Episode 413: Growing Small Groups and Overcoming Growth Barriers

In Episode 413 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss small group growth strategies and what to do when your facility is a growth barrier.

“The biggest challenge in our church is growing small groups. Also, I think our facility is a growth barrier. How do you gauge that and what next steps should we consider? What do you do about your facility when it is too small?”

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • Steps to growing your small group ministry
  • Overcoming your facility as a growth barrier

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “I never met a church that didn’t struggle with growing small groups and their children’s ministry.” – @edstetzer
  • “If the culture is shaped into the people seeing the value and wanting to participate in small groups, then I think it will have a long term and better impact.” – @edstetzer
  • “Whether you are starting a campus or starting a church plant, you need to focus on small groups.” – @danielsangi
  • “There always comes a point when you as a pastor can’t lead all the small group leaders anymore, and that’s where I find that it breaks down.” – @danielsangi
  • “Make sure that you are having a ratio of 1 leader to every 3 to 4 small groups.” – @danielsangi
  • “Recognize that this is part of what it means to pastor a church in a culture that doesn’t value community, but values individuality.” – @edstetzer
  • “Look for opportunities to find a better place to meet, to gather together, to go to more than two services.” – @edstetzer
  • “Successful church planting is a series of resolved crises.” – @edstetzer

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Published August 15, 2019

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