Featured Articles
Mental Illness Has a Face
What I learned while visiting a mental health facility.
Mental Illness Has a Face

The large door labeled "Mental Health" stood at the end of the hallway. Maybe it really was ominous, or maybe it was just my imagination, but I took a deep breath before pressing the black button beside the door, fully aware that a camera ...

Continue reading
Telling the Gospel Through Story
Evangelism that keeps hearers wanting more.
Telling the Gospel Through Story

Steve was a house painter from England vacationing at a beach in the Philippines with his family. I happened to be staying at the same resort. One day during a conversation that began to turn toward spiritual things, Steve said, "I've talked to numerous ...

Continue reading
Christ, Culture, and the Generation Gap
What younger and older Christians get right and wrong about engaging the "world"

Grandma listened patiently as I described the content of the album I was obsessed with that summer. The songs told the story of two brothers. One was the family's shame, an alcoholic in jail for some petty crime. The other was a politician with a promising ...

Continue reading
See All Articles on Evangelism
"Why, God, Why?"
Facing the painful questions that life keeps asking.
"Why, God, Why?"

My mother's pale, gaunt face was transformed into wreathes of joy when I walked through the door of her hospital room. Although her eyes seemed sunken, they sparkled with the zest for life that is her own special trademark. With IVs dangling from ...

Continue reading
A Review of Logos 6 Bible Software
A tool filled with resources for in-depth Bible study
A Review of Logos 6 Bible Software

If you're the kind of person who has a million new questions pop up every time you hear a sermon, Logos 6 is the perfect resource to help you explore the Bible. Whether you start wondering about the original Greek, find yourself curious about ...

Continue reading
Kingdom Imagination
What we can learn from Joshua and Caleb
Kingdom Imagination

Moses sent spies to the Promised Land to check things out. They brought back a mixed report.

They gave Moses this account: "We went into the land to which you sent us, and it does flow with milk and honey! Here is its fruit. But the people who live there ...
Continue reading
See All Articles on Bible Insights
Learn to Listen
Listening is an important gift we can give others.
Learn to Listen

Have you ever been in a conversation with others and realized you had checked out? You see their mouths moving, but aren't engaged? Situations like this make me ask:

  • Why is it so difficult to stay in the present?
  • How can we remain engaged when we are in conversation?
Continue reading
Is This Gossip?
9 questions to help you decide.
Is This Gossip?

Vulnerability is the degree of openness between oneself and others. Finding the right degree is a balancing act. A related challenge in ministry is confidentiality—that is, how open can you be about someone else? These nine questions can help you ...

Continue reading
Open Your Hand
Learn to let go of grudges.
Open Your Hand

I watched as Jude and Charlie got released from "time out."

"What do you have to say to each other?" Heather asked.

"I'm sorry I hit you," Jude said.

"I forgive you," Charlie responded.

"I'm ...

Continue reading
See All Articles on Spiritual Formation
Kingdom Imagination
What we can learn from Joshua and Caleb
Kingdom Imagination

Moses sent spies to the Promised Land to check things out. They brought back a mixed report.

They gave Moses this account: "We went into the land to which you sent us, and it does flow with milk and honey! Here is its fruit. But the people who live there ...
Continue reading
Participating in the Resurrection
We have the privilege of being part of the story too.
Participating in the Resurrection

High in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah stands a magnificent aspen forest. If you could visit that place today, you would be amazed by the beauty and abundance of life beneath that golden canopy. What would be less obvious is that what appears to the ...

Continue reading
The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry
Young people are not bored by theology. They are bored by theology that doesn't matter.
The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry

The questions that young people have are often the same ones that perplexed the great theologians, driving them to search for God in the places God didn't appear to be—places of brokenness, suffering, and confusion. So it's not surprising that ...

Continue reading
See All Articles on Theology

"It does sometimes seem a shame that Noah and his party did not miss the boat," quips Mark Twain as his sharp tongue aims at the heart of humanity. My favorite thing that Mark Twain satirically advocated, however, was to bring home missionaries from ...

Continue reading
What You Need to Know About Depression, Suicide, and Mental Illness
11 resources to help those who are suffering
What You Need to Know About Depression, Suicide, and Mental Illness

Any time suicide is in the news, we're filled with a sense of loss. We mourn the loss of what might have been, and we grieve the loss of gifts and talents. Whether it's a celebrity or someone closer to home, suicide is always a tragedy.

Let's ...

Continue reading
Leading with Integrity
How to live a life that matters
Leading with Integrity

I first truly understood integrity the day I was laid off due to budgetary reasons. That might seem like a strange time to recognize something so universally praised as integrity. Don't get me wrong: It was painful. Losing my job in a bad economy was ...

Continue reading
See All Articles on Church & Home Leadership
Top 5 Thanksgiving Bible Studies

Thanksgiving is a time for reflection that inspires gratitude. Through the joys and trials of life, we find hope in God that makes us thankful. But the path to thankfulness is sometimes complicated. These studies will help you focus your heart and experience ...

Continue reading
Top 10 Christmas Bible Studies

The Christmas season is rich with opportunities to learn about God's love for us and praise him for the gift of his Son. There are many aspects of the Christmas story that can encourage us in our daily spiritual walk. These studies will guide you ...

Continue reading
Top 10 Bible Studies for Mother's Day
Find wisdom and support for every stage of motherhood
Top 10 Bible Studies for Mother's Day

Mothers have a special calling to love and care for their children and raise them to know God. With this calling comes many questions, challenges, and joys. From guidance on raising godly kids, to refreshment for your soul, these Bible studies will equip ...

Continue reading
See All Articles on Top 10 Bible Studies

Free Newsletters

more newsletters

Follow Christian Bible Studies

Small Groups

SmallGroups.com offers a diverse set of adaptable training tools for small group models that can be customized to a church's unique needs.

14-Day Free Trial

Get complete access free for 14 days.

Free Trial
Featured Training Tools:
Connect People into Small GroupsConnect People into Small Groups
A la carte price: $39.95
Subscriber price: $0.00
Theological Discussions for EveryoneTheological Discussions for Everyone
A la carte price: $14.95
Subscriber price: $0.00