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Helpful articles and tips for Q Place facilitators and those considering starting a group.

9 Ingredients For A Safe Place

9 Ingredients for a Safe Place

Here are 9 ingredients for a group that feels safe for discussion and discovery. (But first!) A helpful rule of thumb . . . Have a mindset of eliminating any causes for embarrassment for anyone in your group. In groups that I'm facilitating, I find it’s…

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The "Fearful" First Meeting

The "Fearful" First Meeting

We were all set, excited, and a little nervous! A few minutes after 7 p.m. my doorbell rang. Our first trial meeting participant was here! I had been holding on to Exodus 14:14 for several days: The Lord himself will fight…

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Your Most Important Job?

Your Most Important Job?

Editor's Note: Last week, we told you about the Q Place Day of Prayer. Our call for your prayer requests has generated a huge response. We are excited to lift you up in prayer on August 30, 2017. If you…

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Day Of Prayer

Day of Prayer

Many Q Place groups are getting back together in late August and early September after a summertime break. New groups are also getting ready to launch! We are serious about providing materials, coaching, and support for all of these groups, but…

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The Right Icebreaker

The Right Icebreaker

One of the best small groups I was ever in was one where everyone talked freely. People jumped in without hesitation, adding their piece of the puzzle, so that our group reveled in discovering God's truths together. But most groups…

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I Don't Have The Answers

I Don't Have the Answers

How do I best respond when people ask why bad things happen and how a loving God could allow such hurt and suffering? Melissa, from Wisconsin Many questions like these arise in a Q Place. Your job as a facilitator…

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Time To Connect

Time to Connect

Three years ago I wrote an article called “Summer Welcoming,” where I personally wondered, “By the end of the summer, will I know my neighbors? Will we have many of them in our home in the next few months? Will…

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Asking Questions That Build Bridges

Asking Questions that Build Bridges

Editor’s Note: In our last Q Place Answers blog post, we offered a free sample practice session on asking good questions. The response was outstanding! That session is part of Q Place’s new curriculum called Practicing the 9 Arts of Spiritual Conversations:…

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7 Benefits Of Being Coached By Q Place Veterans

7 benefits of being coached by Q Place veterans

As a private in the U.S. Army, I always preferred to follow the seasoned, crusty, old sergeants who had decades of experience to back up what they were telling you to do. Obeying the commands of the young, just-out-of-college second…

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