mission, but I don’t feel like I have any margin in my life.” If that's you, you might be helped by thinking about mission as “three ways of making room for God to come in.” Many people who already are operating with little to no margin in their lives hear the call to be on mission as added homework. But moving out on mission is often less about doing more, and more a...Read More

Mar 2019 18 Mar 18, 2019

What can you promise in a small group, really? Setting expectations is essential...Read More