20 Things Your Small Groups Can Do Virtually Together [Podcast]

PART #1 – 5 Ways to Keep Community Vibrant through COVID-19 PART #2 – 5 Ways to Launch Online Small Groups NOW during COVID-19 PART #3 – 10 Checkpoints to Know if Your Small Group Ministry is Healthy during COVID-19 PART #4 – So You Launched Online Small Groups, Now What? PART #5 – Protecting Your Mental Health & […]

Top 10 Podcast Episodes of 2019

In 2019 we’ve seen over 147,280 all-time podcast downloads to date! Join the thousands of other small group point people who have subscribed to our “Group Talk” podcast which you can find on iHeart Radio, Spotify, Google Play, Apple’s podcast app or linked below on our podcast page . A big thank you to our Host Carolyn Taketa, our Producer […]

7 Ways to Supplement Your Small Group Ministry

Start a “Huddle” this month & receive FREE swag! “Huddles” are like small groups for small group point people & are found all over the world! Upon registering your Huddle online, we will mail you official SGN swag & one of our leaders will follow up with you to provide you with all the support […]

Rick Warren: Small Groups & the Coming Societal Trends (Part 1)

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/9508130/height/60/theme/standard/thumbnail/no/direction/forward/” height=”60″ width=”100%” placement=”top” theme=”standard”] Pastor Rick Warren was this year’s keynote speaker at the “Lobby Gathering,” one of the nation’s premier small group training events. To listen to part 1 of this 2 part exclusive podcast, just click the play button above to enjoy this insightful discussion! To subscribe to our Group Talk […]

Identifying and Recruiting New Leaders [Podcast]

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/9165350/height/360/theme/standard/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/” height=”360″ width=”100%” placement=”top” theme=”standard”] A panel discussion on how to overcome the typical barriers of getting new leaders, and how to identify, invite, and recruit new people to lead groups. Group Talk Podcast Panelists: Bill Search – Author of “Essential Guide for Small Group Leaders” and “Simple Small Groups” and serves as Executive […]

Small Groups For Singles [Podcast]

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/8772731/height/26/theme/standard-mini/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/” height=”26″ width=”100%” placement=”top” theme=”mini”] Between people marrying at older ages or never marrying, co-habitation, and divorce rates, there is a large increasing population of singles in our churches spanning several decades. Yet, singles often report feeling lonely, isolated, or stigmatized in the church which typically focus on marriages and families. So how can we serve […]

Steve Gladen: Making Key Decisions for Critical Impact [PODCAST]

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/8409515/height/26/theme/standard-mini/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/” height=”26″ width=”100%” placement=”top” theme=”mini”] This podcast focuses on some key decisions that will have a critical impact on shaping the values, strategies, and culture of your groups ministry for years to come.  Steve is the Global Pastor of Small Groups at Saddleback Church since 1998. He oversees the strategic launch and development of over […]

Top 5 Podcasts of 2018

2018 was an incredible year for the Small Group Network! One of our Top 11 Highlights of 2018 was that our “Group Talk” Podcast surpassed 100,000 downloads! A big thank you to our Host and Director of Podcast Communications Carolyn Taketa, our Producer and Creative Arts Director Jason Banzhoff and to every special guest who interviewed! Here […]

How Did You Do? Reflecting On Your 2018 [PODCAST]

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/7861820/height/26/theme/standard-mini/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/” height=”26″ width=”100%” placement=”top” theme=”mini”]Guest: Reid Smith Topic: How did you do? Year-end review of your church, ministry, and self. Why reflect on the past year what to evaluate? Measuring progress – hard versus soft data How do you know if group life and community is in the culture of the church? What are […]

How To Craft a Small Group Agreement [PODCAST]

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/7613099/height/26/theme/standard-mini/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/” height=”26″ width=”100%” placement=”top” theme=”mini”]Everyone enters a new small group with spoken and unspoken expectations. Small group agreements or covenants are a helpful tool to discuss and establish the primary goals of the group as well as important guidelines for group members. We will discuss the process of establishing an agreement and the essential […]