Win a Copy of Fight Back With Joy Four Months Early

It’s been over a year since I received the news of the diagnosis. The last 427 days recorded are among the darkest, most heartbreaking, and painful I’ve ever experienced. Someone recently asked, “What it’s like?Continue Reading...

The Secret to Creating the Best Bible Study

 

I often receive emails that read something like this:

Your Bible study must be filmed in front of a green screen or altered in post-production. It is just too gorgeous to be real, right?

One of my favorite parts of a new Bible study is dreaming about the locations and backdrops of filming. I’m so grateful for crews who ensure each study is filmed in downright beautiful locations—even if it means dealing with noisy tourists, wild critters, and drastic temperature drops.

Check out a few screenshots from Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God 7-Session DVD Bible Study, filmed in Banff National Park outside of Alberta, Canada:

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Will You Pray for Me?

Margaret —  September 2, 2014 — 108 Comments

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This is a big week for me.

You know it’s been a difficult year, and I’m only beginning to share the challenges we’ve faced, the hard-won lessons we’ve learned, the glimpses of Christ that have changed the way I see him forever. I’m still struggling to find words as well as the emotional bandwidth for all that we’ve been through.

This week I’m stepping out in a big, vulnerable way. Continue Reading...

How To Launch The Best Bible Study Ever

How does your church launch small groups for the fall?

I had the opportunity to hang out with the ladies from Mission Hills Church in Littleton, Colorado, during their fall Bible study kick-off. They had the best idea for launching small group ministries, I just have to share. Continue Reading...

3 Things To Do When People Leave Your Small Group Small Groups. We’ve all been in one where the numbers continue to whittle down until it’s just you and the leader left.

But when you’re the one leading, what do you do if people start leaving yours?

Here are three things to do when people leave your small group: Continue Reading...