SUMMARY: In this episode, Brian and Chris sit down with Eddie Mosley, the Small Groups pastor at LifePoint Church in Smyrna, Tennessee. Eddie is both an author and consultant for church small groups.
Brian, Chris, and Eddie discuss the keys to a successful group launch. Eddie shares the importance of spreading out leadership opportunities to increase your leaders’ numbers. The three discuss the importance of numbers in groups, and weigh the pros and cons of taking attendance in a small group. In addition to increasing your numbers, churches must focus on deepening their relationships among their leaders. The key word for all of small group ministry is “relationships.” At his church, Eddie and his team strategically plan ahead through leadership training that encourages the building of relationships within small groups.
GUEST: Eddie Mosley is the Small Groups pastor at LifePoint Church in Smyrna, Tennessee. Eddie is both an author and a consultant who travels around the country and teaches churches how to do groups. Eddie is the author of Connecting in Communities: Understanding the Dynamics of Small Groups.
The Groups Matter Podcast is a weekly show designed to resource, train, and encourage small group leaders. Each episode considers current trends and resources as well as timeless truths and methods of discipleship. It is hosted by Brian Daniel, a Bible study and discipleship expert in Lifeway’s Groups Ministry, and Chris Surratt, the small group and discipleship specialist at Lifeway and author of Small Groups for the Rest of Us.