Discussion Starter: Lochte Charged With Fabricating Story
26 August 2016
In the News Gainesville, Fla.—The reputation of U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte took a dive after he “overexaggerated” a robbery story in Rio. Now Brazilian officials have charged the 12-time medalist with false reporting, which carries a penalty of up to six months in jail..
Training Your Leaders Well
25 August 2016
Out of all of the rich theological debates going on in the American church, one rises to the top as a source of much disagreement and chagrin. “How often do you meet with your volunteers?” Right now your deeply-held convictions are rising within you with..
The Seven Sins of Communicating With Teenagers
24 August 2016
Chances are about 1/3 of your weekly youth group gathering is dedicated to some sort of lesson, Bible study, or sermon. And whether you use published curriculum or create your own lessons, you have certainly felt the thrill of victory when a lesson goes well..
How To Avoid Placing the Volunteer Round Peg in the Ministry Square Hole
22 August 2016
Do you make it a habit of sitting down with potential volunteers and asking them questions…even uncomfortable ones? I once had a ‘Volunteer from Hell.’ Our ministry was growing logarithmically and I was desperate for help (sound familiar?) I asked my existing volunteers if they..