Releasing, Empowering, and Giving Permission
by Peyton Jones: I recently sat with my church planting team from Refuge Long Beach. We’d planted together and as I sat with the church planting team that I’d left over three years ago, we discussed the possibility of another site move. I could see it in their eyes. It was […]
What’s the Difference Between Small Group and Bible Study?
by Jim Putman: Whether you a newcomer to the Church Community or you’ve been around it your entire life, you are sure to have run across some of the following terms: Sunday School, Small Group, Cell Group, Bible Study, Life Group, etc: These are all terms that have fought for position […]
The Dangerous Trap Of Isolation – And How You Can Avoid It
by Jim Putman: Family… that word probably brings many thoughts to your mind. You may have memories of fun and loving holiday times together with lots of food and laughter. Or you may be one of the many people that have memories of bitterness, conflict and broken relationships. Some may even have no family memories; and spent your life dreaming of what it would […]
How to Feed Those Who Are Just Not Getting Fed Anymore
The following is a guest post by Barry Smith of YouChoose.Community, a friend, veteran church planter, assessor, coach, author and nonprofit founder. We’ve all heard it, and it can be paralyzing: “I’m just not getting fed anymore!” It’s a dagger to the heart. It’s the comment that breaks the pastor’s […]