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 […]

Small Group HOST Gatherings at Saddleback Church

At Saddleback Church we call our rallies, “gatherings”. We use this time for vision casting, volunteer appreciation, and ministry recruitment. There is usually a sense of excitement and energy in the room because everyone is excited about what God is doing! In this video, Pastor Rick Warren talks about the value of small groups!

11 Keys to an Effective Small Group Ministry by Judy Colegrove

Regardless of which small group model you choose for your church, there is no “right” way to do small groups and every church leader needs to evaluate which model fits best into their culture.  Although there are many books, articles, and blog posts telling us how to “do groups,” there are some principles that are […]