Thursday, December 6, 2007

Small Groups - Do You Belong to One?

We have a unique contest this week, with an equally unique guest judge. Pix-N-Pens is pleased to welcome Teena Stewart as our guest this week.

Teena Stewart is married to an ordained minister and is a published author, ministry consultant and coach. She works in collaboration with DreamBuilders Ministry in Motion , an organization that equips church leaders.

Her book, Successful Small Groups from Concept to Practice is available through Beacon Hill, November 2007 or on her small groups page . The Stewarts are in the process of starting a coffee shop ministry in North Carolina.

And this is where YOU come in.

Teena is looking for ideas about small groups and for her coffee shop, Java Journey. Enter this week's contest one of three ways: submit an essay or article related to the theme of Small Groups--An Intimate Environment Where People Can Linger, Learn and Latch Onto Christian Principles OR submit ideas for Java Journey - these ideas can include recipes, artwork, suggestions for forming small groups, or ideas on how best to utilize the coffee shop for small group formats. We're open for any and all ideas and suggestions, but please keep your submissions to 2000 words or less.

This contest will only last one week, so get your entry to me at tracyruckman @ gmail. com (remove spaces please) by midnight Friday for your chance to win! We'll choose one winner from all entries received, and one winner from anyone leaving comments below. The entry winner will receive COFFEE from Java Journey, and an autographed copy of Teena's new book Successful Small Groups. The comment winner will receive a beautiful china COFFEE MUG and a copy of Teena's book.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The book sounds interesting. Please enter my name in for the drawing. I'm not quite sure what she is looking for in reference to small group info. I run three book clubs and do many fun things with the ladies. If we read a book that had receipes in it we make them and eat them at the meeting.