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SUMMARY: In this episode, Vick and Julie are joined by Grant Haun, a therapist at Lantern Lane Farm in Mount Juliet, TN, to discuss how to spot and work with people suffering from depression.  TIME STAMPS:  3:00    What is the difference between sadness and depression? 6:45    What are signs we can look for? 8:50    How do you help someone who doesn’t see that they are depressed? 14:45  How do you approach this issue with youth?    LINKS: Click to email Grant if you would like to set up an appointment. A list of support groups that Long Hollow offers Resources for Long Hollow Group Leaders  Click here to receive Replicate’s discipleship resources for your home, group, and church  If you are a church leader, join our Replicate Network at ReplicateNetwork.com
SUMMARY: In this episode, Vick and Julie are joined by Scarlet McGlasson, the women’s Member Care minister at Long Hollow, to understand how to identify anxiety in a friend or even in ourselves. TIME STAMPS:  1:50    What is the difference between normal worry and unhealthy anxiety? 4:00    What are some signs that someone in your group might be struggling with anxiety? 8:00    What should we do if we see signs that they might not see in themselves?  12:05  How do you address anxiety with Middle and High School students? 17:30  Where should we point someone for additional help? LINKS: The Anxious Christian by Rhett Smith Get Out Of Your Head by Jennie Allen A list of support groups that Long Hollow offers Resources for Long Hollow Group Leaders  Click here to receive Replicate’s discipleship resources for your home, group, and church If you are a church leader, join our Replicate Network at ReplicateNetwork.com  
SUMMARY: Last week, Vick and Julie talked with Russell Irwin about how to identify someone who might need more than the group can offer them. This week, they talk about how you can best care for that person. TIME STAMPS:  1:55    When you know additional help is needed, how can you lovingly approach that person? 6:50    Is there ever a time when someone needs to step back from Life Group or D-Group? 10:25  What are some signs that you should look for that it’s time for a  conversation like this? 12:55  When you’re helping someone through a difficult season, how much do you tell the group? 18:30  What are some healthy boundaries we should set up for ourselves so that we can walk alongside people for the long haul? LINKS: A list of support groups that Long Hollow offers Healthy Group Guidelines episode Resources for Long Hollow Group Leaders  Click here to receive Replicate’s discipleship resources for your home, group, and church  If you are a church leader, join our Replicate Network at ReplicateNetwork.com
SUMMARY: Vick and Julie are joined again by Care Pastor Russell Irwin to begin a conversation about how to identify someone who needs a little bit more help than the group is able to provide. TIME STAMPS:  2:18    Why is a group not always the best place for people in certain situations? 3:20    How do you know when someone needs more help than a group can give? 9:00    What are some signs that you should look for? 14:55   What are some environments better suited for someone like this in this season? 17:40   If a group leader needs help, what should they do? LINKS: A list of support groups that Long Hollow offers Resources for Long Hollow Group Leaders Click here to receive Replicate’s discipleship resources for your home, group, and church If you are a church leader, join our Replicate Network at ReplicateNetwork.com
SUMMARY: In this episode, Vick and Julie are joined by Care Pastor Russell Irwin to talk about how to identify and navigate crisis situations in your groups. TIME STAMPS:  2:15    How would you define a crisis, and what are some identifying characteristics? 5:00    What do you do if a member comes to you needing help? 9:40    What should we do when we don’t know what to do?  14:00   How do you know when to refer to professional help? 17:15   What do you do when you see the crisis but they don’t? LINKS: Books Russell mentioned: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Seeing With New Eyes Speaking Truth In Love Resources for Long Hollow Group Leaders Click here to receive Replicate’s discipleship resources for your home, group, and church If you are a church leader, join our Replicate Network at ReplicateNetwork.com
SUMMARY: In this episode, Vick and Julie introduce the Life Group Pulse Check: a resource to help you evaluate the health of your Life Group. TIME STAMPS:  1:45    Why is it important to take time to assess how your Life Group is doing? 5:00    Where did the Pulse Check come from, and how do we use it? 10:15   Highlights from the Pulse Check LINKS: Life Group Pulse Check Resources for Long Hollow Group Leaders Click here to receive Replicate’s discipleship resources for your home, group, and church If you are a church leader, join our Replicate Network at ReplicateNetwork.com
SUMMARY: In this episode, Vick and Julie get specific in how we can best care for those in our groups, whether they are D-Groups or Life Groups. TIME STAMPS:  1:55    Why is caring for your group important? 5:00    What is the difference caring for your group makes? 7:40    What are some practical ways to care for your group? LINKS: Resources for Long Hollow Group Leaders Click here to receive Replicate’s discipleship resources for your home, group, and church If you are a church leader, join our Replicate Network at ReplicateNetwork.com  
