Most of our spiritual growth happens through small steps of faith, so how can you recognize what’s worth celebrating?
If you don't have an apprentice, your primary goal as you end remains the same: making sure everyone in your current group has a clear next step for remaining in community.
In Circle Up, we've tried to incorporate all of the things we've learned about group life in the last five years.
Begin painting a new picture of what sharing your faith looks like. You are God’s great plan to reach the people around you.
What do you do with the parts of the Bible that don't seem to offer much in the way of practical application?
Ending your group may not go as planned (in fact, it's likely you'll be met with some surprises along the way). But you're doing a good work. Remember that.
The great thing about small group is the opportunity to create a space to encourage and celebrate each other, no matter the circumstance.
Without you, we could not have hosted a conference and poured into church leaders in the manner and depth that we were able.
Even though I don’t always love the end of things, I've come to understand something important: The end matters.
You have to be connected relationally in order to grow spiritually. But that doesn't mean all aspects of your personal relationship with your heavenly Father should be made available for public consumption.
Some scholars estimate there are up to 900 different English translations or paraphrases of the Bible. How can you know which is best for you?
An invitation to apprentice can be meaningful, encouraging, and inspiring if you do a few simple things,
For a deeper perspective on justice and redemption in the Bible, check out this short video by the Bible Project. It's good stuff.
Asking a group member to be your apprentice can be awkward—too formal and serious in what is otherwise a comfortable friendship. But it doesn't have to be that way.
You’ve volunteered to lead your small group and now you’re wondering what you’ve gotten yourself into. Am I right? Hang on . . . we’ve got you covered.
Fasting is one of the most misunderstood and ignored of all of the spiritual practices. That doesn't mean you shouldn't give it a try.
Vulnerability is more than just sharing our biggest secrets. It’s also stepping out in smaller ways to reveal more of ourselves to others.