Interview: How Did Your Small Group Get Outward Oriented?

Borrowing Other People’s Words to Pray

Bob Martin I often struggle with prayer. I feel empty-headed, and I revert back to simple words and phrases that I’ve used again-and-again to speak to God. Fortunately, I have found three places where I can borrow others’ words to help me pray. 1. Book of Common...
Interview: How Did Your Small Group Get Outward Oriented?

How Do I Lead the Men In My Group?

Leaders and Coaches Mark Schuitema, Pastor of Community, shares some practical ways to lead the men in your Small Group. We All Need Community (connected, reminded of what’s true): Men can tend to isolate We Need to Raise the Bar for Men Ask Intentionally Invasive...
Interview: How Did Your Small Group Get Outward Oriented?

How Do I Lead the Women In My Group?

Leaders and Coaches Karen Pourcho, Director of Women’s Ministries, shares some practical ways to lead the women in your Small Group. Women may be more relational with a deeper need to connect: Small touches (remembering birthdays, seeing the need, etc.) Separate...
Interview: How Did Your Small Group Get Outward Oriented?

How Can Our Group Pray in Different Ways?

Leaders and Coaches Is your group in a prayer rut? How can you freshen up your group prayer times? How do you lead your group in a worship-based prayer style? Don Bartemus shares how to: Lead a worship-based prayer time Pray easily for each other’s requests around a...