Monday, August 15, 2011's Newest Digizine Addresses Common Problems in Small-Group Life

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CAROL STREAM, Ill., Aug. 12, 2011 /Christian Newswire/, a ministry of Christianity Today, has released the newest issue of its free digital magazine (digizine). This issue, entitled "Troubleshooting: Solutions to common problems in small-group life," explores how to maintain group harmony in the face of several of types of conflict. 

Featured is an article by Les Parrott, who sheds light on his experiences dealing with relational rifts between small-group members and shares steps leaders can take to restore respect and repair relationships. Joel Comiskey writes We got the Theology Blues, which lists five methods for approaching doctrinal strife in your group. 

Editor Sam O'Neal says, "This issue of the Digizineaddresses how to handle 'problem' people, what to do with misbehaving children, and how to confront uncommitted members. These are issues that are often considered taboo, but that are realistic challenges to small-group ministry. I think it will be helpful for people to gain insight on how to deal with the difficult situations we address in this issue." 

O'Neal contributes The Blessing of Problem People to this issue. He includes practical steps to deal with specific types of group members, such as those who dominate the group, offer others too much advice, or rarely participate. There are also videos throughout the issue, including a video case study and link to an interactive discussion area where readers can share how they would handle difficult situations.

Harness group harmony and learn practical ways to confront conflict in small groups with this issue of the Digizine. Click here to get this issue for free: provides high-quality and up-to-date resources relevant to small groups. With membership comes complete access to hundreds of articles and a large archive of downloadable, training tools and Bible studies that help to support, equip, and train small groups and small-group leaders. 

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