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Small Groups: Where Do We Start?

Small Groups is a buzzword being thrown around in churches today, but it really says nothing until you dig below the surface. Did you know that there are 10 primary models of Small Groups? Have you picked a model that best matches your church? In this session, you will discover that healthy Small Groups come in all shapes and sizes, just like churches. 


Date: March 3, 2023 - 11:00 AM ET

Length: 60 Minutes

Speakers: Tim Hastings & Shane McDade

A diverse group of adults sitting together reading a book

Small Groups: Where Do We Start

Join us to learn:

  • The 4 keys to building a healthy Small Group Ministry

  • How to choose the right model for your church

  • Practical ways to start building community wherever you currently are

Your Speakers

Tim Hastings

Executive Pastor, Oak Ridge

Since joining the staff in 2006 as the Assimilation Pastor, Tim has held various pastoral positions at Oak Ridge.  

Over the last decade, Tim's primary roles have been the Executive Pastor and the Small Groups pastor. Before transitioning solely into the Executive Pastor role last spring, he and the team saw the weekend connection rate in Small Groups grow from 50% to a peak of 93%.    


Shane McDade

Small Groups & Venue Pastor

Shane came to Christ due to his Small Group and years later became a Small Group leader. 

In addition to his Small Group leadership, Shane voluntarily served as a venue pastor for several years.  Therefore, when the Small Groups position was open in 2022, it only made sense for him to fill it because of his testimony and the pastoral heart he would bring to the position. 

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Sponsored by the DREAM Church Conference
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