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No matter if your group is small or large, finding appropriate study material can be a challenge. Here are some ideas for you to consider and use:


Becoming a Missional Church   (pdf 322Kb)

Missional: Possible
How to help your church look upward, inward, and outward. - by Chad Hall

Rediscovering an Old Calling
How families and churches are relearning the meaning of mission. - by Eric Reed

Renewing the Church’s Mission
How one church moved toward missional values, and how it changed along the way. - by Charles Roesel       more...


Creating Community   (pdf 171Kb)

Leader’s Guide

Bible Study: The Power of Like-Mindedness

Interview: None of Us Are Sinners Emeritus

Assessments: 10 Rules for Respect
                             Willing to Be Honest
                             What’s Your Encouragement Style?    more...


Ministry to Men   (pdf 138Kb)

What it Takes to Reach Men - by Stu Weber

Big and Strong Men’s Groups - by Lyle Schaller

Roll Up Your Sleeves - by Stephen A. Bly        more...


Ministry to Women   (pdf 127Kb)

Welcoming Women to Church - by Linda Riley

Different Women, Different Groups - by Denise Farrar and Judie Amen

Why Women Resist Community - by Nancy Barton          more...


Why We Don't Evangelise and What To Do About It   (pdf 44Kb)

We sing about having the words of eternal life and wonder how we ever “keep them in”, but keep them in we do. Many of us would claim to be less evangelistic, to have the gospel on our lips less often, to miss more golden opportunities for witness, than we would like. What is stopping us?     more...


Witnessing to Neighbours   (pdf 69Kb)

Being a good neighbor is a natural and effective way to share your faith

Most people, when they move, picture the ideal neighborhood: friendly couples, with well-behaved children, who drop by (always at the perfect time) with a plate of cookies—or perhaps to mow your lawn.

What we get, too often, falls far short of residential utopia: streets and subdivisions full of busy people who barely have enough time and energy to tend to their own lives, let alone take an active interest in their neighbors.     more...


No reira waiho ko te aroha o Te Matua Kaha Rawa hei korowai mou.
May the love of Almighty God enfold you!