Monthly Archives: May 2018

Groups Produce Longevity

By Paul Wilkinson Look around the worship service next time you’re there and think to yourself: of the 500 or so people in this service who aren’t connected to any group, I should expect 330 of them to disappear in the next 5 years. Below is an excerpt from 100 by David Francis and Michael Kelley. Because being in a group produces longevity, pray this summer about how your group will invite unconnected people into your groups, whether they be … Continue reading

Application for Themselves: The Necessity of Bible Intake by Group Members

By Paul Wilkinson   If only the leader is in the text daily, then only the leader is sensitive to the Spirit’s quickening: seeing the Scripture in life. Therefore, we must provide opportunity for our group members to be in the text daily. We must give some application points to our group members; that’s part of being a good teacher. Just consider the Great Commission: teach them to obey. However, even though we can cater application to a group of … Continue reading

Learning and Believing

By Sonnie Bain I have lived in Williamson County for over 45 years.  Our three sons were raised here and went through school here.  Actually, we moved to Brentwood because it was the cheapest place in the Nashville area to live in 1972!  Life has certainly changed over time. My husband Tom coached Brentwood Youth Baseball for 22 years, as well as Youth Football for several years.  He always coached the 11-12-year-old boys.  It was his passion.  He loved that … Continue reading