Category Archives: Small Groups

Group Leaders Who Thrive and Multiply

There’s no doubt that the Bible gives us counsel on the need for groups. So why is it so hard to get them going or keep them going in a local congregation? Recently I presented an interactive training on zoom … Continue reading

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Evangelism Summit Opens Opportunities

On Monday, July 27, 2020 pastors from throughout the Texas and Southwest Region Conferences of the Seventh-day Adventist Church participated in an online Evangelism Summit hosted by the Texas and Southwest Regional Conferences, the Southwestern Union and Adventist World Radio. The fast-moving … Continue reading

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How to Start a Movement of Soul Winning & Church Planting

What will it take to see a movement of soul winning and church planting across a conference? Here are some simple clues from a presentation at the 2019 eHuddle in San Diego, California. https://www.adventistlearningcommunity.com/resources/14464

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Looking for Mission-Minded Volunteers for Dark Areas

I found this chart very interesting. Adventists as a percentage of the population for every county in the US. Gray means we have no presence and dark green means we have almost no presence. We still have a big mission … Continue reading

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Connect…

June 16, 2020 was a wonderful day for our Adventist mission in Texas! Through a Presidential Evangelism Think Tank we were able to identify top priorities for this fall (and beyond) and a theme for the public. Top Priorities/Takeaways… * Theme for … Continue reading

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Four Tips to Maximize Your Reaping Meetings

Many churches have reaping meetings in the spring and fall. Here are four tips to maximize your results.

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Why Not Try This? … Mentor New Members

We had just finished a Week of Reaping. George and Mary, who we had never met before the week started, had made their decision to accept Jesus as Savior and Lord, embrace all the truths of the Bible, be baptized … Continue reading

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Why Not Try This? …Take the Adventist Message to a New Community

The City of Benbrook, Texas (population 23,000) has never had a chance to hear or see the Adventist message. Until one year ago this month. A group of us from the Crowley and Ft. Worth First Seventh-day Adventist churches made … Continue reading

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4 Biblical Models of Discipleship

There’s a lot of talk about “Discipleship” in Christianity these days. (See for example Ministry Magazine April 2019 issue.)  After all, Jesus’ last  command was to “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the … Continue reading

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You Are Needed!

Why does God’s work go so slowly? Jesus identifies where the shortage is. It isn’t money, buildings, institutions, materials or paid employees. It’s workers. Willing workers for Jesus. He also tell us what to do about it. “After these things … Continue reading

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