Category Archives: InReach

What’s in Your Small Group Toolbox?

I am excited that Buddy Bell from Montgomery, Alabama will be in Dallas for a tightly packed few hours of small group learning and discovery. He comes specially equipped to help anyone wanting to grow and improve their small group skills. … Continue reading

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Test or Discussion?

Imagine a small group leader asking a group for their opinions.   Imagine the people giving their various answers.  And then, imagine the group leader reacting to their opinions by saying, “No … that’s not what I’m looking for … any … Continue reading

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Travel is the Enemy of Prejudice

Let us never forget that diversity is God’s idea.  This was brought home to me as I read an email this past week from my close friend and brother Tommy Drinnen, who is completing his PhD in Spiritual Formation in … Continue reading

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Avoiding a Success that Fails

From a poster on a student’s door: God has given me so much to do, And I’m so far behind, I’ll never die. I remember Landon Saunders asking the question, “What are you doing that will survive your death?”  It … Continue reading

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I Was Just Joking

“People who shrug off deliberate deceptions saying, ‘I didn’t mean it, I was only joking,’ are worse than careless campers who walk away from smoldering campfires” Proverbs 26:18-19 (The Message) Sarcasm is a popular form of humor. As a noun … Continue reading

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