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?

headshot - largeAndrew Mason is the Small Groups Pastor at Real Life Church in Sacramento, CA and the founder of SmallGroupChurches.com. Andrew also serves as the Small Group Network’s NorCal Regional Leader and has started multiple “Huddles.” Listen to this engaging conversation between Host Carolyn Taketa and Andrew as they tackle common words (e.g., leader, coach, training) used in Small Group ministries and examine the intended and unintended consequences of those words!

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Derek Olson

Derek loves espresso, the outdoors, building teams & enjoying community with the family of God! He has been active in small group ministry since 2004 & serves as Pastor of Network Development at Saddleback Church.