Coming To Australia This June – Two SGN Small Group Conferences

The Small Groups with Purpose two-day conference is coming to two Australian cities, Melbourne and Sydney, in June.

Steve Gladen, author, founder of the Small Group Network (SGN) and Small Group Pastor at Saddleback Church will be teaching live at the conferences.

When and where? Melbourne on 15-16 June and in Sydney on 22-23 June.

What’s the focus? The conference will focus on how to build a spiritually healthy congregation through healthy small groups in your church. Steve has taught these principles around the world, in successful conferences in South Africa, Russia, the U.S., Philippines, Hong Kong, South Korea, and many countries in Latin America, to name a few locations.

Who should attend? Pastors and ministry leaders responsible for groups ministry, and leaders of individual small groups. 

Steve is the author of Small Groups with Purpose and Leading Small Groups with Purpose. His latest book, Planning Small Groups with Purpose, is scheduled for release in July 2018. The principles in Steve’s books and in these conferences are the result of decades of trial and error at Saddleback Church, one of the most successful small group ministries, and reflect the learnings of churches around the world as they have adopted or adapted many of these same, tested principles.

Registrations are now open at For more information, contact



  • Ron Wilbur

    Ron is formerly the Pastor of Small Group Health at Saddleback Church in Orange County, California. Ron co-leads our connections team and leads the international team connecting SGN members outside of North America.

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Daniel serves as Executive Pastor at Community Church of Mountain City, TN.  Daniel and his family are on a mission to establish roots within their community, fight for peace and serve well.  He serves as our Connections Director in laying the groundwork for Circles. He loves great coffee and traveling with his wife Tia and two children, Deklan and Aden



Individual Registration – $209.00

Team of 2 Registration (price per person) – $199.00

Team of 3 or more Registration (price per person) – $189.00

*Registration ends on Nov 8th, 2021. Walk-in registrations are not available.