Blog Posts on Small Groups

Why Accountability Matters

Trillia Newbell
Why Accountability Matters

We call it accountability. Beginning in 2001 I had the privilege each and every Friday afternoon to meet with two women for mutual encouragement and prayer. We did this for several years and remain accountable to each other to this day. The reasons we started meeting were simple: we were young Christians wanting encouragement in our walk with God. We wanted to build a deeper, more meaningful friendship with a few women. And we were girls and loved any excuse to hang out and eat... Continue Reading

Small Groups: Positively Dangerous?

Jonathan Parnell
Small Groups: Positively Dangerous?

For session three yesterday of the Trellis and Vine workshop(the second half of which is today), the pastors split into three groups to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of their current ministry. I sat in on one group and listened to the discussion. As one pastor would stand, introduce himself, and report from the frontlines, all of the pastors responded with resonating nods. Although these pastors are speaking as workers in different contexts, their shared vocation... Continue Reading