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The Small Groups in the Wesleyan Way podcast is where we are all about going beyond curriculum, beyond programs, beyond best practices to recover and learn from our Wesleyan roots and to explore the foundations for small groups that produce disciples of Jesus Christ who in turn disciple others. Hosted by Scott Hughes, Director of Adult Discipleship, and Steve Manskar, Director of Wesleyan Leadership and Covenant Discipleship for Discipleship Ministries of the United Methodist Church

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    • 4.6, 12 Ratings

The Small Groups in the Wesleyan Way podcast is where we are all about going beyond curriculum, beyond programs, beyond best practices to recover and learn from our Wesleyan roots and to explore the foundations for small groups that produce disciples of Jesus Christ who in turn disciple others. Hosted by Scott Hughes, Director of Adult Discipleship, and Steve Manskar, Director of Wesleyan Leadership and Covenant Discipleship for Discipleship Ministries of the United Methodist Church

    Interview with the Rev. Tex Sample

    Interview with the Rev. Tex Sample

    When Trinity United Methodist Church in Kansas City needed to raise $50,000 for much-needed repairs to their historic building, the congregation of 75 found themselves facing a big challenge. The Rev. Tex Sample shares with Ken Sloane the journey of Trinity's capital campaign.

    • 29 min
    How to Start Small Groups: Interview with Rachel Gilmore

    How to Start Small Groups: Interview with Rachel Gilmore

    In this session, we hear from Rachel Gilmore, Director of Recruiting, Assessing, and Training for Community Engagement and Church Planting at Discipleship Ministries. Rachel, also a former church planter, will cover a wide range of topics including in-home versus at-church small groups, the connection between worship and small groups, and the various roles within small groups. To participate in the online course for free, visit smallgroups.umcdiscipleship.org.

    • 34 min
    How to Start Small Groups: Interview with Motoe Yamada Foor

    How to Start Small Groups: Interview with Motoe Yamada Foor

    People inside and outside of our churches are hungering for places that feel smaller and offer welcome, connection, and belonging. Small groups offer that and so much more. In this session, we will hear a unique perspective from Rev. Motoe Yamada Foor who serves at the Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church, the Garden Church. Pastor Motoe will help us explore the essential elements of a small groups and casting a vision for small groups among other important ideas. To participate in the online course for free, visit smallgroups.umcdiscipleship.org.

    • 22 min
    How to Start Small Groups: Interview with Mark Youngman and Joy Dodge

    How to Start Small Groups: Interview with Mark Youngman and Joy Dodge

    People inside and outside of our churches are hungering for places that feel smaller and offer welcome, connection, and belonging. Small groups offer that and so much more. In this session, Mark Youngman and Joy Dodge of Providence United Methodist Church help us explore the big “why” of small group ministry. To participate in the online course for free, visit http://smallgroups.umcdiscipleship.org.

    • 31 min
    How to Start Small Groups: Interview with Brad Kalajainen

    How to Start Small Groups: Interview with Brad Kalajainen

    In this session, we will hear from Pastor Brad Kalajainen, the author of "How to Start Small Groups" which serves as our main text for this course. Kalajainen highlights the role of small groups in pastoral care and growing disciples and leaders within the church. To participate in the online course for free, visit http://smallgroups.umcdiscipleship.org.

    • 24 min
    Episode 64: Interview with Christine Hides

    Episode 64: Interview with Christine Hides

    Scott interviews Christine Hides who is a deacon in the Northern Illinois Annual Conference, the Director of Christian Education at Kenilworth Union Church, and a blogger at www.christinevhides.com. Scott and Christine explore the positives and challenges of online small groups.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

RWiggi ,

Great Small Groups Podcast

This podcast provides a solid balance of theory and praxis. It discusses historic Methodism and the rich heritage we have in growing disciples through small groups, how that ties into our baptismal vows and the theology of the church, and how we can implement Wesley’s teachings today. It also features helpful interviews with congregational and denominational leaders in the UMC on how they have implemented small groups, lessons learned, and best practices.

osias segura ,

Small groups Wesleyan way

Excellent podcasts on small groups from a Wesleyan perspective. Thanks so much for this effort!

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