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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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:…

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…

A Q Place Group For High School Students?

A Q Place Group for High School Students?

Do you think high school students would want to be in a Q Place? Many people have asked that question. Read Flavia’s story and then you tell me! My daughter Amanda longed for a safe place where she could ask…

Q Place Answers: What Is Your Agenda?

Q Place Answers: What is your agenda?

Q Place Answers: We're listening! You have been sending us your questions and we are answering them. If you have a question for Q Place, check out our questions post and you may even see our reply highlighted right here on Q…

Use Lent To Start A Q Place

Use Lent to Start a Q Place

After we moved into our neighborhood, I found that many people around us were not only affiliated with a church, they were also fairly faithful churchgoers. In so many ways their lives were exemplary, but their personal experience in the Bible seemed to be limited and I couldn’t tell where they really stood with Jesus. For some time I had been praying about starting a group with neighbors I walked with each morning and with moms I had met through carpools and orchestra events, but the timing was finally right one year in February. Why February?