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The Exponential Groups Podcast will help you Take the Guesswork Out of Groups. Each session will equip and inspire you to recruit more leaders, to form better groups, and to make more disciples. The host, Allen White, has over 30 years of ministry experience, but isn't longing for the good old days. Each episode will address common dilemmas in small group ministry and discipleship and offer practice solutions. Guests include regular pastors as well as experts such as Carl George, Steve Glade ...
 
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How do you multiply yourself? How do you multiply your church? Manna Church is well on the way to figuring that out. In this interview, Elliot Diaz, site pastor at Manna Church, explains how the church is multiplying churches across the U.S., multiplying campuses throughout their region, multiplying groups at each campus, multiplying small group le…
 
Steve Curran has been involved in leading small groups for more than 20 years. Currently, he is the Community Pastor at Compassion Christian Church, a multisite church in the Savannah, Georgia area, focusing on discipleship and groups ministry. Steve was in the Navy for 23 years and fought actual pirates off the coast of Somalia. He has served the …
 
We're back again this week with Reading Lenz and guest Chris High of Hoboken Grace for part 2 of the book E-Myth Revisted by Michael Gerber. In this episode we talk about organizational structure for the core team that will help you lead your group system. We'll also talk about the benefits of role descriptions. Click here to register for Small Gro…
 
We all want life change, but achieving it is hard. As Christians, we know we've got God's help. Jesus has made it possible. The Holy Spirit even lives inside us! And yet, too many Christians are stuck in the mud when it comes to life change. What's going on? Can things ever get better? Can my life ever turn the corner? Chip Ingram, teaching pastor …
 
This week we have on Lead Pastor Chris High of Hoboken Grace Community Church in Hoboken, NJ. Together we breakdown the book E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber. Join us as we share about our journey as a church plant in one of the densest cities in the United States and how this book helps guide our way towards a stronger small group system. Click …
 
Guest: Greg Anderson Greg is originally from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and has been in full-time church-based ministry since 1996 as a small group pastor, most recently at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale. He has been involved with SGN from the early days of its launch, and currently serves as the Southeast Regional Representative for the Small Gr…
 
Description: This month's guest is Peter Englert from Browncoft Church in Rochester, NY. Peter serves as the Adult Ministries Director and is a blogger for the Small Group Network. Together we tackle the book Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss a former FBI negotiator. Listen in as we share what we learned from the FBI to improve how we lead w…
 
Jay Kranda has served as the Online Pastor at Saddleback Church for over 10 years. Jay's experience uniquely qualified him to navigate ministry during the Coronavirus pandemic, but beyond that he has created a full fledged online community at Saddleback that will continue to well into the future. In this episode, you will learn how to create small …
 
Bio: Since 2017, Bart has been serving at Traders Point Christian Church, a multi-site congregation in Indianapolis, IN with 5 campuses, as their Lead Groups Minister, Campus Pastor for their 2000+ site, and on their Leadership Team. Prior to that, he ministered for 12 years as a Discipleship and Teaching pastor in Northern Indiana. Bart has served…
 
Abortion stats Top 10 SGN highlights of 2020 Pastor Rick's Sermon Notes https://grouptalksgn.libsyn.com/your-small-groups-role-against-racism https://grouptalksgn.libsyn.com/developing-an-anti-racist-culture-in-your-small-group 7 Civilities Listen with your eyes (don’t roll your eyes) acknowledge their view Sleep and hungry—know the right time Soci…
 
This month SGN's own Daniel Thomas joins the show to breakdown the book Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Edward Catmull. Edward is the co-founder of Pixar makes of hit movies such as Toy Story, Monster Inc. Finding Nemo and much more. In this episode we will touch on topics of embracing cha…
 
Dr. Warren Bird is one of the foremost experts on megachurches and is the author of 33 books. In the 2020 Megachurch Report, small groups were at the forefront of the church's growth, service, and giving. Warren explains the implications of these findings in this episode.By Allen White
 
This short pre-episode is a brief explainer for the Exponential Groups Podcast. This podcast is designed to help you Take the Guesswork Out of Groups. In each episode you will discover effective ways to recruit more leaders, form better groups, and make more disciples. I am Allen White has been a pastor for over 30 years and have coached over 1,500…
 
How engaged is your senior pastor in the small groups ministry? When senior leadership is on board and talking often about groups from the platform, the church is likely to make groups a higher priority and will have more groups, more leaders, and more impact on discipleship. So how do you get your senior pastor more engaged? What are some practica…
 
This month Erin Burton from Downtown Community Church in Jersey City, NJ stops by to breakdown the book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Tune in as we share how we can best lead and care for the introverts in our small group communities. Lighting Round Books: The Power of Proximity: Moving Beyond Awar…
 
