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EPISODE 10: Summer Plans: Getting the Rest and Refreshment You Need as a Small Group Leader

Posted on June 6, 2018 | Podcast  

This is the final episode of our first season of the Uncommon Leadership Podcast! Thanks to everyone who made it happen, and an especially warm thanks to you, our faithful listeners. In this episode we’re talking about summer plans. How can you use the summer season to continue discipleship, but at a slower pace that […]

EPISODE 9: How to Lead Difficult People

Posted on May 22, 2018 | Podcast  

In this episode, pastor Dave Learned joins us again to discuss how to lead difficult people. Discipleship is hard work, and you may find that some people are not as easy to love as others. But as we strip away our pride and self-righteousness, we begin to see that we too are nothing and deserve […]

BONUS CONTENT: What is the Fruit to Root tool and how do I use it?

Posted on April 24, 2018 | Podcast  

In this special bonus episode, Brian and Pastor Dave Learned have a discussion about the Fruit to Root tool. This valuable tool helps small group leaders evaluate a member’s discipleship needs by identifying the root motives for the things they say and do. After observing behavior and identifying thought patterns, leaders can use the tool […]

EPISODE 8: 5 Core Values of Caring for Someone in Crisis

Posted on April 17, 2018 | Podcast  

In this episode we brought back Pastor Dave Learned to talk to us about how to care for our small group members when a crisis hits. Pastor Dave leads us through a great discussion about why it’s so important to get the focus off ourselves as the leader and back onto the Lord. Brian and […]

EPISODE 7: 5 Challenges Leaders Face When Leading Accountability Time

Posted on March 20, 2018 | Podcast  

In this episode, Pastor Brit Gilman joins us again to help lead the discussion on some of the biggest challenges small group leaders face when leading accountability times in their groups. Accountability is one of the distinguishing factors that separates a biblical small group from social groups or even Bible studies. It involves small group […]

EPISODE 6: 5 Mistakes Leaders Make When Leading Discussion

Posted on February 20, 2018 | Podcast  

In this episode we are joined again by Pastor Greg Bradshaw to discuss…discussions! What makes a great discussion in a small group? How do you know what questions to ask? Should you follow a study? What if someone in your group never talks? These are all great questions, and we answer these and more by […]

EPISODE 5: When people aren’t committed, Part 2

Posted on January 16, 2018 | Podcast  

It’s one of the most common struggles we hear about from small group leaders. People don’t show up. They don’t do the homework. They don’t share. They don’t participate. What are we supposed to do when the people in our group aren’t committed? In part 1 of this series, we talked about what to do when […]

BONUS CONTENT: 5 in 5 – Five Small Group Leader Questions Answered in 5 Minutes

Posted on December 11, 2017 | Podcast  

Five questions. Five minutes. In our 5 in 5 segment, we take real questions asked by our listeners and have them answered by the experts in 60 seconds or less. The result is some of the most hard-hitting, practical tips you’ll hear for how to overcome many of the common issues small group leaders face today. Want […]

EPISODE 4: When people aren’t committed, Part 1

Posted on November 30, 2017 | Podcast  

It’s one of the most common struggles we hear about from small group leaders. People don’t show up. They don’t do the homework. They don’t share. They don’t participate. What are we supposed to do when the people in our group aren’t committed? In this episode, we are joined by special guest Beth Freeman, a leader […]

EPISODE 3: Leading through suffering

Posted on October 25, 2017 | Podcast  

This month we’re talking about leading through suffering. In this episode we are joined by Dave Learned, who is the Pastor of Biblical Soul Care at Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago. What happens when you, as the leader, experience your own trials and suffering? How is God using that to grow you and train you […]