Groups Matter - #TheExchange with @EdStetzer and @RealEricGeiger

Ed Stetzer. March 2014.

President of LifeWay Research Division Ed Stetzer and Vice President of LifeWay Christian Resources Eric Geiger both have doctorates from Southern Seminary in leadership and church ministry and together they wrote "Transformational Groups", based on one of the largest research studies done on small group ministry.


hour long interview video

Best For

clergy and lay leaders



Suggested Uses

  • Learn that small groups are not only the assumed model of scripture but also necessary to discipleship.
  • Focus on practical things that leaders can do to implement an effective group strategy, including finding and developing leaders, launching new groups and more.

About the Contributor

Matt Burke

Matt Burke is the director of the Northeast Center for Congregations in Fort Wayne and serves as the Center’s Education Director statewide. Matt has a background in classroom, digital and experiential education and most recently served as the associate director of Learning Science at Kaplan Test Prep. He is passionate about using education to develop deeper faith in congregational participants.

Matt earned a B.A. in Religion from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and a Masters of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Kelly, and his two sons, Silas and Levi. Matt also loves storytelling in films, books and music and finding the intersections of faith and popular culture.

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