Leader Tips Tuesday: Staying Connected

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By Jeffrey Holder Content Editor, Bible Studies for Life: Senior Adults Have you ever lost a connection with someone? It may be that you simply parted ways years ago after college or following service in the military or your family just moved to a different town. You may have thought I wonder whatever happened to [...]

Connected Promotional Video

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Many of you will be beginning Connected: My Life in the Church in your small groups next week. Here are a couple of videos you can share with your group. The first is the promotional video for the study: If you don’t see the video, click here to watch on YouTube. This video is an invitation [...]

The Law of Ten, The Principle of Three, and Why 3 X 5 =18

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This is part 5 of a series of posts from David Francis’ Missionary Sunday School. Click here for a free download of the book. Chapter 3 of the book is titled “Every Person: The Missionary Principle of the People Group” This excerpt is adapted from the Appendix, pages 44-46. The irreducible law of kingdom growth is start new units. On the mission field [...]

From the Editor: Glorifying God in Creation

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This week on his blog, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, General Editor of Bible Studies for Life, asks the big questions: How did we get here? Where are we going? What is the purpose of life?  The answers to all three are in the first book of the Bible. Read more

Small Group Monday: Repeat, Repeat, Repeat

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By Sam O’Neal   Have you noticed how often God repeats Himself in the Bible? In fact, looking for repetition is a key tool for studying God’s Word. To see what I mean on a macro level, just think of the fact that we have four separate Gospels that essentially tell the same story. On [...]

The Missionary Principle of the People Group

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This is part 4 of a series of posts from David Francis’ Missionary Sunday School. Click here for a free download of the book. Chapter 3 of the book is titled “Every Person: The Missionary Principle of the People Group” This excerpt is adapted from pages 30-33. The missionary Sunday School is satisfied only when everyone within its reach has access to a [...]

Ruts We Fall Into, and How to Avoid Them

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  Today on the Sunday School Leader blog, Darryl Wilson, Sunday School & Discipleship Consultant for the Kentucky Baptist Convention, expands on the ruts David Francis and Ken Braddy discuss in their book 3 Roles For Guiding Groups (available as a free download). He also gives practical advice for how to get out of the ruts, or [...]

Three “Either-Ors” To Consider in Sunday School

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This is part 3 of a series of posts from David Francis’ Missionary Sunday School. Click here for a free download of the book. Chapter 2 of the book is titled “His Story: All the Bible for All of Life.” This excerpt is adapted from pages 26-28.  The First Either-Or: Either a Systematic Plan or “Whatever the Spirit Lays [...]

From the Editor: Faith is the Victory

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Over the past few weeks, we have considered the role of resilient faith in the believer’s life. We can grow in faith as we follow Christ, and such faith endures suffering. Such faith also sees us through to ultimate victory in Christ. Today on the blog, Bible Studies for Life General Editor Dr. Ronnie Floyd [...]

How can I encourage authentic relationships within my small group?

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Young adults can spot a fake from a mile away, and they’re hungry to be in a place where they’re free to be themselves—their broken selves. From day one you need to create an atmosphere that screams, “It’s OK if you don’t have it all together.” Here are some tips for moving in that direction. [...]