Creating Effective Online Life Groups

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Life groups are very effective ways for churches create community and disciple people. However, what do you do with Online attenders? What if they can’t attend a physical life group in someone’s house? What do you do? And, is it possible to do life groups online?

That is why Tom has Sly King on the podcast today. Sly is in charge of Social Media and the Online Church at the Worship Center Christian Church. Sly runs Online Life Groups at his church and uses online methods to train leaders as well. Today, Tom and Sly talk about:

  • What Sly has been up to lately
  • Different types of Online Life Groups
  • Benefits of Online Life Groups
  • How he trains Online Life Group Leaders (hint: Zoom and TrainedUp)

To connect with Sly, check him out on Twitter (

What about you? What has been your experiences with online life groups? How are you doing them effectively? Share your experiences below or on social media using #ymsidekick so we can all learn from each other.

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Tom Pounder

A father of 4, Tom is the Online Campus Pastor as well as Social Media Director at New Life Christian Church in Chantilly, VA. He blogs, vlogs, periscopes and podcasts regularly about student and online ministry stuff. Check out his work at and on iTunes (search YMSidekick).

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