General Resources


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 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  […]

Article November 3, 2016

Takeaways from Lifelong Faith Symposium

The challenges facing churches today is monumental. Church life is constantly being regulated to the margins with the demands of recreational activities and other  […]