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Being a Navigator of Discussion

During my undergraduate studies, I pursued a degree that required me to take some of the more challenging math courses that the university had to offer. One particular course I […]

Small Group Prayers that Spark Inner Healing

The Word of God will forever remain as a testament to the powerful ministry of Jesus Christ. While His divine role as Lord and Savior will continue to impact this […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

3 Steps to Strengthen Your Emotional Health

Lobby Gathering 2021, one of the nation’s premier small group training & networking events, is now going to be a live virtual event from 9am-12pm PST Feb 23-24. Get 30% […]

Exponential Small Group Growth in a Post-Covid World

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 [...]

Small Groups Pastors as Enneagram Numbers 11 Months into COVID

By Rex Minor, Andrea Minor & Steve Gladen 1’s: there is a right way to lead an online group and this is not it! 2’s: I have so much help […]

12 Silver Linings from 2020 [Podcast]

In this exclusive episode hosts Steve Gladen, Carolyn Taketa, Bill Search & Nick Lenzi talks about “12 Silver Linings from 2020.” Just click play to listen to this episode below. SHOW […]

Four 2020 Crisis Fatigue Busters [Podcast]

In this exclusive episode host Steve Gladen talks about “Four 2020 Crisis Fatigue Busters.” Just click play to listen to this episode below.

Dealing with Leadership Challenges in the Covid Era [Podcast]

In this exclusive episode host Bill Search talks about “Dealing with Leadership Challenges in the Covid Era.” Just click play to listen to this episode below. SHOW NOTES Kids Small Groups

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 […]

3 Strategies for Crafting Engaging Sermon Discussion Guides

Presenting our new online training course – “Align!” Align will help you learn the small group ministry essentials. It features… 8 HD video session taught by Steve Gladen A downloadable […]

4 Pandemic-Friendly Leader Appreciation Ideas

Learn the key foundations to launch & lead dynamic Kids Small Groups at your church. Featuring: 5 HD Video Sessions, Downloadable Docs & Lesson Discussion Questions. Learn more by watching […]

4 Keys to Develop a Groups Culture Post-COVID

Learn the key foundations to launch & lead dynamic Kids Small Groups at your church. Featuring: 5 HD Video Sessions, Downloadable Docs & Lesson Discussion Questions. Learn more by watching […]

Small Group Planning Checklist Amid COVID-19 During the Holidays

Learn the key foundations to launch & lead dynamic Kids Small Groups at your church. Featuring: 5 HD Video Sessions, Downloadable Docs & Lesson Discussion Questions. Learn more by watching […]

4 Ways to Reset for 2021 [Podcast]

In this exclusive episode host Steve Gladen talks about 4 ways small group point people can reset for 2021. Just click play to listen to this episode below. SHOW NOTES: Courses […]

8 ONLINE GROUP LEARNINGS

Announcing our new online training course that features 7 total video session taught by Saddleback Church Online Pastor Jay Kranda, downloadable notes & lesson discussion questions! Learn more by watching […]

4 Areas Where Change Must Happen [Podcast]

In this exclusive episode hosts Steve Gladen talks about the 4 Areas where change must happen for small Group point people as 2020 comes to a close. Just click play to […]

What to do if Someone in Your Small Group Dies

Accelerate the health and growth of your small group ministry as we come out of covid by attending our Accelerate! Arizona small group workshop with Steve Gladen October 6-7 in […]

3 Keys to Ease Your Members back into Small Groups

Presenting our new online training course – “Align!” Align will help you learn the small group ministry essentials. It features… 8 HD video session taught by Steve Gladen  A downloadable […]

Online vs. In-Person: 5 Group Options for COVID Re-Entry

This is the course I wish I would have had 35 years ago when I started small group ministry.” – Steve Gladen Presenting our new online training course – “Align!” Align […]

3 Keys to Revisit Your Church’s Vision for 2020

“This is the course I wish I would have had 35 years ago when I started small group ministry.” – Steve Gladen Presenting our new online training course – “Align!” Align […]

4 To Do’s When You Feel Like Quitting

“This is the course I wish I would have had 35 years ago when I started small group ministry.” – Steve Gladen Presenting our new online training course – “Align!” Align […]

Should Groups Take a Summer Break this Year?

