Group Talk

Group Talk

Group Talk is a podcast created by the Small Group Network (SGN) as a way to provide support, inspiration and information so no small group point person stands alone.... Show More

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February 24, 2021 43 min
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 within our lives, leadership, and small groups.   Lightning Round Reads:   One...
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February 10, 2021 39 min
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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 in smaller, midsize churches with Sunday school models as well as small group...

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  • Pastor Rick's Sermon Notes
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  • Sleep and hungry—know the right time
  • Social media news vs. Good news
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    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 change, seeking the best in your small groups, perfectionism, and the importance of ...
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    Bill discusses author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’s newest book and how to have a much better 2021.

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    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 practical steps you can take to align the groups' ministry with your senior leadership?

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    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 Awareness to Action  We Should Get Together: The Secret to Cultivating Better ...
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    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.

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    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 BAE Systems, a leading defense and aerospace company as a manufacturing supervisor....
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    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 Workshop (Michael Dye's recovery content)  ► missionventura.com/ch...
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    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 nearly 20 years and has served as a small groups pastor for 15 years. He cur...
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    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 Church in our nation's capital.       
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    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 feeling and impressions but without strong definition. Where did we even get the “D" wo...

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    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 John Templeton Foundation and the Lilly Foundation investigating the spiritual and ch...

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