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Group Talk


Oct 6, 2021

In each "inside Saddleback" Group Talk Podcast episode, we feature four 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: New Fall Group Launch Ideas
  • Group Launch
    • Rick's email
    • Customizable Campuses
      • each of the 19 campuses doing their own October emphasis.
      • Felt need THEN find curriculum--relevant
  • Community Group Launch
    • 5 modules
      • Module One: Being an Intentional Shepherd
      • Module Two: Intentional Shepherding and Spiritual Presence
      • Module Three: Graceful Conversations
      • Module Four: Asking Insightful and Inspired Questions
      • Module Five: Resources to help you
    • All Day training at the Ranch
  • SGP Growth
    • New Leadership Development Pathway
    • Listen to Reading Lenz….
Network Nugget: Networking 101
  • Virtual Lobby is Back! Leadership Development (October 7th)
    • Go through each speaker
    • Go over the breakouts
  • smallgroupnetwork.com/virtuallobby
  • New course to follow: Leadership Essentials (share details)
  • Physical Lobby February 22 to 24, 2022. 
    • 15 Year Anniversary—everyone attending gets our commemorative coin
    • New Format: Tracks—New, Veterans, church size
    • 2 challenge talks for groups you aren’t thinking about
Leadership Learning: Dreams Post Pandemic
  • How to Manage a God Give Dream coming out of the pandemic. 
  • Develop disciplined
  • Choose Service to serve others
  • Remember who owns the dream
  • Learn to forgive
  • Tests and Responses
  • What to do at the point of change—retreat or move forward
  • Plan for the future 
  • Dream Inhibitors
    • 3 Trends Shaping the Post-Pandemic Church
    • Feel like 2021 has been harder than 2020 on you as a leader? You're right. Here's why
Trending Topic: The Bible is Hot!
  • Uncertainty and Unrest Cause Major Shifts. From the online church revolution, to socially-distanced small groups, the landscape of Christian faith and worship in America has been deeply disrupted in the past year…in a good way! The strain of the ongoing pandemic and civil unrest in our nation continues to alter every aspect of life including personal relationships, church participation, and engagement with Scripture.

 However, despite the troubles we are experiencing, there are signs of hope and great opportunity when it comes to the Bible.
  • Great opportunity for 40 Days in the Word—January 2022!!!! LINK
Show Notes:
Pastor Rick's Email
Reading Lenz 
Virtual Lobby 
Lobby Gathering 2022
3 Trends Shaping the Post-Pandemic Church 
Feel like 2021 has been harder than 2020 on you as a leader? You're right. Here's why
40 Days in the Word
Bonus: Was Sodom Destroyed by a Meteor?