“This is the course I wish I would have had 35 years ago when I started small group ministry.” – Steve Gladen Presenting our new online training course – “Align!” Align […]

7 COVID Re-entry Musts for the Small Group Point Person [Podcast]

“This is the course I wish I would have had 35 years ago when I started small group ministry.” – Steve Gladen Presenting our first ever online training course – […]

4 Easy Ways to Fight Zoom Fatigue

I’m sure we all have Zoom fatigue at this point! If you don’t know what I’m taking about, you probably will soon. What may only be around 9 weeks of […]

The First Thing I Will Say to My Small Group Members When We Meet Again

Create your free Small Group Network account today! It is increasingly clear to me that there is a potential conflict looming. I am going to do all I can to […]

4 One-Another’s to Promote Unity in Your Groups Ministry

Create your Free Small Group Network Account Today! As churches begin to mobilize for re-entry after COVID-19, we as Small Group Point People should consider how we can promote unity […]

7 Springs to Keep in Your Step During Covid-19 [Podcast]

PART #1 – 5 Ways to Keep Community Vibrant through COVID-19 PART #2 – 5 Ways to Launch Online Small Groups NOW during COVID-19 PART #3 – 10 Checkpoints to Know if Your […]

How to Cast Vision for Small Groups During Quarantine

Rick Warren of Saddleback church models how easy it is for Lead Pastors and Small Group Point People to cast vision for small groups during times of quarantine.

Online Small Group Discussion Template

Create Your Free SmallGroupNetwork.com Account Today! An online small group meeting is a different experience compared to a face-to-face small group meeting. Thanks to technology innovations, people can still meet […]

7 Ways Your Group Can Thrive During Covid-19

Rick Warren shared recently that as of the January 1 of this year, Saddleback had about 6,000 groups. Now they have 9,000.

What’s Your Vision Coming Out of COVID-19

Vision is your dream. Where do you want your ministry to go? What is your big picture of the future? The “why” always determines how long people will stay in Small […]

10 Commandments for Your Small Groups During Covid-19

PART #1 – 5 Ways to Keep Community Vibrant through COVID-19 PART #2 – 5 Ways to Launch Online Small Groups NOW during COVID-19 PART #3 – 10 Checkpoints to Know if Your […]

Is Your Group Tired of Talking About COVID-19?

Create Your Free SmallGroupNetwork.com Account Today! This season has been exhausting for many reasons. Many of us in the ministry world are not only working remotely, but also teaching our […]

Give Feedback so People Grow and Receive Feedback so You Grow [Podcast]

PART #1 – 5 Ways to Keep Community Vibrant through COVID-19 PART #2 – 5 Ways to Launch Online Small Groups NOW during COVID-19 PART #3 – 10 Checkpoints to Know if Your […]

7 Ways to Conduct Effective Online Meetings With Your Small Group Leaders

Create Your Free SmallGroupNetwork.com Account Today! Online meetings can be a little different than normal in-person meetings.  It can be a little harder to maintain your leader’s focus when they are […]

How Saddleback Started 3,000 Groups During Covid-19

Saddleback is a big church with a lot of small groups. But how did they handle the pandemic and what mistakes did they make?

4 Fun Ways to Connect with Your Small Group during COVID-19

Create Your Free SmallGroupNetwork.com Account Today! At this point, we are all trying to be creative and think outside of the box. I mean, I’m looking for ways to creatively […]

6 Ways to do Prayer During Online Small Groups

Create Your Free SmallGroupNetwork.com Account Today! Whether through times of celebration, times of lament, or anywhere in between, prayer is essential to the Christian life, and engaging in this vital […]

4 Questions For Re-entry After COVID-19 [Podcast]

PART #1 – 5 Ways to Keep Community Vibrant through COVID-19 PART #2 – 5 Ways to Launch Online Small Groups NOW during COVID-19 PART #3 – 10 Checkpoints to Know if Your […]

7 Things to communicate to your small group members during COVID-19

Create Your Free SmallGroupNetwork.com Account Today! 1. That you are PRAYING for them I believe that one of the greatest things we can do for our small group members during […]

5 Tips To Do Your Best Work At Home

Create Your Free SmallGroupNetwork.com Account Today! So, we are all in a season right now of working from home, that is if we aren’t considered essential personnel. For some of […]

Tips for Overcoming Video Conferencing Fatigue [Podcast]

PART #1 – 5 Ways to Keep Community Vibrant through COVID-19 PART #2 – 5 Ways to Launch Online Small Groups NOW during COVID-19 PART #3 – 10 Checkpoints to Know if Your […]

4 Keys to Leading a Small Group Ministry During Quarantine

Create Your Free SmallGroupNetwork.com Account Today! Everything has changed in the past several weeks. Suddenly homeschooling has become the norm, a trip to the grocery store has become an epic […]

6 Tips for Overcoming Virtual Meetings Fatigue

Create Your Free SmallGroupNetwork.com Account Today! By Chris Surratt & Brian Daniel Most of us are still adjusting to a world where screen captures of Zoom meetings have become the […]

