Friday Roundup: Have you started thinking about Fall yet?


Ahh… June. That magical month of summer vacations, baseball, melting asphalt, and the end of the NBA season. If you are a church leader, you are neck deep in Vacation Bible School, camps, and mission trips right now. Yesterday was the summer solstice, which marks the longest day of the year. From now until the middle of September, the days will only get shorter and shorter. So here is a question for you:

Have you started thinking about Fall yet?

Crazy, I know. But the truth is, now is the time for you and your church to be thinking about your plans for the Fall. How are you going to help your church family grow in spiritual maturity? What is your plan for disciple making?

In order to jump start your thinking about what’s next, we’ve scoured the blogs of influential leaders (who, not coincidentally, help shape Bible Studies For Life) and collected some nuggets of wisdom to help you, the church leader, jump start your thinking about the next season of ministry for your church.

Ronnie Floyd, Pastor of Cross Church in Arkansas and General Editor for Bible Studies for Life, challenges church leaders to cast a larger vision: “You’re Not Thinking Big Enough!” 

Eric Geiger, Vice President of LifeWay Church Resources, talks about why more people aren’t involved small groups in the local church. Why Aren’t More People in Your Groups? 

Thom Rainer, President of LifeWay Christian Resources, on a plan for a strong Fall for your church’s education ministry: Launch Strong This Fall

David Francis, Managing Editor for Bible Studies For Life, imagines the impact this new study might have on a single family: How a New Study Might Impact One Family

Ron Edmondson, Pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church and author of the Bible Studies For Life study, “When Relationships Collide,” on how to develop a “culture of reproducing” in your church. 10 Ways to Have a Reproducing Culture



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