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). […]

“Teaching isn’t telling…learning isn’t listening”

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By Ken Braddy One of my favorite heroes in the area of Bible study and teaching was Dr. Howard Hendricks. Although I never sat in oneof his classes, I read his books and participated in video training in which he presented ways to be a more effective group leader. Dr. Hendricks once said, “Teaching isn’t […]

Transformational Teaching and Bible Studies For Life

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By Ken Braddy I love being a Bible study leader at my church! In the past year I’ve seen God grow our group from an initial 3 people to an average of 18 adults. Bible Studies For Life has been a big part of that growth. When I recently offered for the group to switch […]

How Bible Studies For Life Caused my Group to Grow

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By Ken Braddy One of the greatest joys I’ve experienced has been centered around recently starting a new ongoing Bible study group at my church. My wife, Tammy, and I started a Bible study that targets empty nesters like us. Our kids are grown and out of the house, and we have been charged with […]

Rewards of Teaching, Shepherding, and Leading

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By David Francis and Ken Braddy This is the final post of an ongoing series of blog posts unpacking the main points of 3 Roles for Guiding Groups by David Francis and Ken Braddy. The number at the end of each section denotes the page number in the printed book. Here’s what we’ve covered so far in the series:  Part 1, […]

Requests: What’s on your prayer list as a teacher, shepherd, or leader?

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By David Francis and Ken Braddy This is part 10 of an ongoing series of blog posts unpacking the main points of 3 Roles for Guiding Groups by David Francis and Ken Braddy. The number at the end of each section denotes the page number in the printed book. Here’s what we’ve covered so far in the series:  In Part 1, […]

Results: What Teachers, Shepherds, and Leaders Can Expect

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By David Francis and Ken Braddy This is part 9 of an ongoing series of blog posts unpacking the main points of 3 Roles for Guiding Groups by David Francis and Ken Braddy. The number at the end of each section denotes the page number in the printed book. Here’s what we’ve covered so far in the series:  In Part 1, […]

Ruts: Pitfalls to Avoid for Teachers, Shepherds, and Leaders

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By David Francis and Ken Braddy This is part 8 of an ongoing series of blog posts unpacking the main points of 3 Roles for Guiding Groups by David Francis and Ken Braddy. The number at the end of each section denotes the page number in the printed book. Here’s what we’ve covered so far in the series:  In Part 1, […]

Routines: Planning for the 3 Roles

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By David Francis and Ken Braddy This is part 7 of an ongoing series of blog posts unpacking the main points of 3 Roles for Guiding Groups by David Francis and Ken Braddy. The number at the end of each section denotes the page number in the printed book. Here’s what we’ve covered so far in the series:  In Part 1, […]

Resources for the 3 Roles: Whatcha Got in Your Toolbox?

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By David Francis and Ken Braddy This is part 6 of an ongoing series of blog posts unpacking the main points of 3 Roles for Guiding Groups by David Francis and Ken Braddy. The number at the end of each section denotes the page number in the printed book. Here’s what we’ve covered so far in the series:  In Part 1, […]