Ben Reed is the small groups pastor at Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Ben has a passion for small groups and he has recently written the book, Starting Small: The Ultimate Small Group Blueprint. Ben graciously allowed me to interview him over Skype. This interview is 28 minutes long, but the time just flew by as Ben and I interacted over his new book, which also draws out much of his philosophy of why new groups are vital to the New Testament church. Ben does a great job identifying some differing ideas and practices of starting new groups, identifying new group leaders, and incorporating a culture of community into the church.
I want to encourage you to purchase this book. It is available right on Amazon, and you can get either paperback or Kindle version. Ben also told me that the publisher will give a discount for buying the book in bulk.