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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.

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    • Christianity
    • 4.8 • 43 Ratings

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.

    READING LENZ: Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging with Tommy Carreras

    READING LENZ: Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging with Tommy Carreras

    Show Notes:
     
    This month on Reading Lenz we cover Tribe by Sebastian Junger. Join us as we learn how modernity is affecting community. Our guest Tommy Carreras from Mission Ventura will be with us helping break down this fantastic book.
     
    Former Shows Referenced:
     
    Extreme Ownership
    Canoeing the Mountain
     


    Lighting Round References:
     
    Mission's Change Workshop (Michael Dye's recovery content) 
    ► missionventura.com/changeworkshop

     
    Unhindered: Aligning the Story of Your Heart
    ► https://www.amazon.com/Unhindered-Aligning-Story-Your-Heart/dp/1950718743

    • 44 min
    LEADERSHIP JOURNEY: Dealing with Leadership Challenges in the Covid Era

    LEADERSHIP JOURNEY: Dealing with Leadership Challenges in the Covid Era

    SHOW NOTES:
    Kids Small Groups

    • 22 min
    HERE TO THERE: How Do Leaders and Groups Learn Best? w/ Josh Rose, PhD

    HERE TO THERE: How Do Leaders and Groups Learn Best? w/ Josh Rose, PhD

    Topic: 
    Here are some questions we address in this episode: 
    What is learning theory and how does it apply to small groups? What needs to be in place for group learning to be effective? How do you tailor curriculum and leadership training to different generations and various types of learners? 
     
    Guest: Josh Rose, PhD  
     
    Josh Rose has led small groups for nearly 20 years and has served as a small groups pastor for 15 years. He currently serves as Group Life Pastor at Rush Creek Church, a multi-site church in the DFW area and also serves on Rush Creek’s strategic leadership team. In addition, Josh serves as an adjunct professor of Christian Education at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Dallas Baptist University, and B.H. Carroll Theological Institute. Recently, Josh began a new part-time role at Southwestern Seminary as Program Director for the new Doctor of Education degree.
     
     
    SHOW NOTES 
    6 Habits of Groups That Actually Learn ((6) min or less vlogs)
    https://rushcreek.org/six-habits-of-groups/
    6 Habits of Groups That Actually Learn (part 1 is (20) min podcast, part 2 is bite-sized, application only from part 1 (8) minutes or less)
    https://rushcreekgroups.podbean.com/

    • 37 min
    INSIDE SADDLEBACK: 4 Ways to Reset for 2021

    INSIDE SADDLEBACK: 4 Ways to Reset for 2021

    Courses
    Conferences
    Crisis Fatigue Article
     

    • 35 min
    READING LENZ: Canoeing the Mountain w/ Kiersten Telzerow

    READING LENZ: Canoeing the Mountain w/ Kiersten Telzerow

    This month on Reading Lenz we cover Canoeing the Mountain by Tod Bolsinger. Join us as we learn how to navigate uncharted territory of small group ministry.
     
    To help carry the canoe over the mountain, this week's guest Small Group Network's own Northeast Regional Leader Kiersten Telzerow. Kiersten is also the Groups Director at National Community Church in our nation's capital.   
     
     

    • 42 min
    LEADERSHIP JOURNEY: The Problem of Discipleship

    LEADERSHIP JOURNEY: The Problem of Discipleship

    The leadership journey requires a clear destination, otherwise we aren’t on a journey we’re just wandering around. Small groups have always been portrayed as an integral part of making discipleship. But what does that even mean? We use words like, “disciple” and “discipleship” but most of the time it’s surrounded by haze. It’s cluttered with feeling and impressions but without strong definition. Where did we even get the “D" word? As we explore the development of the term we’ll ask ourselves if this is the best we can do?
    Small Group Network Events

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

dolson123456789 ,

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.

dpolla8 ,

Great info!

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!!!

TaylorKennedy ,

Very Helpful

I love the podcasts! It is helpful to hear how other people are dealing with some of the issues I have encountered. Pairing this with the SGN facebook page leaves me with few unanswered questions or things to think about. I would love to see the number of these increase over time!

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