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Prayer(s) for 2019

Nothing great achieved with Christ for the kingdom has been done without an ocean of prayer accompanying the task. Because of our belief that biblical community through small groups is the most catalytic vehicle for spiritual growth, the task in front of us is enormous: to connect the unconnected and to invite along our lost and searching friends, neighbors, and co-workers into our lives (small groups). Here’s 3 prayer concepts for 2019: Intentionally model and encourage prayer for your lost and … Continue reading

The 3 S’s for 2019: Surfacing, Sticking, Staying

For the growth of any groups ministry, the 3 S’s are necessary: surfacing on-ramps, sticking tactics, and staying power. Surfacing – How are you surfacing potential group members to become a part of your group; Sticking – What is it in that first or second encounter with a potential group member that causes them to visit and “stick” in your group; Staying – What causes potential group members to stay for the long haul? Here’s what you can do to increase … Continue reading

Our Metrics: Spiritual Challenge Questions

By Paul Wilkinson Flowing out of our Mission Statement, Values, and 5-Year Vision are our metrics for measuring our success toward that vision. I am excited that these are qualitative rather than quantitative metrics.  We call these our Spiritual Challenge Questions, of which there are 5:   How are you being changed by Jesus?   How are you being discipled, and who are you discipling?   When and where are you experiencing life-giving biblical community?   Who are the lost people … Continue reading