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Jeff Gibson
I am the husband of Laurie, the father of Courtney, Justin, Meagan, and Kelsey, and a follower of Jesus Christ. Visit me at
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"It is not good for the man to be alone." "Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." "They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2012 at jeff gibson
WANTED: Outgoing, caring, knowledgeable and brilliant person or couple who will take a group of non-connected people and meld them into a genuine community that will live life together. Clichés aside, if you post that job description on your small... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2012 at jeff gibson
Some time ago we read Sticky Church by Larry Osborne, and one of the lessons we took away was this: that new people do best in new groups. People stick better in groups when they get into a group with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2011 at jeff gibson
Posted Nov 28, 2011 at jeff gibson
Over the years whenever I've gotten together with other small group ministry leaders the conversation always seems to come back to "how do you get more leaders?" Two years ago we began holding connection events where we would utilize mentor-coaches... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2011 at jeff gibson
My last post talked about how the two things that groups ministry stress over, getting people into groups and finding leaders to lead groups, was not present at the Right Now Conference in Dallas last week. What was present was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2011 at jeff gibson
Last week I was able to spend some time at the Right Now Conference, which is heavily littered with Group Ministry nuggets. Over the course of three days there were a couple of themes that I didn’t hear: How to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2011 at jeff gibson
I had to do a little carpet repair and this is how I chose to keep it glued down. Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2011 at jeff gibson
Happy Anniversary, lauriegibson! 1. Taking Sara around the lake at the Parmeley’s. You had on the blue striped swimsuit. 2. Coming down to breakfast at Embassy Suites the morning after our wedding. 3. Hiking the Palo Duro canyon in west... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2011 at jeff gibson
Men's Challenge from Central Christian on Vimeo. Get registered on the!!!! Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2011 at jeff gibson
In a 2007 interview, when asked what device they would be carrying in 5 years, Bill Gates says a tablet, while Steve Jobs is strangely quiet. Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2011 at jeff gibson
Bet there will be a run on "The Pirates of Silicon Valley." Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2011 at jeff gibson
I just finished the book by Francis Chan called Erasing Hell. Here's some of the highlights from my reading: If you were on a deserted island and you uncorked an empty bottle containing Philippians 2:9-11, you would probably be a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2011 at jeff gibson
In a week's time our upstairs AC went out, our pool vacuum died, our van almost didn't start and one of our girls came down with gastro-intestinitis. In that same week's time the sun rose and set each day in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2011 at jeff gibson
We're a month into our journey with Monvee, and are learning a lot about the people who are taking the trip toward spiritual growth. Monvee is a web based tool that help's you grow spiritually. The most interesting metric to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2011 at jeff gibson
The Parkway Drive, circa 2007... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2011 at jeff gibson
Check out the new Life Groups page at Central! If you are looking to connect with a Life Group, we've made it easy to find a group that fits your life. Whether you are looking for a Women's group, a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2011 at jeff gibson
The announcement that Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel has resigned has caught the sports world by storm. To go from the most respected coach in the Big Ten to the doghouse has been nothing short of remarkable. Yet... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2011 at jeff gibson
From the CentralAZ twitterverse: Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2011 at jeff gibson
1. Attend a weekend service. 2. Personal devotional time. 3. Be in a small group. 4. Invest sacrificially (serve and give). Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2011 at jeff gibson
According to Fast Company, "New experiments find that cell phone signals don't just confuse bees, they off them." "Do you enjoy eating? Then you may not be too happy if bee populations plunge. That's because out of the 100 crops... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2011 at jeff gibson
Here was the scene outside the Gibson home on Sunday night: (captured by Meagan Gibson) Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2011 at jeff gibson
Jeremy Jernigan posted on the CentralAZ blog this quiz about the culture and values of Central. This is going to be an ongoing conversation that everyone needs to be in on, so I'll pass along more information about this as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2011 at jeff gibson