The “Hot Topics” of Small Groups Ministry [Podcast]

Q Do you ever wonder if the issues in your small groups ministry are unique to your environment? Q Are you curious to know if others are dealing with the same challenges? In this podcast, host Carolyn Taketa interviews special guest Amy Jackson where they survey the landscape of small groups ministry by looking at… [ Read More ]

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The Top 5 Podcasts of 2017

You have likely heard the adage leaders are learners and though the saying is clichéd I’ve found it to hold truth. Like many small group point people, I find myself challenged to grow and learn more and more.  One of the great things about a year coming to an end is all the yearend reviews. … [ Read More ]

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Steve Gladen: Maximizing Your Small Group Budget [Podcast]

Q Do you serve as a Small Group Point Person in your local church? Would you like to learn how to maximize your small group ministry budget for this new year? If your answer is yes, then you’ve come to the right place! In this exclusive Group Talk Podcast episode, host Carolyn Taketa interviews Pastor Steve… [ Read More ]

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Top 5 Sticky Issues in Small Groups [2 Part Series Podcast]

Are you dealing with any sticky issues within your small group ministry? If so, you’ve come to the right place! With more than 20 years of small groups ministry experience, Bill Search has led the discipleship charge in churches from the Midwest to California ranging in size from 1000 to 20,000. He’s a frequent contributor… [ Read More ]

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5 Small Shifts to Transform Your Small Group Ministry [Podcast]

Have you ever wished that there was a miracle formula for small groups ministry? A silver bullet that would guarantee that everyone in your church would be in a biblical Acts 2 kind of small group where people would grow to love God deeply, where lives would be radically transformed, the marginalized would be served,… [ Read More ]

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Doing Groups Ministry in a Multisite Context [Podcast]

Q Do you serve in a local church ministry? Are you a small group point person? Are you doing groups in a multisite context? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, then this Small Group Network podcast is for you as it will encourage and equip you regarding general ministry principles, leadership & groups in… [ Read More ]

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How to Launch New Groups and Find New Leaders [Podcast]

If we were to ask you, “what are your top 3 challenges in your small groups ministry?” One of your answers would probably be related to getting new leaders or starting new groups! Whether you are launching a new small groups ministry at your church or growing an existing one, it can only happen when you… [ Read More ]

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Leading from a Healthy Soul: How to Avoid Ministry Burnout [Podcast]

Q Are you feeling burnt-out as a ministry leader? Q Do you know other ministry leaders who are on the edge of burn-out? If so, you’ve come to the right place… The greatest gift you can give those you lead is your own healthy soul. So often, as pastors and Christian leaders, we get weary… [ Read More ]

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The Nuts & Bolts of Sermon-Based Curriculum for Small Groups [Podcast]

“What will our groups study?” This is a common question in groups ministry and one that is critically important in shaping the dynamics and discipleship process of a group. The sermon based model has been increasingly popular over the past decade and can be a valuable tool to helping groups get into Scripture with one… [ Read More ]

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Small Group Terminology: Reconsidering Common Terms Used in Groups Ministry [Podcast]

Words are powerful. As small group pastors and directors, a critical part of our role is to use words to shape vision, empower, encourage, and connect with people. But, is the terminology you are using in your ministry inadvertently creating barriers, limiting vision, and miscommunicating expectations? Andrew Mason is the Small Groups Pastor at Real Life Church… [ Read More ]

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