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How to Make the Bible Central in Small Groups
And the shift in leader training that makes all the difference.
3 Simple Tools for Bible Study Want to help your small groups engage the Bible directly? Here are some tools to help: 1. Multiple Translations. Having
The Surprising Reason Women Go to Seminary
And what it can teach churches about discipling women.
Christian women want to study the Bible, learn the languages, and better understand theology. I know this shouldn't be surprising. Of course seminary students want to study the Bible.
Reaching a New Generation with the Bible
We can no longer depend on methods that worked 20 years ago.
Bible Hub, an online Bible study resource, boasts that 33 percent of its page views and unique visitors each month come from the 18–34 age group.
Pastoring in the Age of Celebrity
How famous Bible teachers impact local Bible study.
The attention around a popular Bible teacher and their work can make any given Bible study or sermon series from a local leader seem lacking in comparison.
How to Woo People into God's Story
Step down from the stage and guide them in the learning experience.
It can make learners feel disempowered and inadequate to engage content—for instance, the Bible—on their own time, when the teacher isn't present.
Straight to the Source
Seminaries teach a simple method for studying the Bible that we can all use to study the Bible ourselves.
Fortunately, my husband's mission put out a book called Pathways Bible Study Method, which gave me a helpful framework as I started to look for ways to make this idea transferrable in
How to Teach the Bible So Others Understand
Whether you’re teaching about God’s love or sovereignty, these four steps will prepare you to teach.
you?” It was my friend Lisa, and she was preparing to teach a message to a large women's study. I was getting a front row seat to my friend's growing calling as a Bible teacher, and I
13 Tips for Women Church Planters
Beyond where to plant and what strategy to use
Too often, pastors use Bible study for sermon preparation and not personal enrichment. It's important that shepherds feed themselves before the sheep are fed.
The Pastoral Skill We Must Reclaim
Author Paul Pastor talks Christian formation in the Information Age.
Read it, breath it, eat it, drink it, love the Bible. But if we allow these small habits to creep into our teaching, we set them up for failure because we're not playing by the Bible's rules.
6 Leadership Lessons I've Learned from Millennials
As I'm learning from Millennials, I'm finding hope for the future.
I'm guessing it's got something to do with the 2010 Pew study that showed Millennials My husband's role as a Bible college professor and my own role leading a campus ministry church
Charleston and the Resilience of Wednesday Night Church
A year later, the mid-week prayer meeting is more important than ever.
“In that way, prayer meeting and Bible study became the bedrock of our church. Sunday time. This allowed for mid-week Bible study and corporate prayer.
James Brown: The Word of God Undergirds Everything I Do
The sports broadcaster opens up about preaching, calling, and straddling two different worlds.
My wife is very strong. She has a packed schedule. She sings in the church's choir. She's an active evangelist. She's diligent in attending Bible study every Wednesday. She teaches.
Four Steps to Form a Personal Support Group
As you minister to others, don't neglect your own need for challenge and encouragement.
Since Brad was staying with him for a few days, this pastor invited him to his Bible study. Of course, my husband expected this pastor to be leading it, but that wasn't the case.
Guard Your Study Time with a Blowtorch
…and other strategies for becoming a Pastor Theologian.
The lifeblood of a pastor, whether your congregation realizes it or not, is a steady diet of rich theology, prayer, and Bible reading. Refer to the Place Where You Work as “Your Study”.
Deep AND Wide
How we're trying to be 'a seeker church with depth.'
This not only enables me to cover the topic of the day, it also teaches my listeners how to study the Bible. Topical preachers who deftly jump around from
When It’s Time to Quit
“Finish what you start” isn’t always good advice.
love and thirst for his Word. I spent my evenings studying the Word, teaching a Bible study, and leading a small group. Sometimes it felt like I had two
We Can't Help Everyone
When it comes to people with mental illness, I have to recognize my limitations.
I highly recommend reading this book (there is also a related Bible study). She was friendly and appeared anxious to study the Bible and grow in her relationship with Christ.
Tempted to Compare
One scan of social media left me feeling defeated.
decision. But I pressed on. Sometimes we had 12 people attend our women's Bible study breakfast. Other times two people would show up. There were