Shame is embedded in everyday talk, making us feel uncomfortable without knowing why. Here’s how to recognize and deal with shame for better conversations.
Lead Small Groups
Leading a small group is rewarding but challenging. Find articles and other resources to guide you and give insights into leading discussions, getting people to talk, spurring growth, and more.
Nothing to Prove by Jennie Allen encourages Christians to embrace that we’re not enough but God is. The book is filled with stories from Jennie’s life, including struggles and insights from leading IF:Gathering. Its experience guides contain activities to illustrate how concepts work in real life.
An unusual experience led me to read the book, The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout. As a result, I improved my skills in discerning who to trust.
Great conversation can help build community among group members. Here are ways to encourage and facilitate authentic group discussions.
Often, when you adjust your behavior, others change in response to your kindness. But sometimes, nothing you do matters. Learn to recognize signs the other person needs to change.