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How to Prepare and Teach a H.B.S.

How to Prepare and Teach a H.B.S. If you are interested enough to be reading this book, the chances are good that you are equipped to teach right now. The tools and qualifications are few and simple. It will be necessary to obtain the Search for Truth Home Bible Study charts, a Teacher’s Manual, study […]

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12 Steps to Leading Group Bible Studies

12 Steps to Leading Group Bible Studies 1. Can You Lead a Group Bible Study? Leading a small group in Bible Study is not as hard as you may think. The focus of attention is not on you as the leader, but the Bible. Your role is simply to guide the discussion, encourage personal interaction […]

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Why Choosing the Right Small Group Leader Matters

Why Choosing the Right Small Group Leader Matters Chuck Lawless I’ve written several posts on this site about small groups, including problems in small groups, “diseases” in small groups, and ways to grow a small group. I’m convinced that THE most important person in a small group is the leader/teacher/facilitator, and here’s why: a strong […]

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Small Groups: On-Campus or Off-Campus?

Small Groups: On-Campus or Off-Campus? Chuck Lawless I’m struck by the number of young leaders I know who’ve planted churches in facilities without capacity for small groups, but they now would like the option of groups meeting on a campus. Based on those conversations and discussions with church leaders whose groups do meet on campus, […]

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The Big God Behind Your ‘Small’ Ministry

The Big God Behind Your ‘Small’ Ministry Christy Britton God is not disappointed by small. He uses the small things to accomplish his purposes. We value productivity but are often underwhelmed with progress; God values productivity and progress. God’s salvific work in our lives is a miracle, and we should praise him for it. God’s […]

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Be Not Deceived by Your City

Be Not Deceived by Your City Michael Criner If you’re alive, there are people in your midst that need to hear the truth of the gospel and be changed! Our town (and county) is just as crooked, twisted, depraved, and in need of the gospel as any other community in the world. Don’t get me […]

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How to Lead a Small Group Bible Study

How to Lead a Small Group Bible Study JoHannah Reardon The first small-group discussion I led took approximately 15 minutes. I raced through the questions as if I were a greyhound near the finish line. No one had explained to me how to get a discussion going. Instead, I was handed a list of questions […]

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People

People Ken & Paula Hemphill The address on the visitor’s card told me that our “prospect” lived in a prestigious neighborhood in Virginia Beach. Accompanied by one of our deacons, I was making our standard follow-up visit to persons who visited our church. When I drove into the driveway, saw the size of the home, […]

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7 Ways to Suffocate Your Small HBS Group

7 Ways to Suffocate Your Small HBS Group Derek Olson Are you a new small group leader or host? Has your new group already launched and started rolling? Hopefully by now your group has gathered a few times, experienced genuine community and everyone is excited for the future! However, when it comes to leading a […]

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Simple Ways to Witness and Get Home Bible Studies

Simple Ways to Witness and Get Home Bible Studies Rich Atkinson 1. Be Filled with the Spirit It is important to be in a right relationship with God as you talk to others about how they can know God. So that means maintaining short accounts with God and others and confessing sin. Practice “Spiritual Breathing” […]

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