Month: November 2018

Who Is Your Neighbor? A Local Church Initiative

By Allen White:  Small Group Guru and Church Coach Love God and love your neighbors. In the Great Commandment, Jesus boiled 613 commands down to these two. He went on to say, “All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments” (Matthew 22:34-40, NIV). In other words, if Jesus’ followers do anything, they should

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Preview of Hearts Alive Sunday School Curriculum Winter C: Advent & Beyond

By Lindsey Goetz, Curriculum Specialist, Writer, and Children’s Director at First Presbyterian Church of Aurora, IL The Hearts Alive Year C–Winter curriculum takes us from the beginning of December all the way to the beginning of March. During that time we will celebrate the season of Advent, the season of Christmas, Epiphany, and the Baptism

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Life Change at the Member Level Begins with Me (& You)

By Mark Howell,  Small Group Expert The optimal environment for life change is a small group. We’ve all heard that line for years. Most of us have said that line so frequently that it is now an automatic response when we hear a counter opinion.  And yet…is it really true? And if it is true,

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