Faith Forward w/ Greg Williams

Faith Forward w/ Greg Williams

Video Transcript

“I like the fresh expression of using the term connect group. Because it makes you think, ‘How is this going to be different than what we’ve done in the past?’. Because in the past...a lot of times when we would think about a small group, we would think the pastor is coming to give Bible Study with a group of 8 or 10 people. A connect group is not really about the pastor giving another Bible Study to a small group of people. In fact, I hope for a lot of our pastors they don’t really have to facilitate connect groups. I hope they can participate and be ministered to as well through their participation.” -Dr. Greg Williams, President of Grace Communion International
Main Points:
  • How does the Faith Avenue support the Healthy Church movement in GCI? (7:10)
  • How do you see the Faith Avenue symbiotically working with the other Avenues – Love and Hope? (13:03)
  • We are hearing more about Connect Groups in GCI. What is a Connect Group and where does it fit in the life of a local congregation? (15:35)
  • What does ministry multiplication look like as it relates to connect groups? (28:56)
  Resources:
  • Faith Avenue – an infographic overviewing the teams and roles that make up the Faith Avenue
  • Faith Avenue articles – An issue of Equipper Overviewing the Faith Avenue

In this episode, host Anthony Mullins interviews Dr. Greg Williams. Greg is the President of Grace Communion International. Together they discuss our denominational theme for 2021, Faith Forward.

“I like the fresh expression of using the term connect group. Because it makes you think, ‘How is this going to be different than what we’ve done in the past?’. Because in the past…a lot of times when we would think about a small group, we would think the pastor is coming to give Bible Study with a group of 8 or 10 people. A connect group is not really about the pastor giving another Bible Study to a small group of people. In fact, I hope for a lot of our pastors they don’t really have to facilitate connect groups. I hope they can participate and be ministered to as well through their participation.”
-Dr. Greg Williams, President of Grace Communion International

Main Points:

  • How does the Faith Avenue support the Healthy Church movement in GCI? (7:10)
  • How do you see the Faith Avenue symbiotically working with the other Avenues – Love and Hope? (13:03)
  • We are hearing more about Connect Groups in GCI. What is a Connect Group and where does it fit in the life of a local congregation? (15:35)
  • What does ministry multiplication look like as it relates to connect groups? (28:56)

Resources:

  • Faith Avenue – an infographic overviewing the teams and roles that make up the Faith Avenue
  • Faith Avenue articles – An issue of Equipper Overviewing the Faith Avenue

2 thoughts on “Faith Forward w/ Greg Williams”

  1. Than you for making these podcasts available, which enabl us to keep up to speed with how God is working through the leadership form the benefit of the Church.I found it particulary helpful in seek each congregant.s passioin to serve in the Church and in mission.Many thanks!
    God,s blessings,

    Stewart

  2. Greg I really appreciate what you have encouraged us to all be involved in. I pray that the name change will be effective in helping those desiring to participate in healthy church activities grasp what these groups really are and dive in with spirit led enthusiasm. I’ve started 2 small groups and 2 faith talk groups (one of which now has evolved into a small group) and I participate in another and the connecting is total Joy. Thanks Brother!!!

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