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 […]

C.O.A.C.H. [5 Big Ideas in Coaching Coaches]

Q What does it mean to be a coach? Let’s take a look at what the valuable role of a small group coach is and what actually happens when they invest in the life of a small group leader. I would not be writing to you today if someone had not noticed something in me, and […]

4 Shared Best Practices of Recruiting Small Group Leaders

I was so fortunate to attend the Small Group Network (SGN) “Lobby Gathering” this past March.  Being together and talking with other small group leaders who get the joy and challenge of creating, encouraging, building and leading small groups on a church campus speaks my love language…connecting people. If you have not been to the […]

 4 Not-So-Big Ways to Launch More Small Groups

Over the last few years, the area of launching more groups within our Small Group ministry has been a great target of growth for our team. It’s challenged current and past systems within our church, pushed our level of leadership to new places and helped us wave the banner for seeing healthy group growth for […]

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 […]

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 […]

3 Goals for Growth in 2018

As we begin the new year, it has got me thinking about growth. Specifically, how can we grow and build our small group ministries in 2018? What if we started by setting some goals for ourselves – I have noticed that when I grow there is a ripple effect which also has an impact on the ministry God […]

5 Takeaways from The Lobby Gathering

It’s November and I am still thinking of my very first experience, eight months ago, at the Lobby Gathering. I attended not really knowing much about the Small Group Network, what the Lobby Gathering was or even what all I’d do once I arrived. Just in case you are interested in attending but are in the same […]

Small Group Q&A: Adam Workman of Sandals Church

Q Do you need some encouragement, fresh strategies and practical advice as a small group point person? If your answer is “Yes,” then you’ve come to the right place! Adam Workman is the Discipleship Pastor at Sandals church in Riverside CA as well as the Small Group Network regional leader for Southern California/ Hawaii region! In this […]

Small Group Leadership: Starting From Scratch

I’m new at this. I took on leadership of small groups at my church in early 2017. Immediately, I signed up for The Lobby – my first small group conference experience! It was exciting – and a bit intimidating, to be honest. I felt like the new kid in school. But I came home feeling encouraged, equipped, and motivated to […]