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The Mission of Jesus in Homes

Place matters. A person and a people's story is impossible to understand apart from their place of origin and life lived in a place. They learn their way in a place, they show their way in a place, and they make decisions to be in a place. We see this in the Lord Jesus Christ. He himself was like us in every respect (Hebrews 2) including His attachment to and choice of pla...

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The "Why" Behind Small Groups

Why do we do groups? Why does any church have some type of smaller group context? Even if your church does not have a formalized pathway for this, I can almost guarantee you that it is happening in some informal sense. We do groups because we've always done them. As the church of Jesus Christ, We have 2,000 years of God's people leaving large teaching gatherings going int...

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Five Things a New Leader Can Do Next

What are some ways to empower your new leaders? Help them practice moment by moment faith, teach them to practice the "one anothers," encourage them to create space and start small, and empower them to raise up leaders. Learn more here....

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Margin for Mission

Like so many people I meet, you might be saying, "I want to get better at mission, but I don't feel like I have any margin in my life." If that's you, you might be helped by thinking about mission as "three ways of making room for God to come in." Many people who already are operating with little to no margin in their lives hear the call to be on mission as added homework....

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Setting Expectations for Groups

What can you promise in a small group, really? Setting expectations is essential...

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