December Biblical Studies Carnival

For the December Biblical Studies Carnival I am sharing posts from the four categories that I write about: Bible, theology, small groups, and leadership. Enjoy!




  • Disciple Making in Small Groups. As usual, Allen White provides some biblical and practical tips. 
  • Five Ways to Evaluate Group Health. Reid Smith is the small groups pastor of a large healthy church. In this blog post he gives some good tips for not just looking at how many groups you have, but how healthy they are.
  • The Future of Disciple Making. Another great post from Allen White, a guy that has been in the trenches doing small groups and disciple making for a couple decades.
  • Cinnamon Rolls and Wild Truck Rides. A good reminder that disciple making is about building relationships with people and not seeing them as projects.
  • The Oreo Method of Discipleship. Another great video and tip for doing small group ministry by Kiersten Telzerow.
  • The Seven Basics to Develop in Those You Disciple. A great summary of some of the basic things that we need to help Christians grow.
  • Five Things to Do in January to Connect More People in 2019. Mark Howell always gives great small group tips.
  • Update Your Resume. An interesting point in the post that “you haven’t made a disciple until your disciple has made a disciple.”


  • Question: Is there an article or blog post I missed? If so, leave a comment below with a link.

Next month Jim West will be hosting the January Biblical Studies Carnival.

By Christopher L. Scott

Christopher L. Scott serves as senior pastor at Lakeview Missionary Church in Moses Lake, Washington. Through his writing ministry more than 250,000 copies of his articles, devotions, and tracts are distributed each month through Christian publishers. Learn more at