Be Strong and Courageous, session 6 (Call Others to Step Forward) – All Leader Resources

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EXTRA! Ideas for Bible Studies for Life July 12, 2015 Be Strong and Courageous SESSION 6: Call Others to Step Forward The Point: Leaders set the example and call others to step forward. Leader Extra: Get Into the Study Leader Extra: Study the Bible Additional Questions From Ronnie Floyd, the General Editor Leader Extra: Get Into the […]




Be Strong and Courageous, Session 5 (Work through Conflict) – All Leader Resources

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EXTRA! Ideas for Bible Studies for Life DATE: July 5, 2015 UNIT TITLE: Be Strong and Courageous: Everyday Leadership from Joshua SESSION 5: Work through Conflict The Point: Leaders handle conflict with clear communication. Leader Extra: Get Into the Study Leader Extra: Live It Out Additional Questions From Ronnie Floyd, the General Editor Leader Extra: Get Into the Study […]




Be Strong and Courageous, Session 4 (Move Beyond Failure): All Leader Resources

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EXTRA! Ideas for Bible Studies for Life June 28, 2015 Be Strong and Courageous SESSION #4: Move Beyond Failure The Point: Leaders confront failure, deal with it, and move forward. Leader Extra: Get Into the Study Leader Extra: Study the Bible Additional Questions From Ronnie Floyd, the General Editor Leader Extra: Get Into the Study Use the following […]




Be Strong and Courageous, Session 3 (Stick to God’s Plan): All Leader Resources

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EXTRA! Ideas for Bible Studies for Life June 21, 2015 Be Strong and Courageous SESSION 3: Stick to God’s Plan The Point: Leaders keep doing what God tells them to do. Leader Extra: Get Into the Study Leader Extra: Study the Bible Additional Questions From Ronnie Floyd, the General Editor Leader Extra: Get Into the Study Use the following […]




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

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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. [http://www.marketingcharts.com/direct/seniors-fear-loss-of-independence-nursing-homes-more-than-death-2343/] Why is it so important to people to be self-reliant? When is it […]




From the Editor: 3 Facts about Sex

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Originally posted on ronniefloyd.com 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?

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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

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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 Threadsmedia.com on January 8, 2015. Check out Threadsmedia.com 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

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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 […]