Do you get tired of people whining and complaining about their circumstances? Sure, some people have pretty serious situations and I certainly don’t want to minimize the problems of others. Sometimes I barely manage my own issues. But when I meet someone who handles adversity well, my admiration soars. Kristen Anderson has become such a […]

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Why Didn’t You Warn Me? In Korean

May 24, 2010 | Comments Off on Why Didn’t You Warn Me? In Korean

I’m please to announce that today I signed a contract with Korea Smallgroup Publishing Co., which will translate Why Didn’t You Warn Me? How to Deal with Challenging Group Members into the Korean language and market that book in South Korea. This company has been publishing my first book, Small Group Bible Studies: How to […]

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Are you happy with the Bible-study portion of your small-group meetings? Do you feel confident in your ability to lead others in explorations of Truth in all its forms? Do you feel like your group members are benefiting from the time you spend together. has just released a new download called Leading Life-Changing Bible […]

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What a Small Group Leader Should Be

May 14, 2010 | Comments Off on What a Small Group Leader Should Be

Do you have goals for yourself as a small group leader? How do you see your role? It seems to me that’s something each leader needs to decide before going too far. And it’s probably a discussion you probably need to revisit periodically because it’s easy to get sidetracked. Sam O’Neal at says that, […]

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Today we’re presenting the second part August 2009 LifeWay Research study of a national, demographically representative survey of 1,200 Millennials in the United States.  The first part of the study is reviewed here: Here is how Millennials respond to a series of doctrinal statements: God, Satan, sin and salvation * “God is a real being, […]

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Two-thirds of American “Millennials” – those born between 1980 and 1991 – call themselves Christian, but far fewer pray or read the Bible daily, attend weekly worship services, or hold to historical positions on the Bible and its teachings. These findings, which will affect how we lead our churches and small groups, are from a […]

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When dealing with challenging people, I’ve found that simply treating them like human beings makes a huge difference. Very often, a challenging person in your church or group is a challenging person everywhere. And because of this, they are often shunned or ostracized. For many, this has happened all their lives. What we consider challenging […]

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May Newsletter Posted

May 4, 2010 | Comments Off on May Newsletter Posted

I’ve just posted the May 2010 Mighty Oak Ministries Newsletter under the Newsletters tab on this site. Check it out and let me know what you think.

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