Relational Environment

Does Your Small Group Have A Relational Environment? Take This Test To Find Out!

Posted by on Feb 12, 2017

Does Your Small Group Have A Relational Environment? Take This Test To Find Out!

How Relational Is Your Small Group Environment? I’m sure you have heard at least one story of someone who stopped going to their small group because they never felt  ‘connected’ with the people there. And you have probably also heard from someone else with the exact opposite experience, that is thriving in their small group.  Being in a small group together can enable relationships to go deeper, and transparency to occur. But sometimes people in small groups don’t seem...

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Small Groups Are The Vehicle, Not The Destination

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017

Small Groups Are The Vehicle, Not The Destination

Small Groups Are The Vehicle – Not The Destination Free Resource! Click here to download pdf of this post One of the main thrusts of DiscipleShift 1 training is the importance of a relational environment to making disciples of Jesus. Small Groups are one such relational environment that works well when trying to create a culture of disciple making in your church. Because we talk about them so often, sometimes people mistakenly get the idea that Small Groups are the goal – that if...

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Two Things A Disciple Of Jesus Cannot Be Without

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016

Two Things A Disciple Of Jesus Cannot Be Without

With the incredible advances in technology over the last few years,  we now have a myriad of ways for people to stay connected. Phone call, text message, email, facebook message – it seems that we know more about the details of each others lives than we ever have before. We share what we had for lunch and what we are reading, we share our opinions and thoughts about movies, candidates and elections. Surprisingly, although we are technically more ‘connected’ with each other...

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3 Simple Ways to Create a Culture of Relationship

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016

3 Simple Ways to Create a Culture of Relationship

Creating A Culture Of Relationship   People felt safe coming to Jesus. We see this again and again. From children to the woman with the issue of blood, somehow Jesus was able to create the kind of space in a relationship where people could bring the truth of their circumstance forward and deal with it. We call this space a relational environment. Relational Environments are much more than simply small groups. They certainly include small groups, but everywhere you go, you have a “vibe,” a...

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5 Key Components of a Disciple Making Church

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015

5 Key Components of a Disciple Making Church

Is the church of today winning? In order to determine if the Church is winning, we must define what a winning church looks like. It is not enough to say that Jesus’ church wins, we need to determine what makes a church His church. After all – Jesus didn’t say “my church wins” or “your church wins”. He said that His Church wins. Jesus gave us a mission to make disciples. After all – Jesus didn’t say “my church wins” or...

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