Learning Trends Coming To Your Church in 2015?

We live in exciting yet challenging times. With each passing year it seems the ability to communicate and share information via technology reaches new heights. Yet, with so many avenues to communicate, our culture suffers greatly with information overload, which contributes to decreased learning. Like it or not, your church is impacted by this phenomenon. […]

How Is Your Church Embracing Mobile Learning?

Mobile Learning Spike BeginsMobile learning has been around in the mainstream for a few years now, but to date it really hasn’t experienced its spike. I believe that in 2015 we will start to see rise of this likely monumental peak. There are a few reasons, but mainly the advancements in the technology (think smartphones […]

How to Teach The Entire Bible: A Long-Range Approach To Sermon Planning and Development

During my 20-plus years in full-time ministry, I’ve seen a wide variety of teaching methods employed on Sunday mornings. While I have never served as a full-time teaching pastor, my role typically involves a lot of planning and development of support materials and coordinated teaching curriculum. In this blog post, I want to provide you […]

Two Words That Open the Door to Unlimited Learning

Jeff Charbonneau was named 2013 National Teacher of the Year for a reason. The man gets involved. In his small school in Zillah, Washington, a community of only 3,000 people, Charbonneau wears many hats. He’s the high school chemistry teacher. He’s also the yearbook teacher and the assistant drama teacher. He used to be the […]

What I’m Learning About Small Groups: Evaluate and Improve (Part 2)

  This is part two of a series of posts I am doing describing the process of evaluating our small group curriculum at First Family Church and the changes we made based on feedback. If you missed it, you can read part 1 of the series here in which I describe our curriculum for the 2012-13 school […]

What I’m Learning About Small Groups: Less Is More (Part 1)

Twice a year, at the end of the fall semester and at the end of the spring semester, we send out evaluation forms to our Small Group Leaders and to our church congregation. The purpose is simple, we want to know how we are doing in the area of small groups at First Family. One […]