Being a Small Group Leader

Being a Small Group Leader

I was preparing to teach my first seminar on discipleship and I asked my mom, (who had been in ministry for 50 years) what she would say. She pulled out her well worn Bible and turned to 2 Timothy 2:2 – and read these words, “And the things you have heard me...
Trust and Wonder of Lament

Trust and Wonder of Lament

Last March I spent my birthday with a group of women at a Retreat center in northern Ohio—a beautiful, former girls school turned nunnery turned sanctuary. There our hearts were primed to hear God’s voice. Each morning I led the women in lectio divina. We walked a...
6 Benefits of a Leader’s Transparency

6 Benefits of a Leader’s Transparency

Do the positive effects of a leader’s transparency outweigh the disadvantages? A transparent leader isn’t pretentious. With discretion, a transparent leader can share personal stories from his/her spiritual pilgrimage and how the truths being taught affect him/her. In...
Why Did I Write Grace, Truth & Time?

Why Did I Write Grace, Truth & Time?

WHY DID I WRITE A GUIDE FOR FACILITATING SMALL GROUPS? THREE REASONS: I know the power of good small groups. Many people feel unqualified to lead small groups. Many books written for small group facilitators are not user-friendly. As a former therapist who’s led...