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 […]

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 […]

A Prescription for Encouraging Your Small Group

We all need encouragement! That’s always been true, and as we continue to venture deeper into 2021, everyone is feeling the need for it now more than ever. Human-beings are hard-wired for encouragement. We need people who speak hope and build confidence into our lives so that we can consistently live in a manner that’s […]

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 […]

8 Ways to Encourage Word-Driven Conversations

The Bible is the Word of God, and as the small group leader, it is imperative that you bring people back to it time and time again (Gal 1:11-12; 2 Tim 3:14-17; 2 Pet 1:20-21, 3:15-16). The Holy Spirit will use your intentionality in this way to bring the power of His Word to everyone’s […]

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 […]

Small Group Evaluation Questions

Grow as a leader, strengthen your team & accelerate the health & growth of your small group ministry by attending “Accelerate!”  On the Small Group Network Facebook group, I recently asked for suggestions for questions group leaders could use to evaluate their group. Boy, did I get some great ideas! I have in mind that […]

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 […]

4 Practices for Onboarding Small Group Leaders (During and After a Pandemic)

Over the previous several months, communities and cultures have been overturned as they learn to operate with a brand new set of realities and rules. It is clear that each country, region, and even city has reacted vastly different from each other. Despite the differences, there are some common practices that we, as small group […]