What do you do when technology hates you? This week I felt like technology in general, and computers specifically, hated me. Stuff broke down and decided not to work. Most of you have had a week like this. When it all goes wrong and things don’t work you basically have 3 options. You Can Call… Read More

I’ve been using Logos to lead small group Bible studies for a while now. Over the years I’ve compiled some “best practices” that really help me save time. Today I thought I would share some of my tips with you. Use the Desktop App to Create and Sync Notes Most of what I’m sharing has… Read More

I have been using an app called Libib to keep track of my books in a personal bible study library. I recommend you use it too! Why You Should Use Libib It’s a free app. Well, unless you go over 5,000 items in your catalog its free. It has a paid tier if you need… Read More

I’m thinking of creating an online course for my church. I have in mind something like an online class from a college or seminary. Now you know I like to use digital methods for everything from evangelism, to following up with new small group leaders, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that I’m contemplating creating an… Read More

At some point in your ministry you may be asked about writing Bible study curriculum. Perhaps you will be asked to write for a camp, retreat, or group bible study series. Today I want to share some lessons that will help you. Short Guide to Writing Bible Study Curriculum – Know the Details Up front… Read More

A friend asked me to write curriculum for our Youth Camp again this year, so I thought I would share it here. Please keep in mind that the MS word document you download is not a “finished product” in the sense of a printable curriculum. I submitted this manuscript to an editor. The editor took… Read More

Something I’ve come to rely on is a monthly small group leader email. The email has a few advantages over other forms of communication that make it effective for delivering information. First, unlike social media it isn’t algorithm dependent – which means everyone will see it. Second, it can be longer than a text message.… Read More

Digital Evangelism might trigger some very different responses. Today I’d like to outline a few different types of digital evangelism that we use at Greenwood. Digital Evangelism with CV Outreach We partner with an organization called CV Outreach. From our end, it is super simple. The folks over at CV Outreach design ads utilizing our… Read More

Network or Cloud Storage? That’s one of the many questions facing the tech person at a small church. This post will help you learn the difference between the two, so that you can decide which option is best for your context. Spoiler Alert – We use both options at Greenwood. What is the difference between… Read More

This summer I’m teaching through Psalms in my small group Bible study. I thought I would share some tips for reading Psalms that can help you in your devotional reading, and in leading a group through reading Psalms. Reading Psalms is different from reading other books in the Old Testament. Some helpful distinctions are listed… Read More