Twelve Conference at Harvest

Hi – Harvest Church is hosting the Twelve Conference this week! This live webcast, from Saddleback Church, is billed as the largest small group conference in the World! Why are we showing this? Well, typically these conferences have only been available to staff and pastors who are able to travel and attend in person. But, […]

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Accountability Groups?

I had a good conversation with a friend today that got me thinking about accountability in the context of small groups (2-3). I’ve been there, you’ve probably been there – you join an “accountability group” with a couple of your same-gender peers and meet regularly for so-called accountability, right? If your experience is anything like […]

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The “Falling Apart” Small Group

I had a recent conversation with a small group leader who informed me that her group was falling apart. She also mentioned that she didn’t want to go to her small group any longer…very sad. Here’s another thing she told me. She indicated that the last “study” they went through was not received well by […]

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HAVER: Friendship Taken To New Levels, by Dave Garda

Here’s a blog entry from my friend, David Garda, of Cadre Ministries. You can view his blog here. I’m enjoying learning about the relational components of disciplemaking, it’s affirming to know that I can do what God wants by intentionally learning with my friends. -B ——————————————————————————————————————–   HAVER: Friendship Taken To New Levels HAVER in […]

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Cadre Ministries – What Is Your Great Obsession?

My friends at Cadre Ministries have great materials and conduct awesome training workshops on disciplemaking. Here’s a recent article from their website. -PB ———————————————————————————————————————- A woman was sipping on a glass of wine while sitting on the patio with her husband. She said, “I love you so much, I don’t know how I could ever […]

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ACCESS

  ACCESS. Definition: the ability, right, or permission to approach, enter, speakwith, or use; admittance What would happen if we, as Christian brothers and sisters, decided to make our lives accessible to others in our community? Have you ever thought about that? I’ve been giving that a lot of meditation lately in an attempt to wrap my head and heart (I call it “heartitude“) around the concepts […]

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