Rick Howerton was our guest speaker for RE:GROUP in February of this year. We weren't able to get to all the questions during the Q&A, so he graciously agreed to answer them by phone. Use the link below to hear Rick's responses to your questions! The audio is only about 20 minutes long, and topics addressed … Continue reading Interview with Rick Howerton
You’re ready to launch your group, but are you ready to lead the first meeting? First impressions carry a lot of weight, so this first meeting will begin to set the expectation for people going forward. Here’s a few important tips and a sample schedule to help make your first meeting a great success. Know … Continue reading Have the First Meeting
Summer is here! The kids are almost out of school, vacations are drawing near, the days are longer, and usually any semblance of “routine” goes out the window. Your group will NOT be immune to it! Most leaders tend to respond one of two ways: either cling more tightly to your usual group routines and patterns, … Continue reading Lead Your Group Differently This Summer!
Seasonal transitions can be tough, and group dynamics are certainly not exempt. The Summer comes with it's own challenges to group life, but as we move into the Fall, a good group leader will use this season as an opportunity to refocus on the direction and expectations for the group. To help you plot the spiritual … Continue reading Get Out of the Summer Slump
WOULD JESUS BE A REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT? This question has been not only posed, but arguments made for either answer by advocates on both sides of the political divide. Is that even the right question though? Going back to the birth of the church, believers have struggled and engaged in different ways with the underlying … Continue reading Politics According to Scripture
- Thank you to Dr. Al Bean, PV Community Group leader and retired Old Testament professor, for major contributions to this resource. The Bible is made up of sixty-six books, each with its own author, time and place of writing, and purpose.* So, studying the Bible book-by-book allows us to see the diversity of God’s … Continue reading How to Study a Book of the Bible
The shift toward 3D programming seems to be the current rage in movies and even TV technology. Whether in video games, movies, or TV, the goal of developers is to make the experience more realistic—more like the real thing. We view and experience the world in three dimensions, so why would anyone want to watch … Continue reading Multi-dimensional Group Life Pt 1
If you were not at RE:GROUP this past Friday night, you missed a great time of fellowship, inspiration, and learning in leadership! Our theme for the evening was Creating Margin for Transformation, and here’s what some of you are saying about it: "Margin in my life will help transform the lives of those [I am] … Continue reading Margin
In case you haven’t been outside in the heat this week—summer is here! That means kids are out of school, vacations are drawing near, the days are longer, and usually any semblance of “routine” goes out the window. Your group will NOT be immune to it! Most leaders tend toward one of two responses: either … Continue reading How Will You Lead Differently Through the Summer?
I found the last sermon series (It All Goes Back in the Box) to be challenging and revealing for me in ways I never anticipated. I found myself wrestling with questions that I thought I had already formulated answers for! Questions like: Who really owns all my stuff? What am I putting my hope and security … Continue reading Leadership is Stewardship, Pt 2