February 22, 2018
by Walter Norvell
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Deepen Retreats FAQs

If you have some questions about Deepen Retreats, we have some answers. When I explain what occurs on a Deepen Retreat, I get a lot of head-tilting, like when you talk to your dog and she tips her head to … Continue reading

February 19, 2018
by Walter Norvell
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Slow Down to Meet God

In my reading of late I keep bumping into a surprising principle. It is the Do Not Hurry principle. I first heard it in John Ortberg’s book, Soul Keeping: Caring for the Most Important Part of You. Recounting his own … Continue reading

February 12, 2018
by Walter Norvell
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Balancing Solitude and Community

With our Deepen Retreats approaching, I have been thinking about our two approaches on the retreats: silence with solitude and community in small groups. Silence with solitude helps us focus on God with less distractions. Small groups let us experience … Continue reading

February 8, 2018
by Walter Norvell
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What Is a Deep Life?

By now you know that we are looking forward to two Deepen Retreats in March. These retreats are part of our Deepen Ministry Retreats, Inc., a ministry using retreats to help believers walk more deeply with the Lord. I make … Continue reading

February 5, 2018
by Walter Norvell
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Discover Silence at a Deepen Retreat

I teach a course on Christian disciplines for B. H. Carroll Theological Institute. I have taught the course for a number of years now. I had an interest in the disciplines prior to teaching this course but being responsible to … Continue reading

February 1, 2018
by Walter Norvell
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Come to Deepen

What is your plan to grow in Christ? Are you intentionally taking steps to deepen your spiritual life? Are you just hoping that going to church every week and reading your Bible will be enough to help you be established … Continue reading

January 29, 2018
by Walter Norvell
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Skills for Small Group Leaders: Be Hospitable

Mary and I have found a wonderful retreat center at the Cove. That’s shorthand for the Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove, Asheville, NC. We have had the opportunity to attend Bible conferences there a couple of times. The … Continue reading

January 25, 2018
by Walter Norvell
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Coming Soon: Deepen Retreats

This week as I heard a presentation about Gen Z teens, I heard over and over: Gen Z are connected but alone. They are connected in every imaginable way, yet they report they feel isolated and lonely. They can connect … Continue reading

January 8, 2018
by Walter Norvell
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Skills for Group Leaders: Time Management

As I have watched churches enlist new group leaders, a common reason to say no to leading a group is, “I don’t have time.” Time is an issue, but it is an issue for everyone because everyone has the same … Continue reading

January 1, 2018
by Walter Norvell
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A New Year with the Lord

I am amazed that people share a common interest: restoration. Television shows focus on taking old, sometimes unlivable houses and turn them into showcase homes. Another show challenges contestants to find dilapidated flea market finds and turn them into upscale … Continue reading