20 Things Your Small Groups Can Do Virtually Together [Podcast]

PART #1 – 5 Ways to Keep Community Vibrant through COVID-19 PART #2 – 5 Ways to Launch Online Small Groups NOW during COVID-19 PART #3 – 10 Checkpoints to Know if Your […]

4 Ways to Care For Your Small Group Leaders During COVID-19

Create Your Free SmallGroupNetwork.com Account Today! Things are changing rapidly, and for some of us, our pace has picked up, especially with the new jobs we can add to our […]

Better Connect Groups Using YouVersion Bible App

Create Your Free SmallGroupNetwork.com Account Today! We’re all adapting to the impact of COVID-19 and just because we’re unable to gather physically for the time being, this doesn’t mean we […]

8 Icebreakers for Online Groups

Create Your Free SmallGroupNetwork.com Account Today! Just like in-person groups, online group meetings can sometimes get off to an awkward start. Group members may have difficulties getting connected, or you […]

Effectively Leading Groups Through a Time of Social Distancing [Video]

Create Your Free SmallGroupNetwork.com Account Today! During this unique time of COVID-19, how are you effectively leading groups through a time of social distancing? Enjoy this webinar replay featuring Chris […]

How to Host a Secure Zoom Meeting [Video]

Create Your Free SmallGroupNetwork.com Account Today! So you launched an online small group (s) using zoom – great! But you’ve since experienced or heard of others experiencing security breaches by […]

6 Ways to Communicate with your Small Group Members During COVID-19

Create Your Free SmallGroupNetwork.com Account Today! The Covid-19 virus has vastly changed the landscape of the church. In response to the stay-at-home mandates that are being issued, churches across the […]

How To Use Zoom Breakout Rooms [Video]

Create Your Free SmallGroupNetwork.com Account Today! So you launched an online small group (s) using Zoom – great! But have you learned how to use Zoom break out rooms? Watch […]

7 Lessons Navy Deployments Taught me about Thriving while Socially Isolated

Create Your Free SmallGroupNetwork.com Account Today! As some of you may know I was in the US Navy for 23 years. During that time I deployed on ships countless times. […]

Protecting Your Mental Health & Helping Your Leaders Thrive Emotionally During COVID-19 [Podcast]

PART #1 – 5 Ways to Keep Community Vibrant through COVID-19 PART #2 – 5 Ways to Launch Online Small Groups NOW during COVID-19 PART #3 – 10 Checkpoints to Know if Your […]

How To Take Your Small Group Online

Create Your Free SmallGroupNetwork.com Account Today! From the Saddleback Small Groups Team The world is looking for hope and we have an unprecedented opportunity to provide it. Your small group […]

6 Ways to Use Your Pastor’s Sermons for Online Small Groups

Create Your Free SmallGroupNetwork.com Account Today! Many of our Small Groups have experienced much change (and so quickly) in the recent weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While some of […]

4 Steps to Getting Started with Online Groups

Create Your Free SmallGroupNetwork.com Account Today! During this COVID-19 crisis, everyone is either making a rush to get online groups going at their church, or already have them in place […]

So You Launched Online Small Groups, Now What? [Podcast]

PART #1 – 5 Ways to Keep Community Vibrant through COVID-19 PART #2 – 5 Ways to Launch Online Small Groups NOW during COVID-19 PART #3 – 10 Checkpoints to Know […]

Small Group Ministry in Times of Adversity

“Huddles” are like small groups for small group point people – a great way to find support & share ideas like this one here! Invite 2 or more friends & start […]

Learn How to Use Zoom in 5 Mins for Online Small Groups [Video]

“Huddles” are like small groups for small group point people – a great way to find support & share ideas like this one here! Invite 2 or more friends & […]

10 Checkpoints to Know if Your Small Group Ministry is Healthy during COVID-19 [Podcast]

PART #1 – 5 Ways to Keep Community Vibrant through COVID-19 PART #2 – 5 Ways to Launch Online Small Groups NOW during COVID-19 In Part #3 of this exclusive […]

5 Ways to Launch Online Small Groups NOW during COVID-19 [Podcast]

PART #1 – 5 Ways to Keep Community Vibrant through COVID-19 In Part #2 of this exclusive series on COVID-19 & Small Groups, hosts Steve Gladen & Derek Olson talk […]

5 Ways to Keep Community Vibrant through COVID-19 [Podcast]

In PART #1 of this exclusive series on COVID-19 & Small Groups, hosts Steve Gladen & Derek Olson talk about 5 ways that you can keep community vibrant through COVID-19. […]