17 episodes

Be encouraged, equipped and empowered to help people grow as fully devoted followers of Jesus.

Group Life Podcast Willow Creek Community Church

    • Christianity

Be encouraged, equipped and empowered to help people grow as fully devoted followers of Jesus.

    Plights and Pitfalls of Small Group Leadership

    Plights and Pitfalls of Small Group Leadership

    Explore strategies and tools to grow as a leader and to help your people to flourish.

    • 1 hr
    Learning to Believe the Best

    Learning to Believe the Best

    At the very heart of the gospel, and our rescue is God’s grace and mercy. Yet we can find it so hard to demonstrate in our own lives. However, perhaps the person we find so hard to love is doing the best they can. Join Mandy Burbank as she explores the loving and legitimate discipline of believing that people are doing the best they can whilst establishing healthy boundaries. Discover that this perspective embraces sound theology and science rather than requiring mental gymnastics and the denial of realit

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Lessons For & From Marriage

    Lessons For & From Marriage

    How do we support people wherever they are on the spectrum of marital status? Everyone has a marital status – not everyone likes it.  It affects a group member’s life in different ways, in different seasons.  It can contribute to growing and thriving as fully devoted followers of Christ. For others, nothing could be further from the truth.  How can you help those who are thriving and those who are struggling?  Join Karis Reichert as she brings insight and clarity to this pivotal issue.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Connecting and Reconnecting People to Groups

    Connecting and Reconnecting People to Groups

    Is it inevitable that every group come with its own revolving door?   Disengaged people looking to leave the group.  Unconnected people looking to become a part of the group.  How can you catalyze the formation of new connections, protect existing ones and restore damaged relationships?  Join Jared Wilkins as he draws upon his experience and insight to explore the stages of development of every group. Then take your connection strategy to the next level by learning when to apply the tools that he share

    • 54 min
    Shifting Focus from Teaching to Learning

    Shifting Focus from Teaching to Learning

    A group leader who is a charismatic, humorous, persuasive and knowledgeable can be very engaging and motivating.  However, passive group members often retain little and apply even less to their lives.  A leader that chooses to facilitate people’s learning shifts the focus and ownership onto the learners.  They design opportunities and experiences for their group to ask and explore rather than to listen and absorb . . . and it can all begin with a simple shift from giving answers to asking more questio

    • 55 min
    What Alpha Taught me about Leading Small Groups

    What Alpha Taught me about Leading Small Groups

    Alpha is about sharing God’s love through friendship. Do this by listening well, taking interest, learning from everyone’s point of view, and affirming group members so they feel heard.

    • 10 min

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