2 Exclusive Resources to Energize Your Small Group Ministry


Screen Shot 2017-07-05 at 4.46.50 PMQ What is your strategy to recruit and equip your small group leaders? Do your group leaders clearly understand their assignment?

Created by Steve Gladen, Global Pastor of the Small Group Ministry at Saddleback Church, this resource is designed with you, the Small Group Point Person, in mind. God doesn’t call us to be original, but he does call us to be effective. Inside this kit you will find everything you will need to train your Small Group Leaders at your church, your way, and with your style! Includes:

  • Tutorial on how to use this kit
  • 30+ New Host Training Videos
  • Teacher’s Guide & Transcripts 
  • PowerPoint
  • Certificate of Completion 
  • Small Group Host Application 
  • New Host Email Template
  • Spiritual Health Assessment  
  • C.L. (Coaches) Pocket Guide 

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What are you really trying to accomplish through your small group ministry? Q How do you know if you are being successful?

This DVD set and workbook will teach you the essentials of implementing a Small Group Ministry at your church. Learn from Steve Gladen, Global Pastor of the Small Group Ministry at Saddleback Church, with over 30 years experience in Small Group Ministry and on staff at Saddleback Church since 1998. During this time, Saddleback’s Small Group Ministry has grown from 250 adult small groups to over 7,000 adult small groups balancing the Great Commission and the great commandment—growing individuals and group in spiritual health.  Includes:

  • 7 sessions on 3 DVDs + 1 Audio CD
  • Resource CD with teacher and student workbook and fill-ins


Screen Shot 2017-04-04 at 10.54.52 AMAre you a member of our Facebook Group? Benefits include connecting with other small group ministry leaders world-wide, sharing ideas, asking questions and receiving insightful resources! To join this amazing community, click HERE





  • Derek Olson

    Derek loves espresso, the outdoors and is passionate about building biblical community! He has been active in small group ministry since 2004 & is honored to serve as Pastor of Small Group Network Development at Saddleback Church.

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