From the Editor: Sheltered in God’s Forgiveness

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This article originally appeared on ronniefloyd.com on December 2, 2014. Have you ever been faced with the need to extend forgiveness but you didn’t really want to? Has the wound ever been so deep and the grief so painful it felt as though holding the grudge was actually a healing balm rather than the poison it is? […]

It’s Never Really Over: How to connect between group sessions

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By Mike Hurt The difference between a small group and a Bible study is what happens after the group meeting ends. As a leader, your responsibilities don’t end when the group meeting is over. What’s left to do? Lead your group to build close relationships with one another. This is done best by doing what […]

Small Group Monday: 7 Ideas for Connecting Your Group in January

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In a recent blog post, small group specialist Mark Howell gave seven practical ideas for how to ring in the new year with your small group. Click here to read the entire article, but here are the seven ideas to help you plan: Schedule a connecting opportunity in late January or early February.  This will provide […]

How does Worship Impact a Transformational Small Group?

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This is part 10 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: Sheltered in God’s Salvation

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This article was originally posted on ronniefloyd.com on November 25, 2014 Have you ever been caught walking in a rainstorm without an umbrella? Do we not all begin looking for big trees, doorways, or awnings to stand under to avoid being drenched? I could have used that this past week as I attended our University […]

Some Upcoming Improvements to Bible Studies For Life—Tell Us What You Think!

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Bible Studies for Life has made some improvements to both the Personal Study Guides and Leader Guides to provide more content for your Bible study experience. We’d love to hear your thoughts on the examples below. Each Study Overview is increased to three pages. The prayer section that previously ended each session is moved to the front […]

From the Editor: Sheltered by God’s Presence

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This post originally appeared on ronniefloyd.com on November 18, 2014.  Where do you go when bad times come? Are you overwhelmed? Do you feel like the end is near? Do you sometimes feel one step away from doom? You are not alone. Literally. The child of God is never abandoned. God is always near His […]

Small Group Monday: Conversations Between Meetings

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By Rick Howerton This article originally appeared on biblestudyinsider.com on September 18, 2014 The amount of and the substance of conversation that takes place during the small group meeting is directly related to the amount of and the substance of conversation that takes place between meetings. I am asked all the time to teach on […]

Prayer Requests: The Best Indicator of a Transformational Class

This is part 9 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: Ministry Among Those With Mental Health Issues

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Note: This blog post corresponds to the special focus session for this unit. It was originally published on ronniefloyd.com on September 30.  The evangelical world mourned in April 2013 with the news that Rick and Kay Warren’s son, Matthew, had committed suicide. News that Matthew had dealt with mental illness his entire life caused many […]