EVENT IS 9AM -12PM PST LIVE EACH DAY. This year’s annual “Lobby Gathering” small group training & networking event will be held online.

About this Event

Upon registration, attendees will receive exclusive access to our online event page that will feature various links to participate in all of the sessions listed below.

SCHEDULE (all times listed are PST)

TUESDAY February 23, 2021

9-10am Main Session Panel: “Recruiting & Training Leaders” w/ Steve Gladen (Saddleback), Bill Willits (North Point), Jared Kirkwood (Mariners) & hosted by Carolyn Taketa (Calvary Community)

10-10:15am (break)

10:15-11am Break Out Sessions

  • Steve Gladen – RecruIting & Training Leaders Q&A
  • Bill Willits- Recruiting & Training Leaders Q&A
  • Dave Alford – How to Implement Your Vision
  • Jay Kranda – Online Group Post-COVID Tips & Tricks
  • Bradley Soendlin – Leading Healthy Singles Small Groups
  • Liza Gant – Kids Small Groups: Intentional Discipleship Pathway
  • Greg Anderson – Leading Healthy Recovery Groups
  • Steve Curran – What is the minimum amount of training needed for leaders?
  • Nick Lenzi – Developing a Core Team with Volunteers
  • David Grigg – How to Create Sermon Based Curriculum
  • Will Johnson – COVID: Where we are and What’s Next
  • Amber Sanders – How to lead small groups when your church is not a church of groups

11-11:15am (break)

11:15-12pm Break Out Sessions

  • Steve Gladen – General Q&A
  • Philip Byers – Developing a Training Plan for your Groups Ministry
  • Bill Search – Developing a Healthy Relationship with your Senior Pastor
  • Reid Smith – What to Look for and Avoid with Small Group Curriculum
  • Josh Hunt – How to Craft Good Questions that will Get Groups Talking
  • Steve Curran – Using Enneagram in Groups
  • JT Black – Better Connecting Men into Groups
  • Jon Laster – Launching & Leading a Small Group Ministry for Church Plants
  • Peter Clow – Fostering Evangelism in Your Small Group Ministry
  • Kiersten Telzerow – On Going On Demand Development for your Leaders
  • Ned Mervich: Navigating Challenges of a small group

WEDNESDAY February 24, 2021

9-10am Main Session Panel: “Coaching: how to care for your leaders” w/ Steve Gladen (Saddleback), Bill Willits (North Point), Dave Enns (North Coast) & hosted by Carolyn Taketa (Calvary Community)

10-10:15am (break)

10:15-11am Break Out Sessions

  • Steve Gladen – Coaching/ caring for leaders Q&A
  • Bill Willits – General Q&A
  • Dave Enns- General Q&A
  • Heather Cova – Small Groups for Church Attendance of 1,500-5000
  • Liza Gant – Kids Small Groups: Diving Deeper in Ministry, Missions & Parents
  • Reid Smith – Small Group Leadership Investment Rhythms
  • Sean Buono – Crafting Engaging Sermon Discussion Guides
  • Greg Anderson – Integrating the “Five Purposes” into your group life
  • Peter Englert – Questions for Small Group Ministries Post-COVID
  • Amber Sanders – How to create safe spaces in your small groups

11-11:15am (break)

11:15-12pm Break Out Sessions

    • Steve Gladen – General Q&A
    • Dave Enns- General Q&A
    • Daniel Thomas – Small Groups for Church Attendance of 0-300
    • Philip Byers – How to Recruit New Leaders
    • Bill Search – Helping Groups Successfully Manage Conflict
    • Peter Clow – Leading Small Group Ministry when You’re Bi-Vocational
    • Matt Wray – How to Start a Groups Ministry from the Ground Up
    • Greg Anderson – The Role and Responsibility of the Small Group Leader
    • Jeff Sobczak – Why & How to Start a Small Group Network “Huddle”
    • Dennis Funk & Karen Heppner – How to Build a Dynamic Small Group Ministry Team
    • Ned Mervich: Navigating challenges of a small group

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Refunds will be honored up until 4pm PST 30 days prior to the event’s start date. Due to costs incurred, each cancelled registration will be charged a processing fee of $20 per person. No refunds will be granted after this date and time.

CONTACT

For questions contact Daniel Thomas at:[email protected] (423) 534-9321