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 Jason Banzhoff and to every special guest who interviewed! Here are the top 10 episodes based on total downloads…

#10) Team Retreats: The Why, What, and How w/ Amy Jackson (Part 1)

#9) Will Johnston: Examining 10 Common Assumptions of Small Group Ministry (Part 1)

#8) Kiersten Telzerow: Becoming the Encourager-In-Chief of your Groups Ministry [Part 1]

#7) Book Talk – “We Need to Talk” by Celeste Headlee w/ Andrew Camp and Nick Lenzi

#6) Bill Search: Training New Group Leaders: When, Why, What, and How

#5) Rick Warren: Small Groups & the Coming Societal Trends (Part 2)

#4) Amanda Reyes: Small Groups For Singles

#3) Bill Search: Identifying and Recruiting New Leaders 

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

#1) Steve Gladen: Making Key Decisions for Critical Impact


  • Derek Olson

    Derek loves espresso, the outdoors and is passionate about building biblical community! He has been active in small group ministry since 2004 & is honored to serve as Pastor of Small Group Network Development at Saddleback Church.

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