Steve Gladen: Maximizing Your Small Group Budget [Podcast]

Q Do you serve as a Small Group Point Person in your local church? Would you like to learn how to maximize your small group ministry budget for this new year? If your answer is yes, then you’ve come to the right place! In this exclusive Group Talk Podcast episode, host Carolyn Taketa interviews Pastor Steve Gladen regarding the following topics and more….

  • The framework to understand before crunching the numbers
  • How to do more with less
  • How to prioritize budget items
  • The best ways to ask for more money

Founder and leader of the Small Group Network, Pastor Steve Gladen has been the small groups pastor at Saddleback Church since 1998. A widely respected voice in small groups ministry, Steve has been an expert resource for small groups point people for decades. His books, Small Groups with Purpose and Leading Small Groups with Purpose which has now been translated into eleven languages to date.

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  • James Browning

    James Browning is the Pastor of Small Group Network Development and a staff member at Saddleback Church. He has over a decade of experience in marketing and digital evangelism.

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