Group Talk: Rethinking Small Group Multiplication with Brian Phipps

by Jay Daniell

Small Group multiplication, that is, launching new Small Groups from within groups that already exist, is a very tough nut to crack. But it can be done and for some churches it is the best and/or only way to grow the Small Group Ministry.

But why is it so difficult?  Shouldn’t all groups want to multiply? Is group multiplication working for anyone?

Meet Brian Phipps.  Brian is the “Grow Pastor” at Westside Family Church in Kansas City.  He also serves as the South Central Regional Leader for the Small Group Network.  Brian is successfully shifting the DNA of his Small Group Ministry to one where group multiplication is normal, even anticipated.

On Thursday, January 12, at 12 noon Central Time, Brian and I will be discussing the process he has developed to create an atmosphere of leader development and deployment from within his Small Groups.  Brian will even share his specific strategy for beginning such a ministry.

We would love to have you join us on this one hour free conference call, simply dial into the conference number, enter the access code and enjoy the discussion.  If possible, please avoid internet based phone services.

We would love to answer all your specific questions concerning group multiplication, so please, email your questions to me in advance or during the call at

Conference Call Details:

Date: Thursday, January 12th

Time:  1:00 PM (ET); 12 Noon (CT); 11:00 AM (MT); 10:00 AM (PT)

Dial-in-number:  1-218-936-4141

Participant Access Code:  24247

Jay Daniell is the SGN Director and Host for Group Talk

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5 Responses to Group Talk: Rethinking Small Group Multiplication with Brian Phipps

  1. Steve Kersten says:

    Can a small group multiplication strategy suggest that the asisitant host start a new small group and invite any interested members from his/her present group to join the new group?

  2. Carmen Boyd says:

    Is there a way to access the content of this conference call on small group multiplication? This one slipped by me and yet this is one topic that we find a great challenge.
    Thanks for your help in advance.
    Carmen Boyd

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