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Group Talk

Dec 10, 2018

Guest: Reid Smith

Topic: How did you do? Year-end review of your church, ministry, and self.

  • Why reflect on the past year what to evaluate?
  • Measuring progress - hard versus soft data
  • How do you know if group life and community is in the culture of the church?
  • What are some measures to evaluate the fruit of your groups...

Nov 19, 2018

Everyone enters a new small group with spoken and unspoken expectations. Small group agreements or covenants are a helpful tool to discuss and establish the primary goals of the group as well as important guidelines for group members. We will discuss the process of establishing an agreement and the essential elements...

Oct 15, 2018

This month's group talk podcast features an insightful discussion regarding the book "The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters" by Priya Parker. Host Carolyn Taketa joins joins special guests Nick Lenzi (Dinner Group Director) & Andrew Camp (Former chef) to discuss the art of gathering.


Andrew Camp is...

Sep 18, 2018

Topic: A question we frequently field from our small group leaders is, "What should we study?" There is an overwhelming range of materials and topics to choose from and it is critical to choose curriculum wisely. What a group chooses to study has a significant impact on group dynamics and spiritual growth. On this...

Aug 13, 2018

This month, we take a look inside one of the most innovative "teaching churches" in America, National Community Church in Washington DC. They are well-known for establishing "Free market groups," semester-based groups, and effectively reaching millennials in a transitory urban environment.

Guest: Laura Holland