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People who are opposed to the gospel are not opposed to ice cream.

We are not out to make smarter sinners; we are out to make disciples.

A group of 10 that doubles every 18 months will reach 1000 in 10 years.

Discussion-based Lessons

Discussion-based Lessons

Discussion-based lessons have groups talking and changing. We are changed more by what we say than what we hear. "Instead SPEAKING the truth (not just hearing the truth) we will grow." Ephesians 4.15 https://www.youtube.com/embed/lduldVUA8-4

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I’m Wondering… What if every group used Meetup?

I’m Wondering… What if every group used Meetup?

Here is what I know… The gospel nearly always spreads on the rails of relationships. If you want to check this, just ask. Next time you are in a group, ask for a show of hands. “How many of you came to faith in Christ primarily through the influence of friend or...

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I am wondering if this would help to reverse the decline

I am wondering if this would help to reverse the decline

Membership down by 20% Worship attendance down by 39% Group attendance down by 45% Baptism down by 58% Wow. Let those number sink in. I got to thinking, “What happened in the decade surrounding 2005? There could be a number of answers to this question and Southern...

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When Your Way Isn’t Working

When Your Way Isn’t Working

Are you feeling stuck in a cycle of ineffective patterns and searching for a way to break free? Look no further! Dive into the profound insights of Kyle Idleman's transformative book, "When Your Way Isn't Working," in our engaging and enlightening Bible study series....

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The practice of godliness

The practice of godliness

IF I HAD to choose one word to summarize all the marks of a mature Christian, it would be the word godly. There is no higher compliment that can be paid to a Christian than to call him a godly person. He might be a conscientious parent, a zealous church worker, a...

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Shadow Christians are valued by God.

Shadow Christians are valued by God.

Some ideas explode in our minds and shape our behavior for a lifetime. It happened to me in a seminary classroom almost forty years ago. The professor said three words, “Theology informs practice.” That simple sentence summarized the most consequential lesson from my...

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The Great Dechurching & reasons for hope

The Great Dechurching & reasons for hope

As our data poured in on the Great Dechurching, one truth became increasingly clear: what looks like defeat to many could really be the beginning of something special. Tens of millions of people may be leaving the church, and more than eighty-six churches may be...

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Reversing the Downward Trend

Reversing the Downward Trend

I don’t keep up with denominational trends much. About once a decade I pull my head out of my own work and take a look at the bigger picture. I was shocked at what I recently discovered. Have you seen this? (All data from...

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Jesus wants to know you intimately

Jesus wants to know you intimately

Shadow Christians are Christians, meaning they have become followers of Jesus Christ and adopted his identity as their own. His name means more than our names and much more than nationalities, ethnic backgrounds, or any cultural affinity. Believers aren’t hyphenated...

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Shadow Christans

Shadow Christans

My study of characters in the biblical shadows, unnamed but incredibly significant, led me to two important conclusions: God chooses and uses shadow Christians. He relates to them intimately and tenderly, places high value on their anonymous contributions, and uses...

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Train yourself to be godly

Train yourself to be godly

In 1 Timothy 4:7, Paul exhorted Timothy to “train yourself to be godly.” The word train Paul used is a word from the athletic arena, a word used to describe the training activity of young men as they prepared themselves to compete in the athletic games of that day....

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Let everything you say be good and helpful

Let everything you say be good and helpful

How you treat others is a function of how you feel about yourself. Hurt people hurt people by projecting their pain. They criticize in others what they don’t like about themselves. There is a third dimension to the Great Commandment that is overlooked and...

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The Pursuit of Holiness

The Pursuit of Holiness

One of the first identifying marks of a growing Christian is the pursuit of holiness. God has called every Christian to a holy life. There are no exceptions to this call. It is not a call only to pastors, missionaries, and a few dedicated Sunday school teachers. Every...

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Confessions of a people pleaser

Confessions of a people pleaser

“Pilate was merciful,” said C. S. Lewis, “till it became risky.” He knew Jesus was innocent, but Pilate was a people pleaser! “Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them.” As a recovering people pleaser, can I share a few lessons learned? An insult...

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Fellowship and spiritual growth

Fellowship and spiritual growth

ONE DAY I received an urgent phone call from a Christian friend asking if we could have lunch together that day. We met together periodically over lunch or breakfast to share what God was doing in our lives, to encourage and counsel one another, and to share prayer...

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Cheap Grace

Cheap Grace

CHEAP GRACE IS THE mortal enemy of our church. Our struggle today is for costly grace. Cheap grace means grace as bargain-basement goods, cut-rate forgiveness, cut-rate comfort, cut-rate sacrament; grace as the church’s inexhaustible pantry, from which it is doled out...

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Sunday School University

For nearly thirty years, Dr. Bill Tolar and Dr. Brian Harbour have helped thousands of Sunday School teachers prepare their lessons by means of video.  Each week, they  provide an insightful walk through this week's scriptures and provide concrete Bible-to-life application points for you to make with your class this Sunday.  Their video lesson previews are available for both the Life and Explore Series materials. We have arranged a special one-month free trial of their videos for anyone who mentions joshhunt.com.  Click here for more information or to get your free trial.

Josh Hunt believes in the power of the small group ministry in your church. And, his belief is contagious. In his new book, Make Your Group Grow, Josh presents sound application to easy to understand research that will benefit every size and style of church. Your groups and leadership will benefit from this book.

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