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Bible Study

Every small group has a different DNA made up of interests, needs, desires, passions, and perspectives. Selecting a curriculum is not as easy as slipping on a one-size-fits-all t-shirt. In fact, choosing a Bible study can be the most difficult part when launching any small group.

Here are 5 steps to take when it comes to selecting a Bible study curriculum for your small group or Bible study: Continue Reading...

How to Give the Perfect Gift This Christmas

I’ve always struggled buying the perfect gift—you know, the one your loved one remembers for years to come. Maybe you struggle shopping for the Person-Who-Has-Everything, too.

It’s too small. Not the right color. They have three just like it.

Rather than preparing my heart for the coming birth of Christ during Advent, I find I get trapped in wish lists, gift budgets, and picking out that perfect present.

How did a holiday centered around the birth of our Savior quickly became so focused on spending, presents, wrapping, and bows?

Did you know Americans spend over $450 billion on Christmas every year? [Tweet this]
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The 8 Worst Ideas For Leadership Growth

Many articles are dedicated to nurturing a leader's growth, giving practical advice and insights. But what about those who don't want to grow to become a good leader? Look no further. Here are the 8 worst ideas for leadership growth: [Tweet this]
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3 Things to Do When Someone Leaves Your Small Group

Small Groups. We've all been in one where the numbers keep whittling down until it's just you and the leader left. When you're the one leading, what do you do if people start leaving yours?

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Saving Savvy

This week, I am giving away THREE copies of Saving Savvy: Smart and Easy Ways to Cut Your Spending in Half and Raise Your Standard of Living and Giving by Kelly Hancock. Just a few years ago, Kelly Hancock was a top-performing sales rep for a Fortune 500 company. But after her first daughter was born, she decided to take a leap of faith, and devote her full time and energy to her newborn. Kelly became a much savvier shopper, but it wasn’t until her husband was laid-off in 2009 that the cost-cutting adventure truly began. Her website,, has blossomed into one of the most popular money-savings blogs on the Internet. 

Everybody wants to learn how to save money at home. But between coupon-cutting, following sales and specials, and keeping up with promotions – sometimes, it’s a little overwhelming. I recently got to chat with Kelly and ask her a few questions about her new book: Continue Reading...