Interview in Ministry in Motion

March 31, 2008 | Comments Off on Interview in Ministry in Motion

Dreambuilders Ministry in Motion has just published an interview with me to complement the article they published last week. Want to know a little more about the real Pat and the history of Why Didn’t You Warn Me?, check it out.


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Article in Ministry in Motion

March 23, 2008 | Comments Off on Article in Ministry in Motion

Ministry in Motion (MIM) has just published an article I wrote on maturity and small group leadership called Growing Older or Growing Up? Your Focus as a Leader. You can read it on the Ministry in Motion website, as well as several other excellent articles. Teena Stewart of MIM has written a great book on […]


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Happy Resurrection Day!

March 22, 2008 | Comments Off on Happy Resurrection Day!

I want to wish each of you, my readers, a blessed Resurrection Day. May the reality of our Lord’s sacrifice renew your soul and spirit today. May you rest in His provision and His salvation.


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SF Bay Area Seeker Small Group Training

March 19, 2008 | Comments Off on SF Bay Area Seeker Small Group Training

If you live in the SF Bay area, you’ll want to know about the Seeker Small Group Training being conducted by Gary Poole, author of Seeker Small Groups, on April 12, 2008 from 8:45 a to 3:00 p. It is co-sponsored by Neighborhood Bible Studies and Menlo Park Presbyterian Church.At the workship, you’ll learn how […]


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Asking Good Questions

March 13, 2008 | Comments Off on Asking Good Questions

One of the keys to facilitating a great discussion is the ability to ask good questions. This is a skill that doesn’t come naturally to most of us, but there are many resources available to help you. Ministry Best Practices has a slide show and pdf with some great tips to help you. And don’t […]


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When a Group Member Is Emotionally Troubled

March 4, 2008 | Comments Off on When a Group Member Is Emotionally Troubled

CT’s BuildingSmallGroups.com has just released a new download called “Ministering to Difficult Group Members.” It features four articles on dealing with difficult personality types, including one by Les Parrott called “Coping with People Who Beef, Bite, and Bellyache: How To Handle Difficult Relationships In Your Small Group.” I can’t wait to read that one. My […]


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Keep it Small–Again

March 3, 2008 | Comments Off on Keep it Small–Again

This seems to be my mantra lately. Probably because I keep seeing the effects of groups that have grown too big. I’m preparing my workshops for the Bay Area Sunday School Convention (BASS) for this coming weekend, and noticed that I have something about “keep it small” in all of them. Must be important. I […]


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