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A church of small groups and more

This year at Holy Trinity we are aiming to go from being a church with small groups to a church of small groups. This is the first stage of an expanding small group ministry. The next stage will be to … Continue reading

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Home groups and sermons, before or after?

I’m thinking through how to launch new home groups and linking them to Sunday sermons. Do we go for a study on the passage the week before or a discussion on the passage/sermon the week after? If we go before … Continue reading

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Growth groups to adopt a ministry

We are reviewing our Growth Groups at church using a process developed by Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York. In our groups we aim to cover the four ‘W’s: Worship, Word, Witness and Works of service. We can get stuck in … Continue reading

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Growing small groups in a settled community

We have four growth groups at St Luke’s and it has only just dawned on me why they have struggled to grow much beyond the original members of our congregation. We are trying to do small groups in a big … Continue reading

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Routine vs Reformission evangelism

I’ve culled the table below from Mark Driscoll’s Radical Reformission and hope he doesn’t mind. It highlights the difference between routine presentation and reformission participation evangelism and has helped me think not only about personal, friendship evangelism but about how … Continue reading

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Total Church – where should we focus our energy?

Timmis and Chester point to a 2003 report by the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity which concluded: The reason the UK church is not effective in mission is because we are not making disciples who can live well for Christ … Continue reading

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