Category Archives: Motivational

Relational Transparency, Small Groups, & Freedom

Small Groups can create a place of healing for people to find freedom. Jesus’ ministry started with healing in mind. Remember how He read from the scroll of Isaiah in Luke 4:18-19, “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, … Continue reading

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7 ways small groups can reach people for Jesus

“Some men arrived carrying a paraplegic on a stretcher. They were looking for a way to get into the house and set him before Jesus. When they couldn’t find a way in because of the crowd, they went up on … Continue reading

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Leadership: Who is Next?

“Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” John 20.21 We are all sent. It is built into the identity of a Christian. We are sent by … Continue reading

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8 tips to lasting in leadership

Whether leading a small group, a ministry or a church, spiritual leadership is heart work and it’s hard work.  This combination can take its toll, driving leaders to throw in the towel prematurely. It might be a conflict, a crisis, … 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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Don’t use “trusting God” as an excuse for laziness

Trusting God is wise. In fact, that’s about the most wise thing you could do. Proverbs tells us Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and … Continue reading

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Rick & Kay Warren interviews

Here is a recent interview that Rick Warren gave on the state of the American Church, politics, and society. It’s a strong interview, and we thought you’d enjoy it. Here is an interview that Rick and Kay did on Kay’s … Continue reading

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