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Is Attending an Equipping Conference for You?

May 28, 2015
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What if you and those around you were able to discover a way to thrive, rather than simply survive? That is the principle behind the Ministry Insights Equipping Conference. This powerful hands-on live event, unique to the growing strengths movement, has inspired hundreds of leaders to embrace differences and build strong teams, marriages, and families.…

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Small Group Breakthroughs, Part 5

September 17, 2013
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Trust Is Earned Fifth in a 5-part series about building intimacy in your small group Why do some small groups move through stages of commitment, honesty, and acceptance, building intimacy along the way – and others never get off the ground? The key is desire. Without a willingness to grow, a small group can stay…

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Small Group Breakthroughs, Part 4

September 10, 2013
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Acceptance Celebrates Differences Fourth in a 5-part series about building intimacy in your small group Personal walls are the greatest barrier to building strong, close relationships within a small group. People build walls for various reasons, as we learned in our previous two articles. Mike longed for intimacy, but he built walls because he did…

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Small Group Breakthroughs, Part 3

September 3, 2013
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Small Group Breakthroughs, Part 3 Honesty: Taking Off Your Mask Third in a 5-part series about building intimacy in your small group Building intimate relationships takes commitment, honesty, acceptance, and trust. That kind of intimacy is an incredible testament to the power of God working among us – and is modeled in small groups. Mike…

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Small Group Breakthroughs, Part 2

August 27, 2013
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Small Group Breakthroughs, Part 2 Commitment: Persistence With Purpose Second in a 5-part series about building intimacy in your small group People yearn for intimacy. That’s one reason the small groups movement has taken hold in churches worldwide. The reason many small groups don’t get off the ground is not a lack of curriculum or…

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Small Group Breakthroughs, Part 1

August 20, 2013
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Small Group Breakthroughs Part 1: The Biggest Small Group Barrier — and How to Get Over It First in a 5-part series about building intimacy in your small group Can lost, lonely, isolated people get beyond hurt and enter into trusting, honest, healthy, loving relationships? Mike has no siblings and is single. Loneliness is nothing…

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