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.
INSIDE SADDLEBACK: 4 Consequences You Need to Avoid!
READING LENZ - How FBI Negotiations Apply to Small Groups
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 Blood by John Perkins
Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation by Latasha Morrison
Next Month's Reading Lenz Book:
E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber
LEADERSHIP JOURNEY: Christian Essentials w/ John Dickerson
Small Group Network Events
HERE TO THERE: Digital Disciple Making
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 groups and is now at a church of 10K+ with 450 small groups. He’s also a certified life coach and trained in 3DM discipleship ministry.
Traders Point Christian Church Resources
National survey from Disciplship.org and Exponential on the state of discipleship in the U.S: https://discipleship-org.s3.amazonaws.com/text/ebooks/Final+2020_National_Study_Report.pdf?ck_subscriber_id=134266632
Lobby Conference - Feb 23-24 2021
INSIDE SADDLEBACK: 3 Areas for Your Groups to Shine in Today’s Culture
Abortion stats Top 10 SGN highlights of 2020 Pastor Rick's Sermon Notes https://grouptalksgn.libsyn.com/your-small-groups-role-against-racism https://grouptalksgn.libsyn.com/developing-an-anti-racist-culture-in-your-small-group
Listen with your eyes (don’t roll your eyes) acknowledge their view Sleep and hungry—know the right time Social media news vs. Good news Neither side may trivialize or dismiss the concerns of the other. Neither side should define the “other” according to one single characteristic or identity marker. Both sides should aim to help each other understand their own experience and perspective using a type of speech (words and tone) that can be heard by the other. Both sides should accept the fundamental ground rule of life in a free society: the essence of liberty is the right to be different and to act wrongly in the eyes of others—you will need to agree to disagree.
Reading Lenz: What Pixar Teaches Us About Small Groups
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 honesty and candor.
Next Month's Book:
Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss
Customer ReviewsSee All
Thank you for sharing your heart Steve!
I’ve been listening to this podcast for a while now. I really enjoy hearing different voices share different angles and perspectives regarding small groups and leadership. I just listened to the latest episode of “Inside Saddleback” with Steve Gladen. He talked about “3 Areas for Your Groups to Shine in Today’s Culture.”
I just wanted to reach out and say what an amazing job you did Steve! I was listening to it on my walk this morning. I’m really not sure which part stood out the most to me but I was feeling it the whole way through.
Thank you for sharing your heart and experiences with us. And for saying some tough love stuff that needed to be said. Well done bro!!
Anyway. I hope this is encourages you to hear and know that you have encouraged me and many many others out there in small groups land. God bless Steve! Hope to see you again very soon
Fun & insightful podcast!
I love this podcast! It’s real, raw & informative regarding all things small group ministry! Host Carolyn Taketa is a small group master-sage & has an incredible ability to draw gold nuggets of wisdom out of her guests. The producer - Jason, seems like a real nice guy & I always like it when he appears at the end.
Thank you for providing this podcast! We are a newer church and are starting up small groups for the first time. This podcast has been such a great resource! Thank you!!!