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The Curse of Knowledge

Posted on 23 Oct 2015 in Small Group Leader Blog | 0 comments

by Stefanie Chappell, Area Director for the Northeast for Chi Alpha Campus Ministries In 1990, Elizabeth Newton initiated a research project at Stanford University to study communication issues. She created two groups of people and assigned them the roles of tapper or listener. Tappers received a list of 25 well known songs such as “Happy Birthday” […]

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Finding Your Pace in Ministry

Posted on 03 Sep 2015 in Small Group Leader Blog | 0 comments

From Mike Amiot MN Chi Alpha Director Great Plains SALT Director NASCAR is America’s premiere racing sport. There is a lot we can learn about leadership from watching NASCAR. One parallel I want to draw from is the pace car. The pace car comes out at the beginning of the race and sets the “pace” […]

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Optimizing Your Learning

Posted on 17 Jul 2015 in Leadership, Small Group Leader Blog | 0 comments

By Pastor Stephen Glasser, Chi Alpha – North Dakota State University (Fargo, ND) Have you ever heard the statement, “Leaders are Readers?” I have heard it many times and I have caught myself saying it a lot as well. I believe one of the greatest qualities in a leader is teachability. A leader is always […]

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Feeling Unappreciated in Ministry

Posted on 17 May 2015 in Small Group Leader Blog | 0 comments

by Dave Leedahl, XA Pastor with FMChiAlpha, Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN No matter what area/status of ministry you are in, whether small group leading, helping with hospitality/set-up/events, or all-out leading a movement, you will eventually feel unappreciated. If the devil can’t get you to sin, he will tell you that you’re not appreciated and […]

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Post SALT: Syndrome or Success?

Posted on 19 Jan 2015 in Small Group Leader Blog | 0 comments

By Dave Leedahl, Campus Pastor at Minnesota State University-Moorhead SALT is over. If you are like many leaders, you are excited and disappointed at the same time. Your upcoming test and homework seem to be looming, but God did so many amazing things! People were healed! Restored! Baptized in the Holy Spirit! Then, you consider the […]

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New handout-Discovering Your Gifts

Posted on 01 Jan 2015 in Ready to Go Handouts, Small Group Leader Blog | 0 comments

By Dave Leedahl, Campus Pastor at Minnesota State University-Moorhead By the end of the year, people in small group must realize the importance of using their God-given gifts for a God-given mission. Most Christ-followers want to “jump in” and help, but they usually feel: 1) Inadequate: “God really can’t use me” 2) Not-needed: “No one […]

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