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How to train Bible study leaders: Ten Ideas for Training

Tony Payne

January 28, 2015

This article continues on from How to train Bible study leaders: Who should we train? In this article, we are focusing on leading a Bible study, but training in the biblical sense always involves the whole of the Christian life. That is, training is a ‘total package’ of mind and action. We can never just […]

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How to train Bible study leaders: Who should we train?

Tony Payne

January 15, 2015

Steve and Jenny were about ready to quit. They had been leading a Bible study group for young adults at their church for four years now and the strain was starting to show. One night, at about 11:15, as the last of the group filed out, Jenny flopped onto the lounge. “I think we might […]

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Matthias Media

Steps to Conviction

Matthias Media

January 13, 2015

  Conviction From my early days as a Christian I heard that “men of conviction are men of action”, which meant that those who believed (and not just knew) God’s Word, would live like it. The modern translation would be “to prove you believe”. This talk of ‘conviction’ was meant to extract the fruit of […]

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How to write good

Tony Payne

January 8, 2015

Let me take a risk and begin this article as follows: Foundational to a right view of the techniques involved in the area of writing is an understanding of some underlying principles. It is the task of the writer, first and foremost, to establish his plans and purposes. This is imperative if he is ever […]

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When big is not beautiful

Matthias Media

January 6, 2015

Evangelism is aimed at reaching the maximum number of people with the gospel in the shortest possible time. We are always conscious that the “harvest is plentiful and the labourers are few”. We know, too, that some forms of evangelism are done in such a way that, although the gospel may well be ‘said’, it […]

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Tara Sing

Talking Small Talk

Tara Sing

December 30, 2014

In my last article on small talk, I established that there is a need for small talk in our churches alongside spiritual conversations. Both need to be used in careful, thoughtful and loving ways in order to build up the body of believers. Small talk is a great way to help people feel familiar, safe […]

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Tara Sing

What disciple-making is not

Tara Sing

December 23, 2014

Phrases like disciple-making can carry a lot of baggage. Everybody has an opinion or an idea of what it means to disciple someone and what it looks like in practice. Sometimes it leads people to say “Disciple-making? Oh, I could never do that” or “It’s not my role to make disciples”. But the call to […]

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Tara Sing

Great reasons to give books as gifts (don’t miss #13!)

Tara Sing

December 18, 2014

As we fast approach Christmas and frantically search for gifts for family and friends, let me share with you a rule I have in my household when it comes to gift buying: “Something you wear, something you need, something for fun, something you read.” I love this rule. It gives me a bit of direction […]

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How ‘the DNA of ministry’ drives my meetings

Matthias Media

December 17, 2014

Titus 2 is one of my touchstones for women’s ministry. Most women live quite different lives now than they would have in Titus’ time, but we still need to be self-controlled, pure, kind and submissive, adorning the word of God in our daily lives. The women on a staff team are to help the women […]

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Tara Sing

End the year well

Tara Sing

December 16, 2014

The tree is up, the shopping has begun and the stockings are hung by the chimney with care. For many of our Australian readers, the start of Christmas is the signal that the year is wrapping up. With Christmas and New Years just around the corner, it is time to start celebrating the end and […]

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