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Advent Success Story: Jeff

Caitlin Heath  |  December 10, 2021

“The Reach More mission training is already making a concrete difference in their lives and in their communities. They’re thinking intentionally about how they can connect themselves and others deeper…

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10 Tips for Better Conversation

Andrea Jackson  |  November 22, 2019

Below are some tips for improving our conversational skills, which strengthen our relationships and help us to eventually hear the faith stories of our friends. Prompting conversation and listening well…

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5 Tips for Motivating Change

Andrea Jackson  |  July 15, 2019

For most new disciples, following Jesus inspires changes in habits and attitudes as we conform ourselves to Christ. If you are meeting with someone regularly to establish them in their…

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Why Make Disciples One-on-One?

Andrea Jackson  |  July 8, 2019

Changes in society, religious education, family, and the Church require that what happened organically within thick social/cultural settings of an earlier age (perhaps) now must be done deliberately. Even practicing…

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Launching a Small Group Discussion

Andrea Jackson  |  July 1, 2019

Before you start asking your small group any of the three types of questions, help the group warm up by planning a launching discussion. The general goal of the small…

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One-Time Conversion or Ongoing Transformation?

Kendra McClelland  |  June 24, 2019

As Catholics we sometimes recoil at this kind of talk. Our experience grounds us in a more communal, sacramental, and gradual process of initiation rites and sanctification, beginning at baptism…

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An Exercise in Noticing

Kendra McClelland  |  June 17, 2019

If you don’t really know someone, how can you truly love him/her? Do you know his/her answers to the following questions? Perhaps take them to prayer. Perhaps ask him/her—even if…

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Preparing Good Questions

Kendra McClelland  |  April 29, 2019

Good questions are a critical ingredient in all great discussions. Jesus himself was the master questioner, often responding to questions with deeper questions.[1] Questions open us to God and one…

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How Small Groups Build a Movement

Andrea Jackson  |  March 20, 2019

Relational Ministry Small groups work because they are rooted in relationships, not in organizational structures or edifices. Within the relationships people want and need, they find what they didn’t know…

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