Jeremy Pettitt on Communication and Culture

Small Group

Community Is Our Design

Community Is Our Design
God designed humans to know one another and be known by one another in the context of loving community....continue reading Community Is Our Design

Exploring Stories

Exploring Stories
If you are seeking to learn and grow as a storyteller, check out these 10 book recommendations that explore storytelling....continue reading Exploring Stories

Child Discipleship and The Theology of Technology

Child Discipleship and The Theology of Technology
Check out this episode I recorded for the Resilient Disciples podcast about the impact of technology on child discipleship....continue reading Child Discipleship and The Theology of Technology

Telling Stories

Telling Stories
Telling stories well requires effective mediums, encouraging mindsets and empowering methods as you engage your audience....continue reading Telling Stories

Creating Stories

Creating Stories
In order to create strong stories, diagram the big picture first including the central idea, story arc, setting, conflict & resolution; then work on the details...continue reading Creating Stories

Understanding Stories

Understanding Stories
As we learn the essential ingredients of stories, we can begin to understand them better as well as create new ones that delight and transform our audience....continue reading Understanding Stories

Experiencing Stories

Experiencing Stories
´╗┐Stories have the power to transform our lives as they evoke our imagination and offer us fresh opportunities to act into new ways of thinking and engaging...continue reading Experiencing Stories

Dialogue in Small Groups

Dialogue in Small Groups
How do we know our small group is growing & maturing? As members dialogue in meaningful ways, the group will experience the real power of relational connection....continue reading Dialogue in Small Groups

Empathy in Small Groups

Empathy in Small Groups
How should small group members respond when others start sharing authentically and openly? Follow The Golden Rule and show empathy and compassion to each person...continue reading Empathy in Small Groups

Transparency in Small Groups

Transparency in Small Groups
How can we tell if members of a small group trust one another? As trust grows, they will become more open and transparent about their strengths and weaknesses....continue reading Transparency in Small Groups

Consistency in Small Groups

Consistency in Small Groups
How can we develop an atmosphere of relational trust in our small groups? Only through a commitment to consistent presence and engagement with one another....continue reading Consistency in Small Groups

Affinity in Small Groups

Affinity in Small Groups
How do we begin to develop healthy small groups? Start by creating space for the natural connections that humans feel toward one another - Affinity....continue reading Affinity in Small Groups

5 Facets of Healthy Small Groups

5 Facets of Healthy Small Groups
What do all healthy and life-giving small groups have in common? Check out this video on the 5 Facets all great small groups and work teams share....continue reading 5 Facets of Healthy Small Groups

Practical Suggestions for Online Small Groups

Practical Suggestions for Online Small Groups
How can we make our online small groups as close to the effectiveness of our in-person small groups as possible? Check out these practical suggestions....continue reading Practical Suggestions for Online Small Groups

What Does It Mean To Listen?

What Does It Mean To Listen?
What does it mean to listen, really? Why should we listen in the first place? Professor Jeremy Pettitt answers four powerful questions about listening....continue reading What Does It Mean To Listen?

3 Crucial Concepts About Listening

3 Crucial Concepts About Listening
What does it mean to "listen" to someone? Why is listening so difficult? How can we get better at listening?...continue reading 3 Crucial Concepts About Listening

Tech Trends and Students (Vantage Conference 2015)

Tech Trends and Students (Vantage Conference 2015)
A TED style presentation on technology concepts and trends for engaging students (from the 2015 Vantage Conference)....continue reading Tech Trends and Students (Vantage Conference 2015)

Ask Students Questions

Ask Students Questions
Are you asking students questions or just giving them answers?...continue reading Ask Students Questions

Tell Your Stories

Tell Your Stories
A quick tip on sharing your stories with your students....continue reading Tell Your Stories

3 Ways To Make Small Groups More Effective

3 Ways To Make Small Groups More Effective
Three tips to make your small group discussion questions more effective....continue reading 3 Ways To Make Small Groups More Effective

Small Groups and Genders

Small Groups and Genders
Recommendations on how to break out genders in your youth ministry small groups....continue reading Small Groups and Genders


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