In each episode you will discover effective ways to recruit more leaders, form better groups, and make more disciples. Guests to this monthly podcast will include small group and discipleship experts like Carl George, Dr. Warren Bird, Steve Gladen, Mark Howell, Dr. Bill Donahue, Bill Willits, Chris Surratt, as well as some pastors you've never heard of who are doing some amazing things with small groups and discipleship.
Larry Osborne on Sermon-based Groups, Being Culturally Relevant, But Remaining Politically Neutral
Larry Osborne shares about his start at North Coast Church and the innovations that have occurred over the last 40 years including video venues, sermon-based groups, and being "sticky." Larry gives insights on using culturally relevant group methods rather than imports from other countries. He also cautions pastors about preaching politics and become "Switzerland" in your church.
Lance Witt on Staying Healthy in the Ministry and Measuring What Matters in Ministry
In this episode, Lance and Allen discuss the relationship between numbers and success in ministry. For some Easter attendance was a disappointment, so what does that say about the pastor? Beyond that how do pastors stay healthy and motivated in ministry and avoid crashing and burning. Lance gives helpful advice on managing yourself and caring for your sole.
Lance is the founder of REPLENISH ministries. Replenish is dedicated to helping people in ministry live and lead from a healthy soul. Along with speaking and consulting Lance does Life Plans, individual life coaching, and team development. Lance has a brand new book called Your ONE Life: Own it, Live it, Love it. He is also the author of Replenish and High Impact Teams. Lance served 20 years as a senior pastor before serving 7 years as an Executive/ Teaching pastor at Saddleback Church in Southern California. He led Saddleback’s Spiritual Growth Campaigns, such as 40 Days of Purpose and 40 Days of Community.
Lance has been married to his wife Connie for 43 years and they have two married children and four beautiful granddaughters.
Michel Hendricks on Half Brained Christianity and the role of Neuroscience in Making Disciples
Michel Hendricks discusses a neurological and theological approach to becoming more like Christ. While not ignoring the rational, left side of the brain, Michel shares how the right side of the brain is where character develops through the four elements of joy, hesed, group identity, and healthy correction. He is co-author of The Other Half of Church.
Heather Zempel on Developing Leaders and Making Disciples
Heather Zempel, Discipleship Pastor and Ministries Director at National Community Church in Washington, DC, discusses recruiting and developing small group leaders, making disciples, and raising the value of groups with busy and important people.
Small Group Restart Part 5
In this fifth and final session, Allen White shares what is working and what is not working with starting small groups in the new normal. For more information about the Small Group Restart: https://allenwhite.org/restart
Small Group Restart Part 4 - Getting People into Groups
In this session, Allen White shares effective ways to connect people into small groups in the new normal of life and ministry. For more information about the Small Group Restart: https://allenwhite.org/restart