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Exponential Groups Podcast with Allen White

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In each episode you will discover effective ways to recruit more leaders, form better groups, and make more disciples. Guests to this monthly podcast will include small group and discipleship experts like Carl George, Dr. Warren Bird, Steve Gladen, Mark Howell, Dr. Bill Donahue, Bill Willits, Chris Surratt, as well as some pastors you've never heard of who are doing some amazing things with small groups and discipleship.

In each episode you will discover effective ways to recruit more leaders, form better groups, and make more disciples. Guests to this monthly podcast will include small group and discipleship experts like Carl George, Dr. Warren Bird, Steve Gladen, Mark Howell, Dr. Bill Donahue, Bill Willits, Chris Surratt, as well as some pastors you've never heard of who are doing some amazing things with small groups and discipleship.

Location:

United States

Description:

In each episode you will discover effective ways to recruit more leaders, form better groups, and make more disciples. Guests to this monthly podcast will include small group and discipleship experts like Carl George, Dr. Warren Bird, Steve Gladen, Mark Howell, Dr. Bill Donahue, Bill Willits, Chris Surratt, as well as some pastors you've never heard of who are doing some amazing things with small groups and discipleship.

Twitter:

@allenwhite

Language:

English

Contact:

9492357428


Episodes

Case Study: How Mountainview Christian Church, Gresham, Oregon, is rebooting their church with groups.

7/27/2022
Mountainview Christian Church is a 53-year-old legacy church, which boomed in the 1990's, but has struggled ever since, even before COVID. Now as they emerge from COVID, Mountainview is launching groups in a big way. You can hear how Lead Pastor, Tom Santillanes, and Discipleship Pastor, Craig Ziese, are experiencing big results with small groups.

Duration:00:29:51

Larry Osborne on Sermon-based Groups, Being Culturally Relevant, But Remaining Politically Neutral

6/20/2022
Larry Osborne shares about his start at North Coast Church and the innovations that have occurred over the last 40 years including video venues, sermon-based groups, and being "sticky." Larry gives insights on using culturally relevant group methods rather than imports from other countries. He also cautions pastors about preaching politics and become "Switzerland" in your church. Larry Osborne is a Teaching Pastor and Kingdom Ambassador at North Coast Church in Vista, CA, helping to oversee...

Duration:00:30:58

Lance Witt on Staying Healthy in the Ministry and Measuring What Matters in Ministry

4/25/2022
In this episode, Lance and Allen discuss the relationship between numbers and success in ministry. For some Easter attendance was a disappointment, so what does that say about the pastor? Beyond that how do pastors stay healthy and motivated in ministry and avoid crashing and burning. Lance gives helpful advice on managing yourself and caring for your sole. Lance is the founder of REPLENISH ministries. Replenish is dedicated to helping people in ministry live and lead from a healthy soul....

Duration:00:30:44

Michel Hendricks on Half Brained Christianity and the role of Neuroscience in Making Disciples

3/28/2022
Michel Hendricks discusses a neurological and theological approach to becoming more like Christ. While not ignoring the rational, left side of the brain, Michel shares how the right side of the brain is where character develops through the four elements of joy, hesed, group identity, and healthy correction. The presence or absence of these elements also determines the ability of narcissism to heal or thrive in a Christian community. Michel Hendricks is the co-author with Dr. Jim Wilder of...

Duration:00:31:57

Heather Zempel on Developing Leaders and Making Disciples

2/18/2022
Heather Zempel, Discipleship Pastor and Ministries Director at National Community Church in Washington, DC, discusses recruiting and developing small group leaders, making disciples, and raising the value of groups with busy and important people. NCC is a highly transient culture. Heather gives tips on how to rapids identify and develop leaders. And, this episode was just a lot of fun! This episode also includes an Ask Allen Segment on creative ways to recruit group leaders.

