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What it Takes to Raise a Leader

“Looking back, I can barely recognize myself.” On any given week, you might find 19-year-old Drew Messer on a platform speaking to hundreds of students, at a coffee shop working on his latest writing project, or across the table from a struggling high school student as he offers encouragement. Today Drew is preparing to start his sophomore year at SMU, but rewind seven years and you’d see an uncertain 12-year-old boy who knew something was missing in his life. What changed the trajectory of Drew’s…

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Pastor Jeff Little

Be Great!

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12 (NIV) “You don’t have to wait to be great!”  You’ve probably heard me say it in a weekend service, or have walked past the big letters on the wall in our kids ministry, but this simple statement reflects the immense value we see in intentionally investing in, and…

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Pastor Jeff Little

I’m a Small Group Leader, now what?

We’re in the middle of an awesome series called Transformed, and it’s a combination of weekend services, daily devotionals, and small groups. For all those small group leaders out there…THANK YOU! You guys are amazing, and we’re so thankful for the ways you’re creating community for people all over the metroplex. If you’re curious about what makes a small group successful, it always starts with the leader. Here are four characteristics we believe are the most important if you’re considering…

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