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Thursday, December 12, 2013
How to Connect New People to Your Bible Study Group
By Ken Braddy
Winter is a great time to connect or reconnect people to your Sunday School classes and small groups. Right after Christmas you'll likely have three groups of people to pursue: 1. people who have slipped away from your groups during the busy Christmas season, 2. new people who visited your church during the holidays, and 3. people who show up right after the first of the year who are recommitting to be involved in the church. The prospect of connecting (or even re-connecting) to a group creates anxiety in many people, though.
Dr. Pat Ford joined Church Partnerships of LifeWay Christian Resources in 2007 after 35 years of ministry in church, university, and seminary settings. He can be contacted at 832-725-4253 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and followed on Twitter at @patford.