Duration:00:32:40

Small Group Restart Part 5

1/29/2022
In this fifth and final session, Allen White shares what is working and what is not working with starting small groups in the new normal. For more information about the Small Group Restart: https://allenwhite.org/restart

Duration:00:18:42

Small Group Restart Part 4 - Getting People into Groups

1/28/2022
In Part 4, Allen White shares effective ways to connect people into small groups in the new normal of life and ministry. For more information about the Small Group Restart: https://allenwhite.org/restart

Duration:00:28:23

Small Group Restart Part 3 - Recruiting New Leaders

1/27/2022
In Part 3 Allen White gives the principles for recruiting an unlimited number of new small group leaders. For more information on the Small Group Restart: https://allenwhite.org/restart

Duration:00:13:40

Small Group Restart Part 2

1/26/2022
In Part 2, Allen White talks about how to get Senior Pastor buy-in for small groups. For more information on the Small Group Restart: https://allenwhite.org/restart

Duration:00:13:53

Small Group Restart Part 1

1/25/2022
In this session, Allen White discusses the way forward for pastors and churches amid the pandemic. This video was recorded in the fall of 2021. For notes and links to the Small Group Restart, please visit https://allenwhite.org/restart

Duration:00:31:53

Allen White Answers Your Questions in This Special ”Ask Allen” Episode

12/20/2021
Allen White answers listeners' questions about getting new groups to continue, making coaching work, moving virtual groups to in-person groups, and casting vision for groups in your church.

Duration:00:25:29

Dr. Bill Donahue on Coaching Leaders at Every Level

11/30/2021
Dr. Bill Donahue, author and executive coach, talks about the benefits of coaching for church leaders, corporate C level leaders, and small group leaders. Drawing from his years of experience in education, ministry, and executive coaching. Bill served Willow Creek Community Church and the Willow Creek Association for 18 years.

Duration:00:21:06

Nick Lenzi on Contextualizing Small Group Ministry

10/26/2021
In this interview with Nick Lenzi, Community Director at Hoboken Grace Church in New Jersey, Nick explains how their church has created small groups within the context of the culture of their city. The small group methods originated from how people normally grouped together at dinner. He also shares about ministry in a transient community and his discoveries over the last two years of ministry during the pandemic.

Duration:00:36:03

Bill Willits on Creating Community

9/27/2021
Bill Willits from North Point Ministries discusses what's changed in small group ministry since the original release of Creating Communities in 2005, what's working and not working in 2021, and how North Point has innovated their ministry to connect and reach people now. Bill talks about recruiting leaders, connecting people into groups, and serving the community. He also shares some significant shifts in North Point's ministry.

Duration:00:34:30

Phil Cooke on Digital Ministry, Online Engagement, Social Media with Live Audience Q&A

8/29/2021
In this episode, Phil Cooke, founder of the Cooke Media Group, an active producer in Hollywood, and and PhD in Theology, shares how pastors and churches can effectively impact lives through their online services, online groups, and social media.

Duration:00:56:38

Carolyn Taketa on Keeping the Value of Groups High in Your Church and Increasing Diversity in Groups

7/19/2021
In this episode, Carolyn Taketa shares about keeping the value of groups high in a church after 15 years of small group ministry there. She also focuses on the importance of acceptance and diversity in small groups. Carolyn talks about making every group, team, and ministry more groupish in the church, aligning a curriculum series across all age groups and departments within the church, and adapting for the post-pandemic world.

Duration:00:37:56

Case Study: San Diego Rock Church with Mark Richardson on Developing Leaders

6/21/2021
In this episode, you will hear Mark Richardson share on how the Rock Church is multiplying campuses online, in-person, and through microsites and multiplying small group leaders and groups! This starts with the church staff multiplying themselves, then investing in their leaders to become better group leaders, potential staff, and church planters.

Duration:00:29:22

Bonus Episode: The Theology of Trials and Suffering

6/18/2021
This bonus episode is an extension of my conversation with Monica Lee from Episode 5. In this episode Monica and I discuss the unique challenges of raising children with special needs and it's impact on spiritual growth and ministry.

Duration:00:11:37

Case Study: Monica Lee, Radiant Church, on Disciple-making in Small Groups

5/25/2021
In this episode, Monica Lee, Radiant Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan, unpacks how their church intentionally makes disciples through small groups. She discusses the tools and environments they offer to help people become more like Jesus.

Duration:00:28:30

Case Study: Elliot Diaz of Manna Church on Multiplying Churches, Campuses, Groups, and Leaders

4/20/2021
How do you multiply yourself? How do you multiply your church? Manna Church is well on the way to figuring that out. In this interview, Elliot Diaz, site pastor at Manna Church, explains how the church is multiplying churches across the U.S., multiplying campuses throughout their region, multiplying groups at each campus, multiplying small group leaders, and Elliot is multiplying himself at each campus to lead groups.

Duration:00:36:02