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Small Groups vs Support Groups: What’s the Difference? Part 1 [Podcast]

 

What is the difference between small groups and support groups? How do we care for the people in our small groups in ways that are healthy without becoming therapists for them? How do we keep small groups on track for their intended purpose? If you or anyone on your team is wrestling with these questions, you’ve come to the right place!

headshot Jon NotoJon Noto serves as Community Life Pastor at one of Willow Creek Community Church’s regional campuses. Jon coordinates discipleship and pastoral care, bringing his insights as a therapist to unite both ministries. Prior to serving at Willow Creek, Jon was a clinical therapist in a variety of settings, including Christian private practice and community mental health. Jon also writes for a number of online publications including the Small Group Network, smallgroups.com, along with his own website, theunwavering.com

In this month’s “Group Talk” podcast, Host Carolyn Taketa asks Jon the following questions and more in this exciting interview…

  • How would you define a support group?
  • How can small groups help people differently than support groups can?
  • What do support groups do well that we can apply to small groups?

Just click the play button at the top of this post to enjoy this insightful discussion! To subscribe to our Group Talk Podcast, click HERE

 

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Derek Olson

Derek is a coffee snob from Seattle who is passionate about Biblical community! He first began leading small groups as a youth pastor in 2004 and has had the privilege of doing so ever since in multiple ministry settings around the country. Derek is honored to serve as Communications Team Leader of the Small Group Network