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

Creating Community At Christmas

Creating Community at Christmas

My wife and I recently moved into a new condo unit which is nestled in a community that houses several other units, each accommodating four families. We were excited to begin the process of meeting new people and discerning who…

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Christmas In The Neighborhood

Christmas in the Neighborhood

I love this time of year. Besides the wonderful opportunity to celebrate Christ’s coming to earth as our Redeemer, it seems as though most people are more open to get-togethers that include a spiritual emphasis. For many years, our family…

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A Christmas Party...about Christmas

A Christmas Party...about Christmas

Christmas is the time of year when people are most open to spiritual things. Why not host a holiday party with a slight twist? Facilitate a fun discussion centered on Christmas! Invite neighbors, co-workers and/or friends of all different spiritual…

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Keeping Discussions On Track

Keeping Discussions on Track

Note: In the previous blog post, we addressed the question “How do you keep group discussions safe?” Whether in a business meeting or in a spiritual discussion group, keeping focused on what you set out to do doesn’t happen naturally.…

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How Do You Keep Group Discussions Safe?

How do you keep group discussions safe?

Not long after we moved into the neighborhood, I discovered that some neighbors had already come up with the idea of starting a spiritual discussion group—before I had even had a chance to introduce them to Q Place!  I wanted…

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5 Guidelines For Praying Together

5 Guidelines For Praying Together

Most people will not object to your praying for them—even if they don't believe in God. One of my neighbors was an atheist, yet when our Q Place met she was often the one to remind us to pray! But praying out…

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Finding Your Triad

Finding Your Triad

When you’re starting a Q Place, don’t do it alone! You could start with just one partner, but it's best to team up with two other followers of Jesus. Together you will be an initiator triad—the nucleus of your new Q Place.…

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The Easiest Way To Start A Q Place

The Easiest Way to Start a Q Place

Roger tells the story of the Christian at his workplace (we’ll call him Joe), who is already good friends with “Sam.” As they share life with each other, Joe asks Sam something like, “What would you think of having a…

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It's Summertime...Go Meet Your Neighbors

It's Summertime...Go Meet Your Neighbors

Summertime... notorious for half-empty church sanctuaries (especially in August), may actually be the best time of the entire year to meet your neighbors! Think about it. If you live in a climate where winter drives people inside, then the time…

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