Category Archives: Feature Articles for Point People

The “easy” prison guards of our soul & small group ministry

Ah…freedom. As I write article I am sitting in a Starbuck’s at 7 a.m., which in itself doesn’t seem too out of the ordinary. Factor in now that I am not a morning person, it is my day off, I … Continue reading

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When opportunity knocks, what do you do?

When you or your people are presented with an opportunity to grow, a certain degree of risk is always involved. It may be a risk of time or money or a risk of stepping out of a comfort zone. At … Continue reading

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What does spiritual planning look like?

There is certainly nothing “unspiritual” about planning.  But, it is very possible to do “unspiritual” planning.  In other words, it is very possible to plan purely from human wisdom and experience and gifting and leave God out of the process. … Continue reading

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Is there a certain way for a leader to pray?

by Rick Warren God is looking for people to use. He is looking for leaders. We’re looking for better methods, machinery and motivations. God says, “I’m looking for better people, people that I can use.” And for God to use the … Continue reading

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The time on an elevator could change your small group ministry

You know the drill. You are waiting for an elevator, any elevator. The door opens; you walk in, face the door, press the button and stare at the door. Everyone does the same thing. Comedians have made acts out of … Continue reading

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Is it More About the Start or the Finish?

by Steve Gladen In January, for whatever the reason, people are open to make that big “start”. Whether it is to work on weight, a habit, personal or spiritual goals; January, more than any other month, is the month to … Continue reading

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Which Basin Will You Use in Your Small Group Ministry?

by Steve Gladen Life is full of choices. Every day you have to decide countless moves. Some affect your legacy. Your attitude through each choice is as important if not more important. Peter faced many choices. Some were good, some … Continue reading

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