Yesterday, I was privileged to speak to a number of pastors in Saddleback's small group network concerning the ongoing need to develop more leaders for groups.
Most of the pastors listening in, if I'm not mistaken, launch groups through a group connect strategy or do campaigns a couple of times a year... while I don't hate these programmatic methods by any means, I highly prefer organic growth. My guess is that all the pastors forced to programmatically launch new groups feel the same way, but don't know how to get the ball rolling. So that was the basis for the conversation, recorded below.
If you click the link above, it should start streaming right away. There's a bunch of beeps at the beginning, signifying people coming onto the conference call.
If you want to listen to this later or on your iPod, right click on the link and choose "save link as" and download it.
Enjoy, and please share this link with other pastors you know who need some help to seed an organic discipleship movement within their groups and church.