Helping your Small Group Deal with Grief

Grow as a leader, strengthen your team & learn the essentials of small group ministry by attending Align Denver! My dad died two days ago. I am sitting in the chair where I always sit when I come to visit. His chair sits across from me. His chair is empty. I though this would be […]

4 Habits of Highly Evangelistic Groups

Grow as a leader, strengthen your team & learn the essentials of small group ministry by attending Align Nashville! Almost all groups struggle with evangelism. Most Christians struggle with evangelism. Rarely do I find a group that says that they are doing well in evangelism. But, it doesn’t have to be complicated. Steve Gladen says: Our enemy […]

How to Find all the Group Leaders You Need

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Jesus said the harvest is plentiful by the workers a few. Workers have always been the bottleneck to the evangelism/ discipleship process. Saddleback solves this problem with what they call the two-friends strategy. Steve Gladen and Derek Olson recently produced a podcast where they discussed this. Listen to the full podcast here. Here are some […]

Lobby 2020 Highlights & Soundbites

Taking place every February in sunny Southern California, the “Lobby Gathering” is an out-of-the-box small group networking event where we create environments for small group point people to relax & connect together in casual conversations about small group ministry, much like they would in a church lobby over a cup of coffee! Enjoy the top […]

5 Questions for a Stagnant Small Groups Ministry

Grow as a leader, strengthen your team & accelerate the health & growth of your small group ministry by attending one of our “Accelerate!” workshops. For more info or to register, VISIT In life and in ministry, there will always be ebbs and flows to one’s feelings and impact. These ebbs and flows are sometimes due […]

Small Group Leader: Are You Speaking Their Language?

Get $100 off Atlanta Accelerate now by registering as a member at smallgroupnetwork.com & using the exclusive promotional code located inside your SGN member portal. Register here Have you ever tried to communicate with someone who did not speak or understand your language? I’ve had the privilege of traveling to many countries around the world. I’ve been to […]

Are You Leading Yourself Spiritually?

Start a “Huddle” this month & receive FREE swag! “Huddles” are like small groups for small group point people & are found all over the world! The purpose of Huddles is to connect small group point people together a few times a year to build relationships, find encouragement & to share ideas & resources relating […]

Saddleback’s Top Ten Small Group Ministry Commitments

Accelerate the health & growth of your small group ministry by attending one of these “Accelerate” Small Group Workshops! Over the years we have been asked for guidance about starting, leading, and sustaining a healthy small group ministry. Trust me when I tell you, we haven’t always done it right, nor have we figured it […]

Identifying and Recruiting New Leaders [Podcast]

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/9165350/height/360/theme/standard/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/” height=”360″ width=”100%” placement=”top” theme=”standard”] A panel discussion on how to overcome the typical barriers of getting new leaders, and how to identify, invite, and recruit new people to lead groups. Group Talk Podcast Panelists: Bill Search – Author of “Essential Guide for Small Group Leaders” and “Simple Small Groups” and serves as Executive […]