SUMMARY: In this episode, Vick and Julie talk about the principles that should guide the way you facilitate group discussion.  TIME STAMPS:  4:40    Speak for ourselves, not for others 6:00    Listen more than we speak 8:10    Support one another, don’t fix each other 11:00  Consider how our comments help foster a safe and authentic environment 13:25  Keep what is shared with the group confidential LINKS: A Handy One-Sheet Resources for Long Hollow Group Leaders Click here to receive Replicate’s discipleship resources for your home, group, and church If you are a church leader, join our Replicate Network at ReplicateNetwork.com
SUMMARY: In this episode, Vick and Julie discuss how to navigate what ultimately ends up being a complicated topic--if you should let someone join your D-Group after it has already begun. TIME STAMPS:  1:50    If someone asked to join your D-Group after it has started, would you let them? 5:40    How should you say “no”? 8:45    How do we navigate the tension between wanting to let someone in but also to protect the relationships we’ve already formed? 13:56  Is there a time it would work to bring someone new in? LINKS: Resources for Long Hollow Group Leaders Click here to receive Replicate’s discipleship resources for your home, group, and church If you are a church leader, join our Replicate Network at ReplicateNetwork.com  
SUMMARY: In this episode, Vick and Julie talk about the tricky question of what the right balance between prioritizing grace and emphasizing commitment is when it comes to your D-Group members. TIME STAMPS:  3:30    What is the danger of not prioritizing grace? 6:30   What is the danger of not prioritizing commitment? 13:30   How can we balance both well? LINKS: Resources for Long Hollow Group Leaders Click here to receive Replicate’s discipleship resources for your home, group, and church If you are a church leader, join our Replicate Network at ReplicateNetwork.com
SUMMARY: In this episode, Vick and Julie discuss how and when to introduce books into your D-Group. They also share a few recommendations about a few books that you could use if you’re looking to get started. TIME STAMPS:  2:30   Some guiding principles for introducing books into your D-Group 6:30   Helpful ways to introduce outside books into your D-Group 8:00   A few book and resource recommendations LINKS: Book recommendations:  What is the Gospel? By Greg Gilbert Firmly Planted by Robby Gallaty Spiritual Disciplines by Donald Whitney Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges Journey Into God’s Word by Duvall and Hays Gospel Centered Life by Thune and Walker Disciple Her by Kandi Gallaty Biblical Femininity by Christie Cole Resources for Long Hollow Group Leaders Click here to receive Replicate’s discipleship resources for your home, group, and church If you are a church leader, join our Replicate Network at ReplicateNetwork.com
SUMMARY: In this episode, Vick and Julie discuss the best ways to help your D-Group Members bond with—and trust—one another. TIME STAMPS:  4:20   Why we should foster moments for people to connect 8:15   Helpful ways to get your group to connect 15:40 Things that prevent connections from happening LINKS: Vick’s Spiritual Inventory Worksheet Julie’s Spiritual Inventory  Resources for Long Hollow Group Leaders Click here to receive Replicate’s discipleship resources for your home, group, and church If you are a church leader, join our Replicate Network at ReplicateNetwork.com
SUMMARY: In this episode, Chris and Vick talk about the best ways to teach your D-Group members how to memorize Scripture TIME STAMPS:  2:50   Why is Scripture Memory important? 6:00   What are some tips for memorizing Scripture? 12:08  How do you find the line between legalism and license? 17:00 What if someone in your group is resistant to memorizing Scripture? LINKS: Resources for Long Hollow Group Leaders Click here to receive Replicate’s discipleship resources for your home, group, and church. If you are a church leader, join our Replicate Network at ReplicateNetwork.com
SUMMARY: In this episode, Vick and Chris share some tips on when and how to implement a “Pulse Check” during the course of your D-Group.  TIME STAMPS:  2:30 - Why is it important to intentionally reflect on the health of your D-Group? 9:00 - What is the Pulse Check? 14:30 - Tips for navigating difficult Pulse Check discussions LINKS: Long Hollow D-Group Pulse Check Replicate D-Group Pulse Check  Resources for Long Hollow Group Leaders Click here to receive Replicate’s discipleship resources for your home, group, and church. If you are a church leader, join our Replicate Network at ReplicateNetwork.com
SHOW NOTES: SUMMARY: It is a common thought to think that Old Testament Jews had a different way to salvation than present-day Christians. Today Robby and Chris talk about what it means to have faith and how that looked in the Old Testament. TIME STAMPS: 2:58 (How Robby thought Jews were saved) 5:07 (Abraham’s faith) 10:34 (How can Moses be looking ahead to Christ?) 15:58 (What does faith look like?) LINKS: Resources for Long Hollow Group Leaders Click here to receive Replicate’s discipleship resources for your home, group, and church If you are a church leader, join our Replicate Network at ReplicateNetwork.com If you want to learn more about the Jewish roots of the Christian faith you can go here: https://www.jcstudies.com
SUMMARY: In this episode, Vick and Chris talk about how to prepare for, get through, and start strong after the holiday season. TIME STAMPS:  4:00    A few general principles for both Life Groups and D-Groups 9:40    How to help Life Group Leaders navigate the Holidays 13:30  How to help D-Group Leaders navigate the Holidays LINKS: Life Group Multiply Guide Resources for Long Hollow Group Leaders Click here to receive Replicate’s discipleship resources for your home, group, and church If you are a church leader, join our Replicate Network at ReplicateNetwork.com
