Small groups are very important to the health of any church. They are places for individuals to grow in their faith and to build relationships with others. One important aspect of any small group should be prayer, but many small group leaders share their concern that prayer time sometimes becomes stale.
The end of the year is just days away! Are you ready to finish this year strong and begin the new year with renewed enthusiasm and vigor? I have not been one for making resolutions, but I am in favor of reflecting and reviewing what the past year has been and then making plans and laying the foundations for the new year to come!
Safety and security continues to be a very important trend in children’s ministry today. This is true for both small and large churches. Keeping our kids safe and secure needs to be a priority in every church. Safety and security is important to parents and it certainly needs to be important to us! As our churches think about the implications of safety and security in their ministry, use the following assessment questions to begin the conversation with your church leaders: