Like No Other, Session 8 (Exalted Like No Other): Additional Questions


Session 8 – Exalted Like No Other Opening Question: 1. How does our military honor its heroes? How do we honor people in the corporate world? In the arts? In sports? How have you shown honor to someone worthy of your respect? 2. What would your own preview of eternity look like? 3. What in […]

Like No Other, Session 7 (Ascended Like No Other): Additional Questions


Session 7 – Ascended Like No Other Icebreakers 1. When a study called, “Aging in Place in America,” asked seniors what they fear most, the top answer was losing their independence. The study showed seniors fear losing independence more than death. [] Why is it so important to people to be self-reliant? When is it […]

What If I Don’t Have All the Answers?

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As teachers and ministers we’re supposed to have the answers, right? While that’s certainly an ambitious goal to have, it’s not true to life. Furthermore, the problem with the “only ask questions with straight-forward answers” mentality of leadership is that it holds little water for young adults. They know better than to assume life is […]

From the Editor: 3 Facts about Sex


Originally posted on on October 28, 2014 We live in a society that seems saturated in sex. Movies, books, commercials, songs, YouTube videos and more seem to face us at every turn with sensuality and sexuality. As this is being written, the trailer for a film based on a popular pornographic novel series has […]

Are We Damaging Sunday School by Enlisting Warm Bodies?


The other day, my teenaged son asked me about a DVD he and his girlfriend wanted to rent. The title: Warm Bodies: A Zombie Love Story. Apparently, movies about romances between vampires and humans have run their course, and now we are moving on to romances between the living and the undead. Ah, Hollywood. Or is it, […]

Small Group Monday: 3 Valentine’s Day Icebreakers for Your Small Group


Now that we’ve gotten into February, you’ll begin to see flowers, candy, diamonds, etc. everywhere you look. There’s more focus on “love” during the first two weeks of this month than possibly any other time of the year. The Bible has much to say about love, in fact, it tells us that God is love. […]

3 Tips for Asking the Better Question

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Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on on January 8, 2015. Check out for the latest resources and events for collegiate and young adult ministry. By Mark Whitt There seems to be a conundrum in the church when it comes to the idea of a question. Questions can be one of two things: 1) […]

Small Group Monday: Four Next Steps for your small group Ministry


In a recent blog post, small group specialist Mark Howell writes: When you are a beginner, you do what beginners can do.  Think about when a newborn turns over for the very first time.  Or takes their first step.  Or puts a phrase together. Clearly, there are things that you do when you are a […]

Connection, Catharsis, Convergence


    This is part 15 of a series of posts from David Francis’ Transformational Class: Transformational Church Goes to Sunday School . Click here for a free download of the book, as well as training materials to help you present the material to your leaders. Transformational Church Goes to Sunday School Missionary Mentality, Part One Missionary Mentality, […]

Aligning Children’s and Adults Winter 2015 (And a note about March 1, 2015!)

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Sometimes our best efforts at not being confusing get even more confusing. It’s especially not helpful when the calendar doesn’t work in our favor. You might have noticed the winter quarter only has 12 Sundays. That poses a problem for us when we are selling you 13 weeks of curriculum. In the kids area, we […]