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Everyone needs a Buddy…Enroll them in YOUR Class

Since December, my little puppy dog has become my little buddy. In the morning, he can’t wait to wake me up so he can express his loyalty and love. When I come home, he is always excited to see me. … Continue reading

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Chosen for a Reason!

Last October, my wife and I made the decision to look for a new puppy. A year earlier, we had lost our beloved Sprinkles after 15 great year of love and companionship. What a great dog and friend, Sprinkles had … Continue reading

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Get OUTSIDE the walls of Your Classroom! (#START)

Jesus ministered to the outcasts and the unclean. Matthew states, “A leper came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; … Continue reading

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Read the Bible for Life

David Green, pastor at First Baptist Church in Greeneville, Tennessee, was asked at a conference for Sunday School leaders, “What his church was doing in the area of discipleship?”  One of the resources that they are presently using in their discipleship ministry … Continue reading

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Say Yes to VBS!!!!

Say Yes to VBS!!!! It’s Vacation Bible School Time!!!  Churches all across Tennessee are planning for Vacation Bible School.  VBS impacted me! It impacted my ministry! It impacted my children! And It will impact you! Vacation Bible School was an … Continue reading

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Maintaining an Evangelistic Focus in Groups and Sunday School Classes

While working on my doctorate in 2005, I took a seminar in conjunction with Willow Creek’s Small Group conference.  One interesting revelation surfaced during an interview with Rex Minor, the Executive Director for Willow Creek Community Church at that time.  … Continue reading

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Transformation Teaching An Essential Ingredient in Small Groups and Sunday School Classes

Another transferable ingredient of both Sunday School and Small Groups is the need for Transformation Teaching.  Transformation teaching is built on relationships.  Small group leaders, Sunday School teachers, and Discipleship leaders must take time to build relationships with members.  The … Continue reading

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