The presence of faith practices is more important than the perfection of faith practices. Levels of stress, commitments, and family needs ebb and flow, and you can adjust accordingly. When you prioritize your faith practices, you build an important foundation for leading well.
—Angela D. Schaffner, Gather Us In: Leading Transformational Small Groups (Upper Room Books, 2020)
For more from Angela D. Schaffner, read 10 Tips for Leading a Small Group on Zoom.
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Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
—Matthew 6:33 (NIV)
Prayer for the Week
God, we praise you for gathering us together like a mother hen gathers her chicks under her wings.
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67
- Psalm 45:10-17 or Song of Solomon 2:8-13
- Romans 7:15-25a
- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
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