God’s word tells us to make the most of opportunities with respect to people around us. And this New Year, we can make the most of opportunities by being ready, available, and watchful
We demonstrate the love that David had for Mephibosheth for Jonathan’s sake, and the love that God has for us for Jesus’ sake, when we share that love with others.
If you’ve ever led a small group, you may have seen numbers dwindle over time. And if you’ve ever been part of a small group, you may be the one who stopped attending for one reason or another.
If you’ve ever stopped attending a small group, please answer this short survey and tell me why.
Successful small groups create a safe environment for members to share what God is doing in our lives. But beware—sharing gets easier as we get to know one another, and then the conversation can easily take a turn for the worse. Here is a list of what NOT to discuss in your small group.
Many years ago, I was invited to a networking event, and I was seated at a dinner table with three other women from a similar line of work. We spent the entire evening in very pleasant dinner conversation, and when we finished our meals, we parted ways with promises to meet again for future dinners.
Several weeks later, I met one of the women at a business function, and she looked at me blankly, as though we’d never met. I introduced myself again to her, but couldn’t find a hint of recollection in her face.
I don’t always remember names myself, but that experience showed me how important it is pay attention and learn the names of the people we meet.