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Discipleship in Small Groups
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What do you think is the best way to intentionally help people grow spiritually in a small group? Does it include curriculum/studies? Go straight from the Bible? Mentoring? Encouragement?…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by David Ludwig Sep 8, 2015.

 

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David Ludwig replied to Michael Mack's discussion Discipleship in Small Groups
"All of the above... I know, that's not the answer you're looking for.  For me the key is "intentionally" and having a plan.  There are times when curriculum is the best approach, and other times when using the Bible…"
Sep 8, 2015
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Phil Miglioratti replied to Michael Mack's discussion Discipleship in Small Groups
"We welcome posting/linking to whatever the Holy Spirit has to offer through your ministry , Phil"
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Phil Miglioratti replied to Michael Mack's discussion Discipleship in Small Groups
"Have you written on any or all of these? Interesting template ..."
Dec 11, 2013
Jim Buchan replied to Michael Mack's discussion Discipleship in Small Groups
"I believe that true discipleship involves 5 distinct connections: * Connection with God (Prayer, Worship, etc.) * Connection with People (Relationships) * Connection with Truth (Scripture, Biblical worldview, etc) * Connection with Character…"
Dec 11, 2013
Phil Miglioratti replied to Michael Mack's discussion Discipleship in Small Groups
"Dennis, can you tell us more about your congregation's approach? Resources? Phil Network Coordinator"
Dec 8, 2013
Dennis Owen replied to Michael Mack's discussion Discipleship in Small Groups
"Western-Modern culture has spent centuries championing "information transformation"; while this has merit, there is a better way... A post-modern culture (and Christ's example) evidences "relational transformation" as the…"
Dec 8, 2013
Phil Miglioratti replied to Michael Mack's discussion Discipleship in Small Groups
"Thomas Rainer One of the Biggest Mistakes Pastors Make I love pastors. I love affirming pastors. I love speaking positively for pastors. That’s why this article is a bit different for me. Pastors, I want to talk frankly and, hopefully, with…"
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Discipleship in Small Groups

What do you think is the best way to intentionally help people grow spiritually in a small group? Does it include curriculum/studies? Go straight from the Bible? Mentoring? Encouragement? Accountability? Other things?See More
Feb 27, 2012
Michael Mack replied to Laura Munson's discussion Study Bibles
"There are several I like, but my old standby, the NIV Study Bible is still my favorite. I go back and forth between it and my NLT Life Application Bible.... old school"
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Move Your Small Group or Team Past Status Quo

Many small groups in America are not missional. They are good at caring for one another and studying the Bible, which is good . . . but not great! In Good to Great, Jim Collins discusses our need to “confront the brutal facts.”  In…See More
Feb 23, 2012
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Feb 22, 2012
Michael Mack replied to Doug Morrell's discussion Commitment To Discipleship
"Totally agree with you Dave. I think Jesus provided us with the simple, relational way to disciple others. I found it interesting that Jesus used the method of his culture -- a rabbi leading a yeshiva (a small group of disciples), but he changed it…"
Feb 22, 2012
Michael Mack replied to Doug Morrell's discussion Commitment To Discipleship
"We've started doing something new in our small groups at Northeast Christian in Louisville. We've found that people grow best as disciples when they are committed to 3 things: Christ and building a relationship with Him through spiritual…"
Feb 22, 2012

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How do you participate in discipleship?
Mentor others one-on-one, Lead small groups or classes, Pastor/Church staff
To help you connect with others who have similar interests, what are the primary areas in which you’re interested in growing personally?
Enjoying and relating to God, Experiencing the Holy Spirit's power, Doing daily life in the company of God, Spiritual warfare
For those you disciple, what areas would you most like to see them grow?
Experiencing the Holy Spirit's power, Doing daily life in the company of God
If you disciple others, in what areas would you like to share ideas, ask questions, and learn from other network members?
How to foster discipleship in my church or ministry
What book or resource (other than the Bible!) has impacted your Christian life the most?
Experiencing God

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Move Your Small Group or Team Past Status Quo

Many small groups in America are not missional. They are good at caring for one another and studying the Bible, which is good . . . but not great! In Good to Great, Jim Collins discusses our need to “confront the brutal facts.”  In…

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Posted on February 23, 2012 at 1:01pm

A Healthy Small Group Is the Body of Christ

A small group, at its core, is Christ’s body in action. Stop and think about this for a moment. Your small group is the church. Not a subset of the church. Not a supportive program within the church. Not a tool to close the back door. Unfortunately, in today’s world, our mental image of “church” is usually something much bigger or more institutional than a single small group. We say, “I’m going to church,” meaning a building, a mass meeting, or possibly a structured program of some…

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Posted on February 21, 2012 at 9:23am

Do Small Groups Divide the Church?

Back in December I blogged that healthy small groups are friends. (See post here.) I'm not sure why, but this has recently become the most popular post on this blog. It was picked up…

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Posted on February 5, 2011 at 8:42pm — 9 Comments

Are You Building Walls or People

Are you being a good steward of your small group (or church, ministry, family, business ...)?



I've written about this before in reference to how you are discipling and shepherding the group God has put under your care (1 Peter 5:2). That's vital to leading a healthy small group or anything else. But there's even more to it than that.



How are you using all the gifts and abilities and passions of the people entrusted to you?



Today I…

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Posted on February 1, 2011 at 4:33pm — 3 Comments

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