Category Archives: Group Talk

Group Talk…Dealing with Discouragement

We all face discouragement from time to time.  And it comes in many forms from numerous angles in our lives and ministry.  The July GroupTalk will help each of us take a “check-up from the neck up” concerning discouragement. Freedom … Continue reading

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Group Talk! Rethinking Leadership Development

Welcome to the summer grind.  It always seems like summer is a time to catch your breath in ministry. But alas, it is really the time to be preparing for the next season including developing your Small Group Leadership Team.  … Continue reading

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Group Talk! Planning for a successful group launch

It’s Springtime; which means it’s time to plan for Fall. Let GroupTalk help you with as you begin to look toward the upcoming fall Small Group season. We all know that “back to school” also means “back to church” for … Continue reading

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Group Talk: Creating your own in-house curriculum

One of the most frequently asked questions in Small Group Network Huddles is, “What curriculum are you using?”  And rightfully so!  It is important to every Small Group practitioner that their groups are using curriculum that is engaging, yet not … Continue reading

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Group Talk: 3 of the Greatest Emerging Trends in Small Group Ministry

We are all drawn to the latest and greatest ideas concerning Small Groups.  So let’s step back and take a macro look at what has been happening from the vantage point of one of the most knowledgeable and respected and … Continue reading

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Group Talk: 4 Things I wish I’d learned earlier in ministry with Steve Gladen

by Jay Daniell Steve Gladen is well known as the Small Groups Pastor of Saddleback Church in Southern California.  He has been at the helm of developing a ministry currently supporting over 4000 Small Groups.  Needless to say, Steve has … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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