Adult Team Blog

The Strategy behind Balance: Live Intentionally

balancing rock formation

Creating and preserving balance in real life requires tremendous skill. Few things in my life command the discipline and forethought as does the need to maintain balance. Today’s woman must live intentionally, strategically planning how she invests her time—even in small increments.

Focus on the What, Why and How of WMU

When people in your church hear the name WMU, what springs to their minds? Is it little old ladies gathering to pray once a month?

Or maybe they don’t really know what those women do at WMU meetings.

Working with Refugees, Stage 3: Connect with People

man and woman shaking hands in office

The third stage of beginning work with refugees focuses on connecting with people. Connections include the gatekeeper, the activist, and the caretaker of the refugees.

Missionary Spotlight Update: Barry and Amy Rager

Rager family

Barry and Amy Rager, church planters at New Circle Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, give praise that their worship center has now been purchased by the church, and they are beginning the process of making needed repairs. 

The Gospel Shines beyond Christmastime

open Bible on table in front of lights from a Christmas tree

Right now, Christmas lights are twinkling. Stars or angels adorn the tops of trees. These holiday symbols point to Christ and serve as natural conversation starters for sharing the gospel. But eventually we store away our manger scenes and holiday décor for next year.

Never Left Alone

woman in winter hat looking up at snow-covered trees

Beginnings are hard. It’s not easy to uproot yourself from one side of the world where it felt as if things just began to get good and return home where nothing is the same anymore.

Working with Refugees, Stage 2 Continued: Set Goals and Objectives for Your Ministry

Goals and objectives written on colored sticky notes on cork board background

If you are organizing a faith-based ministry to help refugees, then you have written your mission statement following God’s leadership. Now depend on Him to help you identify the goals and objectives for this ministry.

Prayer: A Different Question to Consider for Leadership

woman's group Bible study praying and discussing Scripture

“Lord, I confess my prayer life doesn’t feel very mature,” I prayed. It wasn’t as if I lacked things to pray about or occasions to praise God. In that season, a genuine desire for increased spiritual maturity prompted me to evaluate my private prayer life.

Digging into Scripture

women reading Bibles at a women's group Bible study

The United States is one of the most theologically saturated countries in the world, boasting a wealth of resources for studying the Bible. Unfortunately many of those in church pews and small groups still remain at a shallow level of biblical understanding.

Using Our Gifts to Serve

Woman bringing a pan of food to a neighbor

The boy had only 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish. It wasn’t much for a crowd of more than 5,000, but he approached the disciples anyway.

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