The Brain and Small Groups

What encourages continual transformation within the heart of a believer? Some say it is reading Scripture, while others might say that it is a healthy prayer life. Certainly, these items are vital and they incorporate two core activities of the Christian faith. Yet if you asked those who study neuroscience, it’s likely that they would […]

Being a Navigator of Discussion

During my undergraduate studies, I pursued a degree that required me to take some of the more challenging math courses that the university had to offer. One particular course I had to take was Calculus 3 (also known as multi-variable calculus). After a few weeks in, I quickly realized that my instructor for the course […]

Small Group Prayers that Spark Inner Healing

The Word of God will forever remain as a testament to the powerful ministry of Jesus Christ. While His divine role as Lord and Savior will continue to impact this world until the earth passes on, His brief period of in-person ministry also gives us an inside look to the divine nature of who the […]

Full-Bodied Small Group Life Part 2

A church’s purposes or values usually reflect the practices they want to encourage in the lives of their members. If your recommended small group format is structured around your church’s purposes, you will be more effective at weaving these essential spiritual practices into your small group life. This is critical since the relational circles of […]

The Healing Impact of Small Group Leaders

For anyone that’s been a part of a small group, we can all relate to the anxious feelings of the first few nights. Right from the start of the very first group meeting, we begin assessing the environment of our small group as we gauge whether or not it’s a safe environment to be vulnerable […]

Exponential Thinking

There are many different principles behind the 40 Days of Purpose that make it effective and make it powerful and successful, not only here at Saddleback, but in a lot of churches.  But there is one principle that I believe is more important than all the others when doing a campaign like 40 Days of […]

The Healing Support of Fellow Small Group Members

Grow as a leader, strengthen your team & accelerate the health & growth of your small group ministry by attending “Accelerate!”  During various moments within each of our lives, we are confronted with events or circumstances that give us the opportunity to pursue inner healing. Until we are called by the Lord and meet Jesus […]

Clearing Spiritual Blockages Together as a Small Group

Grow as a leader, strengthen your team & learn the essentials of small group ministry by attending Align Nashville! As small group leaders, we are always thinking of ways to nurture deeper connections between our group members and God. Yet at times, the events within the world and within our individual lives sometimes can create […]

Exponential Small Group Growth in a Post-Covid World

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Church small group growth can be exponential… even at your church! Find out from some of the experts on how to grow your small groups in a big way! Part 1: Exponential Thinking by Rick Warren Part 2: Exponential Growth from the SGN Virtual Lobby Gathering [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id=”thinking”][vc_column][vc_column_text] By Rick Warren There are many […]

3 Strategies for Crafting Engaging Sermon Discussion Guides

Presenting our new online training course – “Align!” Align will help you learn the small group ministry essentials. It features… 8 HD video session taught by Steve Gladen A downloadable workbook Lesson discussion questions An official Small Group Network completion certificate A special gift to help further your Small Group Ministry Learn more by watching […]