Adult ministry during Advent and Christmas

By Sparkhouse October 25, 2018

Celebrating Christmas and the season goes beyond trimming the tree, attending your kids’ Christmas..

How to approach conflict in your small group

By Kelly Bakalich October 18, 2018

Divisiveness. It feels like the reality for our world today; with people taking sides on just..

5 things you didn’t know about difficult small group conversations

By Kelly Bakalich October 11, 2018

We all go into adult small group conversations hoping to learn from each other – and avoid..

Small groups 101: What makes a small group meaningful?

By David Schoenknecht October 4, 2018

This is the first blog post in a series about adult small group leadership from the first-person..

Faith is key to longevity

By Sparkhouse September 27, 2018

It's natural for people to want more. More prosperity, more status and prestige, more..

Saving a seat (and other Christian norms that speak "cliquish")

By Sparkhouse September 20, 2018

Adult small groups welcome participants to gatherings in words and actions, many of which are..

Is your adult small group open or closed?

By Sparkhouse September 13, 2018

A small group leader gets a call from church-staff, asking if their group will accept new members. ..

Forced From Home: An experience to remember

By Kelly Bakalich September 10, 2018

Here at Sparkhouse, we talk a lot about the refugee crisis given our new adult small group series..

How to handle small group cliques

By Sparkhouse August 30, 2018

Their families played together, served together, did life together. The group of 12 moms had grown..

The refugee crisis: How your church can help

By Naomi Krueger August 16, 2018

After graduating from college, I volunteered with AmeriCorps VISTA at a refugee resettlement agency..


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