Studying the Bible Using the C.O.M.A Method

Studying the Bible Using the C.O.M.A Method

Bob Martin A great way to study the Word together is using the “C.O.M.A.” method (taken from David Helm’s One to One Bible Reading). CONTEXT- What kind of genre is this passage? (Letter, narrative, poem, proverb, apocalyptic, etc.)- Who is it written to? What...
Studying the Bible Using the C.O.M.A Method

5 Commitments We Developed Before We Led

Jeff Brown When my wife and I moved back to Indianapolis, we knew that being part of a community was a “must.” However, we knew that our expectations for leading a Small Group were going to require a commitment from us and those who joined our group. As a leader, you...
Studying the Bible Using the C.O.M.A Method

11 Ways to Welcome a New Person into Your Small Group

Bob Martin There is nothing quite like feeling that you are welcome.  And that’s exactly what you want a new person to experience.  Here are eleven action steps that you can take to help make sure this happens: 1. Send a Warm Email Create a warmth of hospitality with...
Studying the Bible Using the C.O.M.A Method

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

Bob Martin 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...
Studying the Bible Using the C.O.M.A Method

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

Bob Martin 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...