6 Takeaways from TGC19

6 Takeaways from TGC19

The Gospel Coalition held their 2019 conference here in Indianapolis, and it was a privilege to attend.  Below are my 6 takeaways from the conference: 1. DON’T LOVE POSSESSIONS OR PRAISE John Piper’s exposition of Mark 8:31-38 opened up the text and allowed me to...
Coaching Using the G.R.O.W. Model

Coaching Using the G.R.O.W. Model

Small Group members, leaders, and Coaches can all coach others.  Whether you’re coaching a friend or another leader, coaching simply involves an intentional conversation that pushes someone toward the future that God wants for them. Coaching others doesn’t mean you...
Creating S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Creating S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Just because we have a goal doesn’t mean that we will achieve it.  Many goals are never achieved simply because they are sloppy. How can we clean up our goals and help others to do the same?  By making what is commonly known as S.M.A.R.T. goals.* When we create...
4 Texts That Could Level Up Your Relationships

4 Texts That Could Level Up Your Relationships

Our phones can be one of the best ways to connect with the people that we care about.  Below are four types of text messages that you could send to others in your group to build your relationships outside of the regular gathering time:1. “How’d It Go?”Some of my...
Tree Diagram for Getting at Heart Issues

Tree Diagram for Getting at Heart Issues

As we seek to get at the heart motivations of those in our group, the following Tree Diagram helps show how our behavior is connected to our thoughts and our desires. Download Tree Diagram Bob Martin Assistant Pastor of Small Groups & Membership Bob first joined...