SUMMARY: In this episode, Vick and Chris share some tips on how to create a welcoming environment for new guests in your Life Group TIME STAMPS:  4:00 Where to start when considering creating a newcomer-friendly group 6:50 The most influential things you can do to make sure a new person sticks around 11:46 Subtle things that may be off-putting for a new person LINKS: Resources for Long Hollow Group Leaders Click here to receive Replicate’s discipleship resources for your home, group, and church If you are a church leader, join our Replicate Network at ReplicateNetwork.com
SUMMARY: In this episode, Vick and Chris share some tips on how to incorporate childcare in your Life Group environment. TIME STAMPS:  2:00 -  What attitude should we have about childcare? 6:50 - What expectations should we have about childcare? 11:50 - What are some best practices that you have experienced with childcare? LINKS: Resources for Long Hollow Group Leaders Click here to receive Replicate’s discipleship resources for your home, group, and church If you are a church leader, join our Replicate Network at ReplicateNetwork.com
SUMMARY: In this episode, Vick and Chris talk about how to face conflict in your groups in a way that restores people and helps them look more like Jesus. TIME STAMPS 2:05    What is the difference between calling up and calling out? 6:00    What is the leader’s responsibility when you see sin in a D-Group member? 9:50    What are some practical ways we can call our group members up? LINKS Resources for Long Hollow Group Leaders Click here to receive Replicate’s discipleship resources for your home, group, and church If you are a church leader, join our Replicate Network at ReplicateNetwork.com
SUMMARY: In this episode,Vick and Chris talk about how to ask great questions and facilitate discussion like a pro in your Life Group. TIME STAMPS:  2:30   Keep it Word-Centered and Conversational 7:00   Keep it Authentic, Application-Focused, and Newcomer-Friendly    12:40 Final Tips LINKS: Resources for Long Hollow Group Leaders Click here to receive Replicate’s discipleship resources for your home, group, and church If you are a church leader, join our Replicate Network at ReplicateNetwork.com
SUMMARY: In this episode,Vick and Chris talk about how to take your D-Group past surface level issues when it comes to encouragement, accountability, and improvement. TIME STAMPS: 0:55 Examples of surface-level issues 3:15 How do I create a safe environment for people to be transparent? o 10:20 How do we move beyond surface-level issues? 16:05 How do I encourage members to continue to grow? LINKS: Resources for Long Hollow Group Leaders Click here to receive Replicate’s discipleship resources for your home, group, and church. If you are a church leader, join our Replicate Network at ReplicateNetwork.com
SUMMARY: In this episode,Vick and Chris talk about ways to make sure your D- Group meets in a timely manner, and explain a few ways to help keep discussions on track. TIME STAMPS: 0:30 Introducing Chris Swain and kicking off Season 6 4:10 What are some ways that you can structure your group to help keep you on track? 6:30 A few time benchmarks for your D-Group 13:20 What do you do to help your group members commit to the D-Group’s time frame? 18:30 What are some helpful leadership tips to help leaders “reign in”groups that regularly go too long? LINKS: Resources for Long Hollow Group Leaders Click here to receive Replicate’s discipleship resources for your home, group, and church. If you are a church leader, join our Replicate Network at ReplicateNetwork.com
SHOW NOTES: SUMMARY: In this episode, Vick and Mike show you how to prepare for one of the most important nights in your monthly rhythm: the Hangout Night.   TIME STAMPS: 2:42 What is a Hangout Night? 08:00 Pray, Invest, Invite 11:00 Preparing for your Hangout Night 15:40 What happens if nobody we invite comes? 17:00 What comes next?    LINKS: The Life Group 30 Day Startup Guide Resources for Long Hollow Group Leaders Click here to receive Replicate’s discipleship resources for your home, group, and church. If you are a church leader, join our Replicate Network at ReplicateNetwork.com  
SUMMARY: In this episode, Vick and Mike walk you through the third week of your Life Group and help you shape it into an outward-focused evangelistic tool as well as an edifying community for those already involved. TIME STAMPS: 3:40 How to use Icebreaker Questions 7:00 How to make your group welcoming and accepting 12:10 How to navigate slow-going groups 14:50 Who’s Your One?  LINKS: The Life Group 30 Day Startup Guide Resources for Long Hollow Group Leaders Click here to receive Replicate’s discipleship resources for your home, group, and church If you are a church leader, join our Replicate Network at ReplicateNetwork.com Click here to receive Replicate’s discipleship resources for your home, group, and church  Join the Replicate Network: A guide and support system to help your church thrive.  Resources for Long Hollow Group Leaders 
SUMMARY: In this episode, Vick and Mike walk you through the second week of the Life Group 30 Day Startup Guide TIME STAMPS: 4:45 Establishing the flow of group time 8:07 Why we want to invest in the group members 10:00 Engaging your members to serve the group 12:30 Planning to join or start a D-Group    LINKS: The Life Group 30 Day Startup Guide Click here to receive Replicate’s discipleship resources for your home, group, and church  Join the Replicate Network: A guide and support system to help your church thrive.  Resources for Long Hollow Group Leaders   
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Created by
Replicate Ministries
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Feb 20th, 2020
Latest Episode
Apr 7th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
58
Avg. Episode Length
21 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
American English

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