Small Groups for Men

Episode 762

Hosts Vance Pitman and Noah Oldham join with small group guru, leadership expert, and church planter Spence Shelton to dissect the issues faced within small groups, specifically pertaining to men’s involvement. Tune in to learn more about engaging the men in your church plant and creating spaces for authenticity within your discipleship models.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • The ways gender-specific groups benefit men within our congregations
  • How simplicity aids us in discipleship planning
  • Steps you can take to guide your layleaders well
  • How you can address your men’s anxiety about joining a small group
  • The secret to providing childcare within your church plant!

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Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

The Scriptures clearly taught that Paul wanted to make sure there were older men training up younger men in the church, pulling them aside and training them to walk as godly men. The same is true with older women needing to train up younger women. — Spence Shelton

If nothing else—just out of obedience to God’s Word—if you’re a man with no male influences helping you walk with the Lord, you have to turn, look at Scripture, and recognize the deficit you’re missing. — Spence Shelton

Men need to be in spaces with other men dealing with God’s Word. — Spence Shelton

What were the disciples but a small group of 12 men who Jesus did life with for three-and-a-half years, raising them up, multiplying them out, and pouring into them? — Vance Pitman

We want everybody to be involved in intentionally gospel-centered relationships. So, depending on our people’s demographics in life, we provide different groups because discipleship is what matters for us; it’s the product, not the methodology, to get there. — Noah Oldham

Published August 22, 2023

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