Shepherd Your Small Group

April 30, 2007 | Comments Off on Shepherd Your Small Group

Want to learn three important relationships that will help you shepherd your small group? has published an excerpt from Michael Mack’s book, I’m a Leader… Now What? which is the third of the four-book Small Group HELP! Guides that my book is part of. Check it out.

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Prayer and Social Times are Important

April 25, 2007 | Comments Off on Prayer and Social Times are Important

How often to you take an evening off from your study? It’s easy to become a little compulsive about staying on track, finishing the study, and moving on to the next one. In my early years of leading Bible studies, this was me. I just didn’t see a lot of value in slowing down and […]

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Depression in a Small Group Member

April 19, 2007 | Comments Off on Depression in a Small Group Member

One of the most difficult jobs of a lay leader is to know when to ignore, when to act, and when to refer. As the shootings at Virginia Tech this week remind us, it’s easy to analyze in retrospect. But how do we do the best possible job proactively? Christian psychiatrist Grant Mullin has a […]

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Death in the Family

April 14, 2007 | 2 Comments

Edwin Dale Kaserman 1916-2007 My step dad went into the hospital about two weeks ago. We arrived on Monday and he passed away Wednesday. God was gracious and allowed him to pass reasonably quickly and peacefully. The memorial service will be Monday. I’m busy dealing with a lot of arrangements and my mother, and not […]

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Resurrection Day Greetings

April 8, 2007 | Comments Off on Resurrection Day Greetings

I hope that each of you enjoyed a blessed and delightful Resurrection Day with your family. We did. Our kids were here for just under 24 hours, and then we spent the day with friends. Tomorrow we leave for my mom’s, where my step dad is dying. We’d appreciate your prayers. Posts may be intermittant […]

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Meet Some Mt. Hermon Writers Conference Bloggers

April 6, 2007 | Comments Off on Meet Some Mt. Hermon Writers Conference Bloggers

While at the Mt. Hermon Writers Conference last week, the bloggers got together one evening. It was fun to meet others who are using the blogosphere for ministry. You might want to visit some of them. Moral Movies – Dean Anderson Exploring Adoption – Laura Christianson Mommy Life – Barbara Curtis Real Women Scrap – […]

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11 Principles for Improving Your Church’s Small Groups

April 3, 2007 | Comments Off on 11 Principles for Improving Your Church’s Small Groups

Andy Rowell, professor of Christian Educational Ministries at Taylor University in Upland, IN, offers 11 principles for improving your church’s small groups. I appreciate his common sense, non-legalistic approach that should work in most cases.

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Communty at Mt. Hermon

April 1, 2007 | Comments Off on Communty at Mt. Hermon

I’m at the Mt. Hermon Christian Writers Conference near Santa Cruz, CA this week. It’s a wonderful, exhilarating, and emotionally and physically exhausting five days. With over 450 registrants and faculty, there are many old friends to catch up with and many new friends to make. We’ve been challenged and stimulated by many wonderful speakers, […]

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