Article September 26, 2017

Is the Informal Drowning out the Formal Curriculum?

"The church teaches in everything that it does" was a frequently quoted phrase by one of my professors of Christian education. I was reminded  […]

Article September 14, 2017

Understanding the Bible: Unpacking the Doctrine of Scripture

Many people have little understanding of their own doctrine of Scripture, and much of it may have been taught and learned unconsciously or unintentionally.  […]

Book Review August 8, 2017

Book Review: Julie Gorman’s “Community that is Christian”

At some point, you’ve probably been in a small group that seemed as lively as a koi pond on a hot day.  […]

Book July 17, 2017

Guidelines for Leading Your Congregation: Adult Ministries

The adult ministry life span is the greatest and most diverse of any age level because it can encompass seven (or more) decades. An  […]

Book Review July 17, 2017

Book Review: “A Wesleyan Theology of the Eucharist”

Thirty years of being in The United Methodist Church as both laity and clergy have taught me that Methodists have a tenuous relationship with  […]

Article June 1, 2017

Building Excitement and Passion for Adult Classes

“Adults flock to Sunday School, but seldom at church” - the 2004 headline grabbed my attention. Written at the height of The  […]

Book Review February 17, 2017

Book Review: Jeffrey Arnold’s “The Big Book on Small Groups”

I’ll admit I was biased before reading Jeffrey Arnold’s The Big Book on Small Groups. I’m not  […]

Audio December 6, 2016

PODCAST: Small Groups in the Wesleyan Way

The Small Groups in the Wesleyan Way podcast is where we are all about going beyond curriculum, beyond programs, beyond best practices to recover  […]

Book Review December 5, 2016

Book Review: Henry Cloud and John Townsend’s “Making Small Groups Work”

I was interested in reading Making Small Groups Work by Henry Cloud and John Townsend because I had read Cloud and Townsend  […]