We had the privilege of hosting Josh Hunt for our mid winter Sunday Morning Bible Study leadership conference. The emphasis on investing and building relationships is the key to reaching our society today. If you have not had the opportunity to have Josh Hunt in your church or attend one of his conferences, make plans to involve your leadership. His concepts will make a difference in your thinking about how simple it really is to reach out to people.
Josh Hunt believes in the power of the small group ministry in your church. And, his belief is contagious. In his new book, Make My 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.
Josh Hunt’s book should be read by all who are looking for new ways to reach people.
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
Specifically, Pew reports that nondenominational churches gain roughly five new members for every one it loses to religious switching. Likely most of these are folks leaving the liberalizing mainline swamps for more solid ground rather than leaving the faith or...
As believers—people in God’s family—if we do not know God’s will, what are we? Uninformed? No. Searching? No. We are being foolish. “That’s pretty rough,” you say. “The Bible doesn’t talk like that.” Oh? Try this. “Do not be foolish, but understand what the will of...
If you were to come over to my home and ring the doorbell, and I opened the door to see you smoking a cigarette, I would ask you to put the cigarette out before coming into my home. I don’t have ashtrays, nor do I let anyone smoke in my home. So I would not be able or...
In addition to choosing our thoughts and choosing to depend on God’s Spirit, we can also choose how we respond to the circumstances of our lives. Viktor Frankl was one of the Jews sentenced to the Nazi concentration camp at Dachau. He says that while he was in the...
What better place to continue looking at the names of Jesus than the beginning? Alpha is the very first letter in the Greek alphabet. It is also one of the names of Jesus. But before we get to it, let’s look at the English alphabet first. One of the first things we...
When you say the name of a person, you are speaking of their identity. If you were to approach a group of people whom you know and ask to speak to someone named Avery, it would be Avery who answered. It wouldn’t be Chris. The reason why Avery would answer is because...
The will of God is no longer a problem for me—and it need not be one for you either. Let’s start at the beginning and see what God has to reveal to us through His Word. The apostle Peter highlighted the concept of the will of God for us in 2 Peter 3:9. Throughout his...
We live in a day of saccharin celebrities and celebrity substitutes. These are people seeking a name through popularity, position, or power. Everyone wants to be recognized. Some of us will even wear a jersey with the name of a sports star on it just to identify with...