The Absolute Necessity of Prayer Before, During, And After Small Group

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This is part 8 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: Overcoming the Wrong Mindset

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Originally published on September 23, 2014 on ronniefloyd.com Has anything ever happened to you that you thought was bad when it happened, but realized later it had happened for good? Have you ever had an experience like Job where you lost everything only to find God sufficient? Have you ever had an experience like Joseph […]

Why Silence is Golden…Especially 20 Seconds of It

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  By Ken Braddy When you lead a Bible study group, one of the most effective ways to help group members engage in the study is to ask compelling questions.  Jesus asked questions when he taught.  “Who do people say I am?” was followed up with “Who do you say I am?”  (see Matt. 16:13-15). […]

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 […]

How Care Group Leaders Model Relational Intentionality

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This is part 7 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: Overcoming Bitterness

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Originally posted on September 16, 2014 at Ronniefloyd.com Satan is alive and well, always strategizing to bring you down. One of his greatest ways to attack us is by convincing us that that being bitter is acceptable. Yet here is reality: “As you go through the emotions that we have, hostility is not from God; […]

What We Talk About When We Talk About “How It Went”

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There are three things that consistently help me lead my group, and they all happen well before the group ever meets: Preparation, prayer, and coffee (extra hot). I’ll assume the importance of preparation and prayer is obvious, but about that cup of coffee … I meet every week with a couple of other group leaders […]

Small Group Monday: 5 Moves that Will Help Your Small Group Ministry Get Unstuck

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Today on his blog, small group specialist Mark Howell talks about what to do when your small group is stuck: “Our small group ministry is stuck” is one of the most common concerns I hear from small group pastors and senior pastors about small group ministry.  “How can we get unstuck?” is definitely one of the […]

Relational Intentionality

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This is part 6 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: God is Working Even When Things Are Falling Apart

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Originally posted on ronniefloyd.com on September 9, 2014 “Sometimes we can see a crisis looming in the distance. Yet other times we’re caught totally off guard by something huge that changes our lives in a moment. Thankfully, that’s not the case for God. No matter how shocked we may feel in moments of crisis, He’s […]