Small groups are a vital way to build community. This practical book walks you through the questions you need to answer to develop your own intentional small group strategy. Because it is built on principles and not methods, Small Groups with Purpose, which presents a step-by-step process, can be implemented successfully in any size church.
Each chapter ends with a list of questions for you to answer to help you assess your current situation and your desires for the future.
This practical book walks church leadership through the questions they need to answer to develop their own intentional small group strategy. Built around the most commonly asked questions, it outlines the step-by-step process of creating a successful small group ministry. Because it is built upon principles and not methods, this plan can be implemented in any size church. Each chapter ends with a list of questions for leaders to answer to help them assess their current situation and their desires for the future.
Steve Gladen has been pastor of small groups at Saddleback Church since 1998. He oversees 7,000 adult small groups at Saddleback and loves seeing a big church become small through true community developed in group life. He is the author of Small Groups with Purpose and the coauthor of 250 Big Ideas for Purpose Driven Small Groups, Building Healthy Small Groups in Your Church, and Don't Lead Alone.
Steve and Lisa have been married since 1989. They and their two children, Erika and Ethan, live in Orange County, California. Stay in touch with Steve through www.stevegladen.com.
Saddlebacks brilliant pastor of small groups shares the biblical strategy, the secrets, the failures, and the lessons behind the remarkable growth of our small groups.
author, The Purpose Driven Life and The Purpose Driven Church
You absolutely must put a copy of Steve Gladens book into the hands of your small group leadership. The wisdom he shares here is a gift.
founder, Consulting for Growth, Inc.
Whether your church is pioneering a new approach or youve been at it for years, this book has insight for establishing a sound approach to small group ministry, built on Steves extensive experience. You will find his book practical and encouraging.
coauthor, Transformational Church