Groups Matter - #TheExchange with @EdStetzer and @RealEricGeiger

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Ed Stetzer. March 2014. Accessed April 19, 2017.

Ed Stetzer is the President of LifeWay Research Division and Eric Geiger is the Vice President of LifeWay Christian Resources and has a doctorate from Southern Seminary in leadership and church ministry. Together, they wrote Transformational Groups, based on one of the largest research studies done on small group ministry. In this video, Micah Fries conducts an hour long interview about the findings of this research and the authors’ recommendations. The first half focuses on the biblical and theological foundations of small groups, as well as the statistics and data on the benefits of small groups in the life and ministry of the church. The authors argue that small groups are not only the assumed model of scripture but also necessary to discipleship. The second half of the interview focuses on practical things that leaders can do to implement an effective group strategy, including finding and developing leaders, launching new groups and more.