In my last post, I mentioned a list of questions I sent to a pastor who had inquired about the lessening level of interest in small groups among his church members. If you’re having problems keeping people interested in your groups, there are several factors to consider. The first of thing I look at is […]

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Missing: Human Affection

November 15, 2007 | Comments Off

I just received a fascinating article, which almost appeared to be real. Turns out that it was from The Onion, which is a parody newspaper. They write in a style that is so close to real that it makes you look deeper, think twice. I did that with this article, and was struck by how […]

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Five Kinds of Christians

November 10, 2007 | Comments Off

You think that Christians are basically alike? No so. CT has posted a fascinating article from the Fall 2007 issue of Leadership Journal. It’s called 5 Kinds of Christians: Understanding the disparity of those who call themselves Christian in America, and is based on a national survey co-sponsored by Leadership. Three critical issues emerged from […]

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Nate Conrad at Naperville Presbyterian Church in the Chicago area lists five common misconceptions about leading a small group. These include: We need to have a really healthy home life before we can welcome anyone into our home. We need to finish the basement, clean up that unruly closet, add some landscaping, get our own […]

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