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1 Insanely Effective Way To Connect Singles At Your Church    

  • Posted by: SGN Team
  • Posted On: 04/30/2015
  • Posted In: Connection Strategy

One of the most insanely effective Saddleback Church programs for connecting singles to small groups is House-to-House Gatherings. House-to-House Gatherings (aka H2H) is a fun place where single adults of all ages come together for social connection and to develop friendships. H2H is basically a house party with a light Bible study component that has as its ultimate goal to move disconnected singles into a healthy small group community.

H2H occurs weekly for six consecutive weeks on Friday nights. Three…


Hot (and successful) experiences for small groups this summer    

  • Posted by: SGN Team
  • Posted On: 11/05/2014
  • Posted In: Connection Strategy

image via Terry Lane CreationSwap

image via Terry Lane, CreationSwap

Some small groups take a break in the summer, others make sure they are on mission, still more groups use the summer to build deeper relationships with one another and those who don’t yet have a friendship with Jesus.

No matter what your group is up to this summer you may want some ideas, things a group can do together and invite not yet…