Monthly Archives: March 2018

Group Fundamentals: 5 Essentials

By Paul Wilkinson Here’s a helpful article from Ed Stetzer that was in Christianity Today in 2015. Most of these elements apply directly to our groups and are good handles for thinking through our L.I.F.E. expressions.  The 5 Elements are: 1.  Mission Orientation Does your LIFE Group have a mission statement so that anyone who were to “randomly” wander in would know what the group is about? 2.  Word-Driven Mentality You guys, as the F leaders, are doing so well at teaching … Continue reading

The Necessity of Reproducibility

By Paul Wilkinson The question is simple, yet profound: Are we leading in a way that those in our group can readily imitate? If we are not, then we are stifling the multiplication of our work and we are falling short of the blessings the Lord intends for us. As we look at what Jesus did with the disciples following the call of Matthew 4:19, we see the reproducible pattern of Jesus: preach, teach, heal. Preach the truth of the … Continue reading