At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do. Luke 10:21 Jesus gave the ordinary extraordinary…… Continue reading Blessed are the nobodies
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaoSSVQz37A Free their minds… and their hearts will follow. (Sorry En Vogure, I changed it.) Is the primary task of my ministry to cram as much of what I know into their heads or is it to teach them how to think? Rhetorical, right? Wrong. My actions say the former while my brain says the…… Continue reading Free their minds…
Divorce. Single parenthood. Extended singlehood. Living away from home. Broken relationships. Loneliness. None of these are surprises. None of these are ideal. All of them are our reality and bond. All of them are (by design) normative in the body of Christ. (James Dobson’s ideals are great. But they aren’t our reality.) We are a…… Continue reading 5 Steps to Finding Family in Your Community
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0QOvztXtGU Earlier this year I posted a review of Tony’s Jones book about the Didache. I’m still thinking about this book and its effects on community life. So take this as a random recommendation. If you’re in an adult small group and you are looking for a book to get your group talking about what…… Continue reading Cool book for small groups
When Stephen asked us to host a small group at our house, one week after attending Harbor Mid-City for the first time, we begrudgingly agreed. In fact, when he told us that Harbor was a church consisting of a few community groups… we were skeptical. My faith in small groups had been shaken. I was…… Continue reading 3 Things I Love About My Community Group
I’ve done small groups in one form or another most of the last 15 years. I’ve been in high school, college, and adult small groups. I’ve lead middle school, high school, college, and adult small groups. I’ve always wanted a small group that gelled and did awesome things… and I could never make it happen…… Continue reading The greatest small group night ever
Last night we hosted our first community group with Harbor. I don’t have much else to say but this. #1 It’s fun to host a small group after going to a church 3 weeks. #2 I’m looking forward to having some people like me to stumble towards a deeper walk with Jesus with.