Leading a Women’s Group? Check Out Comparison Trap

December 18th, 2015 by Dan Mancini

If you’re leading a women’s group, you might want to check out Comparison Trap. It’s a four-week, video-based study featuring Sandra Stanley. Read the rest of this entry »

Pursuing Reciprocal Relationships

December 16th, 2015 by Dan Mancini

One thing you can do to find community as a leader is to pursue reciprocal relationships. They require two ingredients: depth of relationship and frequency of interaction. So, what do you do when a relationship has only one of the two ingredients? You need to be intentional about adding the missing ingredient to the one that’s present.

Here’s the bottom line: If you want to add depth or frequency to an existing relationship, you need to have a conversation. Read the rest of this entry »

Finding Community As a Leader

December 7th, 2015 by Dan Mancini

As a leader, sometimes leading is a ministry. You pour into others even though they may not be capable of pouring into you. You may not always find community—strong, reciprocal relationships—in your group. If you don’t already have it, how do you find the community you need so you can keep growing and leading? While there’s no magical solution, there are two key ingredients that comprise life-giving, life-sustaining community: depth of relationship and frequency of interaction. Read the rest of this entry »