Two Key Principles: Open Groups Practicing Open Enrollment

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This is part 5 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, Part Two [...]

From the Editor: Others May Forget You, But God Never Does

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This article originally appeared on September 2, 2014 on Dr. Ronnie Floyd’s blog, at ronniefloyd.com Have you ever forgotten something you just purchased? Ever been talking on the phone while collecting change from a cashier then walked out of the store leaving your purchase in the checkout line? Have you ever gone to a store [...]

On Overcoming

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  The Bible is full of stories and accounts of people — real people —that experienced real life and adversity in ways that can teach us a great deal. Sometimes we forget that. Moses, Joshua, Nicodemus, Lydia and so many others were all people with unique backstories and circumstances not entirely unlike our own. Joseph, [...]

Vibrant Leadership

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This is part 4 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, Part Two [...]

From the Editor: 4 Truthful Realities That Will Help Us Overcome Temptation

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Do you ever find yourself wishing all temptations would just come to an end? Maybe sin would be a little easier to ignore if not for the temptation to give in to it. Sin and temptation go hand-in-hand. Temptation without the accompanying sin has no allure. This week on the blog, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, General [...]

Hook, Book, Look, and Took: “If it Ain’t Broke…”

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I’m pretty sure the first time I ever heard “Hook, Book, Look, and Took” as an organizing principle for Bible teaching was in high school. We were all kids in the youth group, and we were preparing to take over leadership responsibilities for Youth Sunday. Our youth minister gathered those of us who were going [...]

Small Group Monday: How to Choose a Small Group System or Strategy

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Is there one “best way” to do small group ministry? Should you let every group choose its own curriculum? Should you base everything off the pastor’s sermons? Should the pastor base everything off the small group plan? These are all good questions. How do you determine what is right for your context? On the blog [...]

Overcome, Session 3: Hope for the Barren Heart

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In the bleak mid-winter of your soul, God plants a garden of faith. by Aaron Householder Fear is natural. Faith is supernatural. When we don’t understand and can’t overcome, we react in fear. It’s a natural response of humanity. Our fear may paralyze us in depression or indecision. Or our fear may motivate us to [...]

Missionary Mentality, Part Two

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This is part 3 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. This excerpt is adapted from the Chapter 1, “Missionary Mentality”, pages 13-14 Single Gender [...]

From the Editor: Betrayal is Not the End

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This week, many small groups will begin a new Bible Studies For Life series, Overcome: Living Beyond Your Circumstances. It is a six-session study on the life of the Old Testament character Joseph. Since the story of Joseph’s betrayal at the hands of his brothers (Genesis 37:12-27) is foundational to everything else that happens in the [...]