20 Small Group Quotes by Rick Warren

Lock in SUPER EARLY BIRD price by July 3rd!  Pastor Rick Warren was this year’s keynote speaker at the “Lobby Gathering,” one of the nation’s premier small group training events. Enjoy his top 20 quotes relating to small group ministry. “What the world needs more than anything else in our society today is the antidote […]

Is Your Training Boring?

In his book, Planning Small Groups with Purpose, Steve Gladen says one of the roles of the Small Group Point Person is to “Keep encouraging your entire leadership team to model maturity and continued growth.” One of the ways Small Group Point People encourage growth is through training events for Small Group Leaders. However, for […]

Small Groups in the Way of Chick-Fil-A

We should be about more than just selling chicken. We should be a part of our customers’ lives and the communities in which we serve.” – S. Truett Cathy (Chick-Fil-A Founder) Infamously closed on Sundays so their employees can rest and worship, the faith-based fast-food chain Chick-fil-A has grown from one store in Atlanta 50 […]

New Group Talk Podcast: Biblical Engagement in Small Groups

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/6466713/height/26/theme/standard-mini/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/” height=”26″ width=”100%” placement=”top” theme=”mini”] The New Group Talk Podcast Welcome to the new “Group Talk Podcast!” In this month’s episode you will notice these exciting new updates… An updated intro featuring new music and the new voice of Mike Kozlowski  New Producer Jason Banzhoff highlighting upcoming SGN Events A new outro highlighting the […]

Are Small Groups Still Important? 2 SGN Conferences coming to Australia in 2018!

Q Are Small Groups still important? How would you answer this question? Those who look after small group ministry in local churches would answer YES! Those who are small group leaders would hopefully say YES (although their response may be dependent on how things are going with their individual group!) And I have no doubt that […]

Group Talk Podcast: Live with Steve Gladen from the “Lobby Gathering”

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/6395974/height/26/theme/standard-mini/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/” height=”26″ width=”100%” placement=”top” theme=”mini”] Pastor Steve Gladen answers questions submitted from the 2018 SoCal “Lobby Gathering” participants on a variety of small groups ministry issues such as… Leadership development Group leader coaching Creating a small groups church culture Leading up Group multiplication Soul care Future of group life. Guest: Steve has been Global […]

5 Ways To Recruit New Leaders

As every new small group season approaches the need for new small group leaders always seems to rise to the surface. Your church may be in a season of growth, you may have had leaders step away, or you may be in the midst of launching a church wide campaign. The fact is, as small […]

Fully Developed Disciples

“You’re always doing curls for the girls.” When I was a high school football player, that is something we would say to a teammate in the weight room in jest. The comment was for a guy who was consistent with his arm curl weightlifting routine but not-so consistent with his lower body and legs exercises. […]

Top 5 Things Not To Do When Coaching Small Group Leaders [Podcast]

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/6261121/height/26/theme/standard-mini/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/” height=”26″ width=”100%” placement=”top” theme=”mini”] We would all agree that small group leaders need the support, mentoring, and care that a coaching system can provide, but it continues to be an area of ministry that is challenging, and often a source of confusion and frustration. In this exclusive interview, Host Carolyn Taketa talks with Allen […]

The “Hot Topics” of Small Groups Ministry [Podcast]

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/6175067/height/26/theme/standard-mini/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/” height=”26″ width=”100%” placement=”top” theme=”mini”] Q Do you ever wonder if the issues in your small groups ministry are unique to your environment? Q Are you curious to know if others are dealing with the same challenges? In this podcast, host Carolyn Taketa interviews special guest Amy Jackson where they survey the landscape of […]