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How do small groups “gel”?

Great blog post by Heather Caliri, on the unprogrammable miracle when a small group of random folks becomes your spiritual family. . .http://www.heathercaliri.com/2016/03/14/4807/ read more
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What’s working in Small Group Worship?

We’re hearing from our fellow participants in the Calvin Institute of Worship Small Group Worship Tool Kit project.  Here are some practices that are working in Small Groups. . . Play music for listening or singing. The music enhances the season or lesson topic. ... read more

What’s working in Small Group Worship?

We’re hearing from our fellow participants in the Calvin Institute of Worship Small Group Worship Tool Kit project.  Here are some practices that are working in Small Groups. . . Play music for... read more

Should Your Small Group Try Worship?

There are times in small group life when conversation and human words just don’t cut it. A parent has died; a child has gone off the rails; desperately needed employment is finally won; an important... read more

What is Worship?

As we begin to talk about small group worship, there is hesitancy among group leaders, as though worship is a performance by professionals, that lay leaders can’t pull this off —... read more

The Edges of Language

Have you heard of the “36 Questions”?  This is a questionnaire couples complete together, and, at the end of hours of mutual questioning and discussion, they are guaranteed to fall in love! How can... read more

Can we talk about religious experience?

In today’s Wall Street Journal, Wesleyan President Michael Roth comments that, when he teaches his students the history of ideas, they draw a blank when he asks them to understand – to... read more