3 Reasons Group Prayer Matters

November 27th, 2013 by Dan Mancini

Why prayer?┬áThis might seem like a strange question. Everyone knows prayer is one of the basic building blocks of just about any religious faith. It stands to reason it would be a central feature of life in a Community Group, right? But as we begin this series of posts on prayer, it’s worth taking a step back to address some fundamentals.

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Prioritizing Prayer Time

November 25th, 2013 by Dan Mancini

You already know that prayer time is one of the three key elements of a Community Group meeting (along with sharing and study). Group prayer is an essential part of a healthy group. But you may have found that your group’s prayer time leaves something to be desired. You’re not alone.

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4 Advent Devotionals

November 19th, 2013 by Dan Mancini

Advent is a season in the liturgical calendar that begins about a month before Christmas and is all about building expectation for the coming birth of Jesus. As a church, we don’t collectively observe Advent but it’s a great opportunity to connect with God personally in a special way throughout the month of December.

One way you can do that is to read Scripture and devotional material focused on anticipation of the Messiah. With that in mind, here are four Advent devotionals you might consider for this December. Read the rest of this entry »

This is My Group – Connexus Church

November 7th, 2013 by Dan Mancini

Here’s the second This is My Group video we showed at the re:group Conference last month.

Joe and Melissa Bladek are in a group out of Connexus Church, our partner in Ontario, Canada. Their story is pretty intense.

This is My Group – Southside Church

November 6th, 2013 by Dan Mancini

At the re:group Conference┬álast month, we showed attendees from all over the world videos about real groups producing real life change. I thought I’d share them with you this week.

This one is from Southside Church, our partner in Peachtree City.