More On the Value of Maturity

February 23, 2007 | Comments Off

Yesterday we began looking at the Principle of Maturity. Today we get a little more personal. I guess that’s why this value is so important to me, especially in small groups. In a small group, we not only have the opportunity to hear, but also to study and interact with God’s Word. We have the […]

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The Value of Maturity

February 22, 2007 | Comments Off

People lead groups for many reasons, but I have one overriding purpose no matter what type of group I’m leading. Or just about any other form of ministry for that matter. The first principle I address in Why Didn’t You Warn Me? How to Deal With Challenging Group Members is this: The Purpose Of Any […]

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Nine Ways to Support Your Support Group

February 21, 2007 | Comments Off

Randy Christian at CTs offers Nine Ways to Support Your Support Group. It’s a very comprehensive article suggesting foundational steps to get your groups off to a great start. Support groups are among the most difficult groups to lead, so these tips are especially pertinent.

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What to Look for in a Co-Leader

February 20, 2007 | Comments Off

Who would be a good co-leader? Your co-leader should have a good mix of leadership qualities. However, they may be dormant or under-developed. Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to identify POTENTIAL–and then to help that potential develop into leadership. You’ll want to try to select someone you feel has gifts, talents, […]

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The Ministry of a Co-Leader

February 19, 2007 | Comments Off

Kathleen wrote, I am wondering what you think about co-leading a small group. Is it wise to have two leaders, or is better to have one person? As we are forming our small groups, we are trying to decide if two are better than one, or if the conflicts in personality might be more trouble […]

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More on Imago Dei

February 18, 2007 | Comments Off

I love God’s timing. Today our pastor added a couple of thoughts to expound on my post on the value of the imago dei. He said that because each person is created in the image of God, he or she has potential and value. It’s wonderful when we can see each person in our group […]

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The value of the imago dei

February 15, 2007 | Comments Off

I want to spend some time on values—those foundational beliefs that drive my involvement I small groups and virtually every form of ministry I’m drawn to. Probably the primary value I hold is that of the imago dei—that each person I meet is created in the image of God, beloved and treasured by him. And […]

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Welcome to Why Didn’t You Warn Me? I’m excited to use this site to expand the resources in my new book, and this blog to develop community, which is one of the hallmarks of my philosophy of small groups. I believe in the ministry of small groups simply because I’ve experienced the fruit in my […]

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