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Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in Kingdom, Small Group Resources |

I Am A Small Group Leader: Family

I Am A Small Group Leader: Family

Once a month I will have a guest blogger, one of LifePoint’s Small Group Leaders (Shepherds) share their story in hopes of encouraging and inspiring you.  This month’s story is from Peyton & Elizabeth, a couple who were new to our area but quickly discovered the value of a Small Group Family. “When we joined our first small group, we were new to the area and knew no one. While we wanted to learn and grow closer to God, we really wanted to meet new friends. We were those very selfish, self-centered small group members for a year or so. We showed up when we wanted and when it was convenient for us. After about two years, God, through Eddie, pushed us out to start our own group. This was totally new ground and territory for us. Not only would this require a new level of commitment, we didn’t feel equipped shepherd people closer to God. Through much prayer and study, we made it through and have since been...

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Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Small Group Resources |

Key Word for Summer: Intentional

Key Word for Summer: Intentional

Think about the many social circles you run in: family, work, sports, hobbies and community. Are you intentional about listening? Are you intentional about sprinkling your conversations with spiritual language? Are you intentional about discovering where people are in their relationship with Christ? This summer I plan to be intentional about all three of these questions. Over the last few years I have slowed down in what I try to accomplish in a meeting, a day, a community project, and at home. Not because I am getting older. Nor is it because I want to be lazy. It is so I can be intentional, so I can listen and share more about life and eternity. This was a hard lesson learned while on a mission trip to southern Mexico. We were there to install wood cook-stoves in Mayan Village huts. We were told there were 50 stoves in the warehouse, so I took that as our goal for the week (silly American). After watching the missionary install two stoves,...

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