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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

BE NICE

By Sonnie Bain Sonnie Bain has written our blog for today. May you find it an encouragement about the great hospitality in our groups and a challenge to begin inviting the lost and searching into our communities to experience that kindness of Christ. Thank you, Sonnie, for taking such good care of our groups and loving our leaders well. Paul Wilkinson, Adult Minister–Groups Associate A few years ago, Williamson County schools adopted the simple mantra, “BE NICE.”  It started at … Continue reading

Transformational LIFE Strategy Refresher

By Paul Wilkinson The Transformational LIFE Strategy (TLS) helps us frame the call to kingdom living. It is firstly, an encouragement and guide to the disciple of Jesus in seeking to imitate Jesus in word and deed. Secondarily, it is an organizational structure for our groups such that they live out the call to abundant life. Periodically, I use TLS to evaluate my own obedience and affection toward the Lord. I encourage you to do the same for yourself, your … Continue reading