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BETA42: Tips for Better Online Small Groups



Trying to take your small groups to the next level, digitally? Get some quick tips on how to lead and engage digital groups better using some quick and proven methods. How can BETA Show help your groups this week? Tune in and find out!

BTW, this week is The BETA Show’s last episode, as the all new Season 2 is debuting Monday, September 13th.

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Host: Jeff Reed
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  • Phygital Pre-Conference - Exponential Regional Conferences - Fall 2021 - Washington DC, SoCal, NorCal, Houston, Chicago
  • 1. "Flip the Classroom" - Google It!!!
  • 2. Platform Matters
    • Zoom, Altar Live, Discord, Slack, Whatsapp, Google Meet, Facebook Groups/Messenger, Clubhouse, Twitter Spaces, YouVersion Bible Reading Plans
      • Where do people want to be?
      • Student Ministry Challenges: Twitch, Minecraft, Roblox
  • 3. Slow the Roll, Webcam!
    • Warm the relationship before webcams
  • 4. Better to Ask Questions than Make Statements
    • Better to use question marks than periods.
    • Better to dialogue than monologue.
  • 5. First question - Sink or Swim?
  • 6. Time to Lose Control: In Phygital (TM), growth is the enemy of multiply.
    • Remember, don't sent standards so high as to limit potential leaders and disciple-makers.
    • Encourage radical ideas. Don't forget to experiment.
    • Phygital (TM) groups are not about control. It's about equipping disciple-makers, releasing them, and encouraging them along the way. This is the opposite of control.


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Love you all! Praying for your Churches and your Ministry Online.

Jeff Reed

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About Author

Jeff Reed
Jeff Reed

With about 20 years experience serving the church in the digital/technological realm, Jeff loves working with churches. As passionate about Discipleship as he is Technology, Jeff uses his passion to help Churches develop technology systems to bring people far from God closer to him. Oh, and he loves Digital Church & Church Online.

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