The best way for kids to know God is for kids to know people who know God.
God leverages community and relationships to bring kids and teenagers into a lifelong relationship with Him. Small Group Leaders play an essential role in that. On today’s episode of the Think Orange Podcast, Adam Duckworth shares why having a lead small mentality works. Then, we have a conversation with Terry Scalzitti about the five roles of a Small Group Leader.
Welcome to Episode 009 of the podcast.
How Adam Duckworth got started in ministry (4:35)
If you’re serious about giving kids an authentic faith, you need to get serious about connecting kids to consistent leaders( 6:40)
Kids need consistent leaders and relationships (8:05)
God reveals Himself to us when we show up for someone else (10:00)
The best way for kids to know God is for kids to know people who know God (11:45)
We have a responsibility to help kids and teenagers to see God (14:00)
If you want to help a kid know God better, get to know the kid better (16:40)
Terry Scalzitti (17:55)
What are the essential traits of a Small Group Leader? (19:30)
Help your volunteers believe in themselves (20:10)
What if a potential SGL isn’t the right fit? (23:30)
Five big ideas for SGLs (27:00)
The parallels between kid groups, adult groups, suburban groups, and urban youth groups (33:35)
Why is leading small so important? And what does it mean for the person who’s never heard about it (41:00)
How do you help your church transition to lead small thinking? (47:45)
What should you consider before becoming a SGL? (50:25)
How do you get your Senior Pastor on board? (56:45)