Episode 4: Elliot Diaz from Manna Church on Church Multiplication at Every Level

Episode 4: Elliot Diaz from Manna Church on Church Multiplication at Every Level

Show Notes

Elliot Diaz has served at Manna Church, Fayetteville/ Fort Bragg since March 2013. He has served as the Small Groups Pastor, and is currently the Site Pastor of the Cliffdale Site and is a member of the Lead Team. Manna Church is a multi-site church of over 2800 people in weekly attendance led by Senior Pastor, Michael Fletcher. Elliot is a 19 year Army veteran, who currently serves as a Chaplain in the North Carolina National Guard.

Manna Church’s Multiply Conference

Analysis of the Free Market Small Groups Model by Mark Howell

Lifegiving Marriage Study

The Kingdom Study

Allen White’s Small Group Ministry Coaching Group

Curriculum Production by Allen White Consulting

Episode 3

Episode 3

Episode 3 – Chip Ingram on Spiritual Transformation

Show Notes

Chip Ingram is the teaching pastor and CEO of Living on the Edge, an international teaching and discipleship ministry. A pastor for over thirty years, Chip is the author of many books, including Holy Ambition, Discover Your True Self, True Spirituality, The Real God, The Invisible War, and the soon to be released book: Yes, You Really Can Change. Chip and his wife, Theresa, have four grown children and twelve grandchildren and live in California.

Living on the Edge

Making Disciples in a Disrupted World Webinar Series

5.5 Questions with Chip Ingram

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[Podcast] Episode 2: Jay Kranda, Saddleback Online Pastor, on Online Ministry and Small Groups

Show Notes

for Episode 2: Jay Kranda, Saddleback Online Pastor, on Online Ministry and Groups

Jay Kranda is the Online Pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, where he oversees an online community with online small groups and homes groups around the globe. He is the co-author of the free ebooks “State of the Online Church” and “Going Beyond Online Streaming.” Jay is addicted to NBA basketball and cold brew coffee. He has a B.A. in Christian Education and M.A. in Theology from Biola University. Jay and his wife, Jody have 2 boys and a girl.

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Jay’s Courses

Free Course: How Online Groups Work

How to Start and Sustain Healthy Online Small Groups

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Saddlebackonline.com

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

Case Study: Elliot Diaz of Manna Church on Multiplying Churches, Campuses, Groups, and Leaders Exponential Groups Podcast with Allen White

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.
  1. Case Study: Elliot Diaz of Manna Church on Multiplying Churches, Campuses, Groups, and Leaders
  2. Chip Ingram on Spiritual Transformation and Yes, You Really Can Change
  3. Jay Kranda on Online Ministry and Small Group
  4. Dr. Warren Bird on How Small Groups Help Churches Grow from the 2020 Megachurch Report
  5. 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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