Simple Smallgroups (pt. 8): Pattern 2 – Steps for Changing in Your Own Group

Last time we evaluated where our groups are along the “Changing” pattern. Today we continue this mini-series on spiritual growth in Lifegroups. In this blog we will take a look at some of the things you could be doing for in your Lifegroups to help them move along the change continuum. ____________________________________________________ Pattern 2: ChangingContinue reading “Simple Smallgroups (pt. 8): Pattern 2 – Steps for Changing in Your Own Group”

Simple Smallgroups (pt. 7): Pattern 2 – Changing in Your Own Group

Last time we started the “Changing” pattern. Today we continue this mini-series on spiritual growth in Lifegroups. In this blog we will take a look at some of the various phases that groups find themselves in during this phase. ____________________________________________________ Pattern 2: Changing (Your Group)  Change… we all aim to change. But stuff so oftenContinue reading “Simple Smallgroups (pt. 7): Pattern 2 – Changing in Your Own Group”

Simple Smallgroups (pt. 6): Pattern 2 – Changing

Back to more Simple Smallgroups! Last time we finished the “Connecting” pattern. Today we start up our new pattern “Changing.” Changing is just the word Bill Search uses for spiritual growth/sanctification. So lets take a look at what this pattern is and how Lifegroups can help us change. ____________________________________________________ Pattern 2: Changing So over theContinue reading “Simple Smallgroups (pt. 6): Pattern 2 – Changing”

Organizing My Sermon Thoughts (Pt. 3)

Hey fellow preachers and teachers. For a third time I thought it would be cool to let you in on how I organize my thoughts in preparing a sermon. I usually pray, approach the text, pray more, read again, pray, outline main ideas, form a rough outline, pray, then write out the sermon verbatim. IContinue reading “Organizing My Sermon Thoughts (Pt. 3)”

Organizing My Sermon Thoughts (Pt. 2)

Hey fellow preachers and teachers. Once again I thought it would be cool to let you in on how I organize my thoughts in preparing a sermon. I usually pray, approach the text, pray more, read again, pray, outline main ideas, form a rough outline, pray, then write out the sermon verbatim. I want toContinue reading “Organizing My Sermon Thoughts (Pt. 2)”

Organizing My Sermon Thoughts (Pt. 1)

Hey fellow preachers and teachers. I thought it would be cool to let you in on how I organize my thoughts in preparing a sermon. I usually pray, approach the text, pray more, read again, pray, outline main ideas, form a rough outline, pray, then write out the sermon verbatim. I want to share withContinue reading “Organizing My Sermon Thoughts (Pt. 1)”

Simple Smallgroups (pt. 5): Pattern 1 – Steps for Connecting Your Own Group

I know its been a LONG time since I posted for this series (two full quarters to be exact)…. but school is almost on break again so here we go! ____________________________________________________ Pattern 1: Connecting (Steps for Your Group) Hey friends, I know it’s been a while since I last posted something to this series. IContinue reading “Simple Smallgroups (pt. 5): Pattern 1 – Steps for Connecting Your Own Group”

Thoughts on Multi-Culturalism in Churches

Recently I was asked about practical ways churches can seek to incorporate multiculturalism. However before addressing this type of question we should ask ourselves how important is this and why? Also we should ask ourselves what are our goals be in doing so? Here are my responses to these questions. (It should be noted thatContinue reading “Thoughts on Multi-Culturalism in Churches”

Simple Smallgroups (pt. 4): Pattern 1 – Connecting Your Own Group

I know its been a LONG time since I posted for this series…. but school is on break so here we go! ____________________________________________________ Pattern 1: Connecting (Your Group) When I was growing up I had two kinds of friends, the friends that were so close to me that we should pretty much be related andContinue reading “Simple Smallgroups (pt. 4): Pattern 1 – Connecting Your Own Group”

Simple Smallgroups (pt. 3): Pattern 1 – Connecting

Pattern 1: Connecting I’m trying to keep these short, I promise! But sometime I just can’t help myself, I am a loquacious person. So the last time we took a look at how the three patterns play out in the Bible and in the history of the Church. This time we will take a moreContinue reading “Simple Smallgroups (pt. 3): Pattern 1 – Connecting”