Author - brett ullman
“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.”
Francois Anguste Rene Chateaubriand: From the book Called by Kary Oberbrunner
We should say to a world where men are acting like boys, “Act like men.”
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One of the reasons many churches struggle is they’re not a friendly place for men.
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“Group Involvement Impacts People’s Daily Lives
As part of our research for Transformational Groups, we surveyed regular group attenders and non-group attenders about their daily spiritual lives—specifically, the time they spend outside of church and church-related activities. Here are some highlights as they concern spiritual disciplines:
- 67% of regular group attenders read their Bible regularly versus only 27% among non-group members.
- 64% of regular group attenders pray for their church and/or church leaders regularly. Only 30% of non-group attenders do.
- 82% of group attenders pray for fellow Christians versus 54% of non-group attenders.
- 79% of group attenders confess sins to God and ask forgiveness. 54% of non-group attenders do this.”
Check out the rest of this blog. Some really great thoughts here. I loved the idea about assessing your groups to see how they are actually doing
“Impactful groups require more than just attendance; they require a plan.”
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