The Group Answers Podcast is a weekly show designed to resource, train, and encourage small group leaders. Each episode considers current trends and resources as well as timeless truths and methods of discipleship. It is hosted by Brian Daniel, a Bible study expert from the Lifeway Groups Ministry Team, and Chris Surratt, the discipleship and small group specialist at Lifeway and author of Small Groups for the Rest of Us and Leading Small Groups.
Group Answers Episode 258: Haley Malone
On this episode of Group Answers, Brian and Chris talk to Haley Malone, the Groups Director at First Baptist Church Orlando.
Bio: Haley Malone grew up in South Florida and attended Florida State University earning a degree in mathematics education. For her this was a way of intentionally connecting with the next generation. Her time in Tallahassee led her to a plant church (City Church Tallahassee) where she served as the Guest Connection/Next Steps Volunteer and small group leader. Upon graduation she started working at a local high school teaching Algebra, coaching volleyball and continuing to serve at her church. These three things brought her great community and her now Husband, Ryne. They moved to Orlando and Haley continued to coach volleyball and teach math at a Christian school that is closely affiliated with First Orlando. She spent 5 years in the classroom and on the volleyball sidelines before stepping into full time student ministry. She now has 3 children, ages 6, 4 and 5 months, and she has served as the Managing Director of Adult Groups at First Orlando for the last 2 years.
Group Answers Episode 257: Launching Into the Fall
On this episode of Group Answers, Brian and Chris talk about what it takes to launch groups in the fall, and how recent national trends of lagging engagement in groups should make us think differently about how we approach discipleship.
Group Answers Episode 256: What Every New Leader Needs to Know
On this episode of Group Answers, Brian and Chris talk about Brian’s recent trip to Portland, and how a conversation with a local church about how they do discipleship changed some of this thinking on the topic.
Group Answers Episode 255: Ryan James on Integrating New People into Groups
On this episode of Group Answers, Brian and Chris talk to Pastor Ryan James, from LongHollow Baptist Church, about how they integrate new people into their Life Groups and Discipleship Groups.
Group Answers Episode 254: On-campus vs Off-campus Groups
On this episode of Group Answers, Brian and Chris welcome Rob Tims back to the podcast to discuss the pros and cons of on-campus and off-campus groups.
Group Answers Episode 253: Group Opportunities Through Migration
On this episode of Group Answers, Brian and Chris talk to Ken Braddy about group trends, including the migration of people around the country and what that means for churches.
Leaders Need Leaders Too
Guys, I can’t thank you enough for your podcast. As a new lay leader of our church’s group and Sunday School ministries, I’m finding a wealth of great information by listening to you and your guests. I especially like the openness and vulnerability of your guests as they share personal testimonies of their ministries. Please keep up the great work. A personal request is to include podcasts for the ministry lay leaders (not the small group leaders), on how ministry leaders can invest in and train group leaders in areas that are needed and how we can increase and grow the number of small groups in our church. God bless.
Loved the enneagram episodes! I am listening for the second time now that I know my number. Thanks for my new obsession!
Episode #127: Just finished your episode on Spiritual Practices. The introduction seemed long to me. You could get into the main content sooner. Other than that your podcast was great.