The bad news is, no one can make another person grow. But the good news is every individual can take charge of their own spiritual growth.
Faith is personal, but that doesn't mean faith is private. That distinction is important because spiritual growth doesn't happen in isolation.
Why did we create a new study? What's different? Here are three key differences between Community and Circle Up.
While we should look for opportunities to talk about our faith, we also need to consider something that might seem obvious: Is this person even interested in what I’m saying?
If your group isn't living jaw-dropping stories of amazing life-change, that's okay. In fact, it's normal.
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,