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Welcome New Believers to Your Group with Curiosity about the Story They Have to Share

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We’ve all been there. Walking into a room, a group, or a place that is brand new to you wondering whether you will fit in and make friends, whether people will like you, or whether it will be an uncomfortable experience.

Go and Make Disciples as a Group

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The idea of making disciples can be a little unnerving; the mere thought of sharing your faith can be scary. When the fear of rejection, judgment, and persecution creep in, it can cripple you and cause you to shy away from telling the lost people in your life how Jesus has changed you. Though Jesus’ command in Matthew 28:18–20 is for each one of us, we don’t have to go and make disciples alone.

Group Growth: Why Community Matters for Discipleship

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Community has always been essential in discipleship. In the Old Testament, the Israelites gathered collectively to hear the Word of God proclaimed. In this assembly, they were reminded how to live as God’s people and the great things He had done for them.

What Gifts Do You See in Others?

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“You have a teaching gift. Don’t ever let anyone take that away from you.” These words, shared by seasoned missionaries I worked with, respected, and deeply trusted were spoken over me as I finished my year as an intern at a mission center and prepared to dive into the unknown realm of seminary.

Extending Grace to Others

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One of the hardest aspects of my 2 years as a journeyman in Europe was not the culture shock, homesickness, or losing 2 family members while away. Those were relatively easy compared to team relationships.

Keep Yourself from Idols and Keep God on the Throne of Your Heart

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The sound of the drums was overwhelming as I pulled up to the street next to my apartment. My neighbors and many others were gathered on the street to celebrate the end of the Ganesh (guh-NAYSH) festival.

Remember Proverbs 11:13 as You Share Prayer Requests

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“A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret” (Prov. 11:13).

Studying Scripture: Why Together Is Better

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Have you ever tried to teach yourself how to do something? More than once, I’ve tried to teach myself a foreign language or craft idea, usually ending up frustrated, unsuccessful, and never completing the learning process.

Share What God Has Given You with Others

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God wants us to share from our abundance with those who are needy. Food, clothes, and money may be at the top of your list. Canned goods for Thanksgiving baskets, blankets and coats during winter, and money for missions offerings are all wonderful gifts.

Little Becomes Much: Simply Show God’s Love

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When we reflect Jesus, our simple actions turn into meaningful acts. What may not take a lot of time or effort for us can mean a lot to the recipient.
 

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