How To Create Small Groups For Everyone with Chris Surratt [Podcast]


The Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast brings you interviews from leaders across the theological spectrum of the global Church. Our goal is to bring you thought-provoking interviews that encourage you, challenge you, and help you build, run, and keep great teams.

In today's episode of the Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, William talks with ministry consultant and coach, Chris Surratt.  

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Chris Surratt is a ministry consultant and coach with over twenty-two years of experience serving in the local church. Chris served on the executive teams at Cross Point Church in Nashville, Tennessee, and Seacoast Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Chris also manages for LifeWay Christian Resources. He is the author of Small Groups for the Rest of Us: How to Design Your Small Groups System to Reach the Fringeswhich was released in 2015. 

Chris talks with William about:

  • Why church leaders should be intentional about their small group ministry 
  • How to engage both extroverted and introverted church members
  • Identifying key leaders to maintain your small groups
  • Determining the lifespan and size of a small group
  • Whether groups should participate in a message-based or topical curriculum 
  • Cultivating and maintaining a church's culture





Chris Surratt

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Quotes from Chris:

Design your small groups system to be the front door of the church.Tweet: Design your small groups system to be the front door of the church. @ChrisSurratt via @VanderbloemenSG #Vandercast

Expanding your leader expectations will give you a wider net of candidates.Tweet: Expanding your leader expectations will give you a wider net of candidates. @ChrisSurratt @VanderbloemenSG #Vandercast

The most important part of a small group is content.Tweet: The most important part of a small group is content. @ChrisSurratt @VanderbloemenSG #Vandercast

Be intentional about everything. Tweet: Be intentional about everything. @ChrisSurratt @VanderbloemenSG #Vandercast