Seven Things I’ve Learned About Living in a Different Culture

After growing up in New York City, it has been quite an adventure living in an Asian country for the last 18 years. I think I’ve learned a few things about surviving in a different culture. Some things I’ve expected, and many things have surprised me. Here are the top seven things I’ve learned about … [Read more…]

Small Group Leader as Mentor

As we continue our series Four Roles of a Small Group Leader, we’ll look at the third role, Small Group Leader as Mentor. For the rest of the articles in this series, you can search “Small Groups” in the categories on the right hand column of the blog (or below for mobile browsers). Four Roles … [Read more…]

Small Group Leader as Shepherd

Last week we began a series entitled Four Roles of a Small Group Leader. This is the second post in this series, Small Group Leader as Shepherd. For the rest of the articles, you can search “Small Groups” in the categories on the right hand column of the blog. Four Roles of a Small Group … [Read more…]

Small Group Leader as Facilitator

Small Group Leader as Facilitator I am convinced that anyone can lead a small group. At least anyone can begin the process, and then, they can “grow into” the role they have taken up. It’s not advisable to get someone “fully” trained before starting a group. Many get discouraged and may not continue with the … [Read more…]

You – Guilty Again

Our understanding of God is often tainted with our experiences of caregivers from our childhood. If we had impatient, judgmental parents, we may see God like that. We may not remember all our experiences from childhood, but we continue to see God as impatient and unforgiving. It’s that feeling of constant guilt. Surely you’ve done … [Read more…]

First Steps for Church Planters

The ultimate aim with church planting is to bless the community. But as with any task, it’s a great challenge to just get started. It’s wonderful to talk, plan, and organize, but you’ve got to begin somewhere. Here are some first steps for church planting.   Relate Connect with people in your community. God created … [Read more…]