How can you show kindness through (seemingly) random acts of service? For starters, go where people are. Read on for lessons from an amazing team of people.
Collection of Blog Posts - Small Groups, Bible Study, Community, and Transformation
Welcome to the Working to Live Differently blog on finding, becoming, and living in Christian community. My goal is to show how to encourage personal and community growth through a process that looks like this:
- share honestly with yourself, God, and other people
- connect with God and people
- build and become part of a group with a sense of belonging
- learn and grow through Bible study and Bible doing
- inspire others and be inspired
- share your experiences (successes and failures) to continue the process of connecting, belonging, and growing
Blog posts include how-to articles and reflections on leading small groups, developing friendships, building community, studying the Bible, and achieving personal and group goals. I also write on developing physical endurance, which I believe offers insights into spiritual endurance and perseverance while giving us a way to connect with people, God, and ourselves.
The book Good Questions Have Small Groups Talking by Josh Hunt takes you through all phases of a group session from small talk to challenging questions that inspire change in doing, being, and living. Here you’ll get ideas for questions to ask in your next small group session.
As a small group leader, you want people to talk. But what happens when one person starts talking and never stops? Discover simple techniques to deal with small group members who talk too much.
Lydia in Acts is considered the first European convert to Christianity. Learn how she kindly yet boldly became an integral part of the Christian community.
A road ride checklist saves time and aggravation. It can also help you make friends and build community. Here are suggestions for fun and safety.
An excessively needy person who dominates discussion yet never seems satisfies with the love and nurture offered by a small group can wreck group dynamics. To guard the group’s integrity, recognize and deal with this personality type before members exit the group and the concept of small groups forever.