HOW-TO: Breathe New Life Into Your Lectionary-Based Small Group

Since I began participating in small group faith-sharing, nearly all of them were lectionary-based (i.e., each meeting revolved around the Sunday readings). It was, by far, the easiest type of meeting to prepare for because you had a given framework (the Sunday readings) and there was an abundance of lectionary-based resources, even back then. And while …

HOW-TO: Set the Stage for a Thriving & Balanced Youth Ministry

How do you know if your youth ministry is healthy? Do you have a regular check-up/evaluation process? Does your leadership team know your ministry's mission statement? How can you tell if you've met your ministry's goals/objectives?  For most of my teenage and young adult life, youth ministry was a big part of my life, first as …