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LIFE Transformation Groups

[Note: This is the fourth and final installment of a series on discipleship. Click here for part one, here for part two, and here for part three.] Do you want to grow in Christ? Do you want to “feel the power of the resurrection” as Paul said? Do you want to be...

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Wanna Grow? Get in an LTG

Note: This is part three in a series of articles on small group discipleship. You can read the first article on John Wesley's Class Meetings here, and Band Meetings here. At Ocoee Oaks, we have a two-pronged mission: love God and love people (Matthew 22:35-40; Matthew...

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The Band Meeting: Deeper Discipleship

Discipleship: The Minimum Social Requirement In my last blog post I discussed Kevin Watson’s book The Class Meeting. You can find that post here. The Class Meeting was only one type of group that Wesley established that empowered the early Methodist movement. The...

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The New Old Way to Make Disciples

The Urgency In his book, The Class Meeting, Kevin M. Watson argues that if we are going to recover the vitality of the Wesleyan movement, we must return to our Wesleyan roots. He observes that with the rise of the Sunday School movement and the rejection of the early...

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Why New Leaders Fail, Part 2

Correctly Analyzing Organizational Situation is Critical This is part two of a two-part series on Michael D. Watkins book The First 90 Days. In order to get the most out of this article, please read the definitions of the terms from the first article by clicking here....

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Why New Leaders Fail, Part 1

Correctly Diagnosing Your Church Scenario and Leading Accordingly is Critical For Successful Pastoral Transition   Have you ever been a part of an organization that transitioned to new leadership? Sometimes the transition goes very well. Often, it does not....

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Angry? Breath Deep

  "He who is slow to anger   has great understanding,   But he who is quick-tempered   exalts folly."   Proverbs 14:29  In our reading this morning from the One Year Bible, we read Proverbs 14:29, "He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who...

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