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Group Talk

Dec 1, 2021

In each "Inside Saddleback" Group Talk Podcast episode, we feature 4 unique segments:  Saddleback Scoop, Network Nugget, Leadership Learning and the Trending Topic. In this exciting new episode, we cover the following insightful topics:
Saddleback Scoop: Get ready for 2022--DiscipleMAKING
Group Launch (onramp)—DiscipleMAKING
- Is it small group or discipleship?
- Cost of DiscipleMaking
CL Launch--Retreat
SGPP Vision—focus TRUST—Truth, resilience, Unity, Stewardship, Teachability
Network Nugget: Lobby Gathering 2022
Our personal look back of the SGN this year
Physical Lobby Gathering February 22 to 24, 2022
- 15 Year Anniversary
- New Format: Tracks—New, Veterans, church size
- 2 challenge talks for groups you aren’t thinking about
ATTAIN (for small group leaders)  launching 2022 in DC, Nashville, Dallas and Hawaii
SGN Ideas Book
Leadership Learning: 6 questions to survive attackers (within and outside)
- What do you do when supporters are your enemies?
- 6 questions to ask to survive attackers—2022 will bring tons!
- Who am I looking to for support? 
- Have I prayed about the problem? 
- Have I thanked God for the solution? 
Trending Topic: 2 acts of Leadership
2 Duties of Leadership—Clarify Purpose and Saying Thank You
- Why Gratitude is important?
- How to show Gratitude
2022 Lobby Gathering
Gratitude improves your brain and physical health
Gratitude creates happiness
Gratitude helps you sleep better
Gratitude is the antidote to toxic emotions
Gratitude improves relationships
Gratitude opens the door to people and opportunities
Gratitude is the evidence of maturity
Gratitude pleases God and brings his blessing
How to show Gratitude
Be Specific
Using a name says you are important. 48 times Nehemiah uses a personal name. You are important.
Focus on the details of what they have done. What you did was important.
Be Sensitive
Move past the surface and the heart. Recognize the heart when you notice their character. Humility, generosity
Be searching
Reminder to do it. We get too busy. We think more about how I should be appreciated. If you are unappreciated, appreciate someone.
Studies show you get new energy and happiness when you appreciate someone!