[Podcast] Episode 1: Dr. Warren Bird on How Small Groups Help Churches Grow from the 2020 Megachurch Report

Jay Kranda on Online Ministry and Small Group Exponential Groups Podcast with Allen White

Jay Kranda has served as the Online Pastor at Saddleback Church for over 10 years. Jay's experience uniquely qualified him to navigate ministry during the Coronavirus pandemic, but beyond that he has created a full fledged online community at Saddleback that will continue to well into the future. In this episode, you will learn how to create small groups wherever people find community online.
  1. Jay Kranda on Online Ministry and Small Group
  2. Dr. Warren Bird on How Small Groups Help Churches Grow from the 2020 Megachurch Report
  3. Pre-Episode of the Exponential Groups Podcast

Show Notes for Episode 1: Dr. Warren Bird on the Small Group Findings in the 2020 Megachurch Report

Warren Bird is the vice president of research and equipping at the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. Just prior to his work at ECFA, Warren served for 13 years at Leadership Network. He is the author or co-author of 33 books including Hero Maker with Dave Ferguson, How to Break Church Growth Barriers with Carl George, Next: Pastoral Succession that Works with William Vanderbloemen and Better Together: Making Church Mergers Work with Jim Tomberlin. Warren is widely recognized as one of the nation’s experts on megachurches. As @lensweet tweeted, “No one knows more about megachurches than @warrenbird.”

Megachurch 2020: The Changing Reality in America’s Largest Churches

ECFA Church Resources

Additional Research on the Benefits of Small Groups in Churches:

Transformational Groups by Ed Stetzer and Eric Geiger

Sharing the Journey by Robert Wuthnow

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