It’s that time of year when we look forward to new possibilities. Some call them “resolutions.” At some point as 2020 wraps up and we look forward it’s natural to consider how the next year could be different. How can we grow, deepen, and develop? Bill offers “Ten Commitment” that with spur on new personal and professional growth.…
 
Since 2014, Peter Clow has served as a bi-vocational Discipleship Pastor at Emmanuel Baptist Church in New Hampshire. He oversees the small groups ministry and also serves on the Senior Leadership Pastoral team, assisting in the teaching and preaching, and in the growth and vision of the church. Peter is an Air Force veteran who works full-time for…
 
Show Notes: This month on Reading Lenz we cover Tribe by Sebastian Junger. Join us as we learn how modernity is affecting community. Our guest Tommy Carreras from Mission Ventura will be with us helping break down this fantastic book. Former Shows Referenced: Extreme Ownership Canoeing the Mountain Lighting Round References: Mission's Change Worksh…
 
Topic: Here are some questions we address in this episode: What is learning theory and how does it apply to small groups? What needs to be in place for group learning to be effective? How do you tailor curriculum and leadership training to different generations and various types of learners? Guest: Josh Rose, PhD Josh Rose has led small groups for …
 
This month on Reading Lenz we cover Canoeing the Mountain by Tod Bolsinger. Join us as we learn how to navigate uncharted territory of small group ministry. To help carry the canoe over the mountain, this week's guest Small Group Network's own Northeast Regional Leader Kiersten Telzerow. Kiersten is also the Groups Director at National Community Ch…
 
The leadership journey requires a clear destination, otherwise we aren’t on a journey we’re just wandering around. Small groups have always been portrayed as an integral part of making discipleship. But what does that even mean? We use words like, “disciple” and “discipleship” but most of the time it’s surrounded by haze. It’s cluttered with feelin…
 
Dr. David Wang is a licensed psychologist and associate professor of psychology and pastoral counseling at the Rosemead School of Psychology, at Biola University. He is the editor of the Journal of Psychology and Theology and serves on the editorial board for Spirituality in Clinical Practice (an APA journal). He also leads research funded by the J…
 
New Online Small Group Course 2021 Training Events Saddleback Small Groups SOCIOLOGIST STUDY: Following the turn of the century, sociologist Chaeyoon Lim, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison, and his associate, political scientist Robert Putnam, Ph.D., Harvard University, demonstrated that religious people are more satisfied with their lives …
 
This month on Reading Lenz we are covering the book Extreme Ownership by two former Navy SEALS, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. Jocko and Leif share their experiences and leadership lessons learned on the most violent battlefields of Iraq. To help break down this book and prepare you for the battlefields you face in ministry, this week's guest is Ste…
 
Guests: Nick & Marjorie Allan, pastors at The Well Sheffield, England and authors of the new book The XYZ of Discipleship: Understanding and Reaching Generations Y & Z. Nick and Marjorie have served churches in England for more than 20 years. With their hearts for the younger generation, they share their experiences investing in tomorrow’s leaders.…
 
We talk with the authors of a compelling new book, "Leading Small Groups that Thrive: Five Shifts to take your group to the next level." Based on extensive research, this book provides insights and practical how-tos on building small groups that are healthy, effective, and transformational. https://thrivinggroups.com/ Jason Sniff is the pastor of s…
 
This month's Reading Lenz features an insightful discussion regarding the modern classic "Daring Greatly" by Dr. Brene Brown. Host Nick Lenzi joins special guests Carolyn Taketa and Andrew Camp to discuss how the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we run our small groups. Other book talk episodes with Nick, Carolyn, and Andrew: Free to Foc…
 
TOPIC: With so many churches still unable to host large gatherings in person, creating a robust online training is both a necessity and a wise strategy. So what are the elements of an effective online training model? Will Johnston is from the Chicago-area and, after graduating from Wheaton College with a degree in theology, moved to Washington DC a…
 
Guidelines for Getting Together For Saddleback Church Small Groups Gathering together in large groups is still in the future. The natural question at this stage of the COVID-19 crisis is, "Can we begin to gather in small groups?" Sadly, infections are currently increasing at a rapid rate. Our recommendation is that you will continue to meet online …
 
TOPIC: What’s next for our small groups ministries? How do we go from all the uncertainty of this time - "here" - and move to where we want to go -“there?” How do we hold tight to the mission and values while reimagining groups in this new normal context? Guest: Ben Reed is a Pastor at Mission Community Church just outside of Phoenix, AZ. At Missio…
 
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