Episode 56: Small Groups From Scratch, Part 1

Episode 56: Small Groups From Scratch, Part 1

We begin a new multi-episode series on developing a small group ministry from scratch. In this episode, Chris and John explore what the purpose of a small group is, as well as begin to explore the question of the size of small groups and the types of resources and...
Episode 53: Avoiding Volunteer Burn-Out

Episode 53: Avoiding Volunteer Burn-Out

Burn-out is an all-too-real thing in our Churches. Yet, it is something that can be avoided. In this episode, John and Chris share what volunteers can do to avoid their own burn-out and fatigue. At the same time, we also share some strategies for church leaders to...
How Do We Connect With the Unconnected?

How Do We Connect With the Unconnected?

There are many buzzwords in ministry. The most popular right now seem to be “new evangelization,” “accompaniment,” “missionary discipleship,” and “listening.” These are good words. And I’ll admit, I have used a lot of them. That last word comes directly from the synod...