Leading Small Groups with Purpose

Everything You Need to Lead a Healthy Group

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Take Your Small Group to the Next Level

For the new small group leader, the seasoned leader who feels their small group lacks purpose, or the leader who is itching to move their small group to the next level, Leading Small Groups with Purpose is the road map to follow. Every chapter includes ideas that you can implement immediately, as well as ways to shape your small group over time. With Steve Gladen’s expert help, you will define success clearly, develop a personal leadership plan, invite members into your group, and help members fulfill the Great Commission and the Great Commandment.

“This is the one book that you simply must get into the hands of every one of your small group leaders.”—Rick Warren, Saddleback Church

“When it comes to small groups, Steve is not just a theoretical expert, he is a consummate practitioner. Groups have the power to change lives; this book has the power to change groups.”—John Ortberg, senior pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church; author, Who Is This Man?

“I wish this book was in the hands of every small group leader in America. An essential for all of us committed to transformation.”—Chip Ingram, senior pastor, Venture Christian Church; president, Living on the Edge

“An incredible resource filled with practical insights and time-tested wisdom on how to lead a group to be effective and balanced. Don’t miss it!”—Jud Wilhite, senior pastor, Central Christian Church, Las Vegas; author, Torn

The Author

  1. Steve Gladen
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    Steve Gladen

    Steve Gladen (MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary) has been executive pastor of small groups at Saddleback Church since 1998 and serves as an elder of the church. He oversees the strategic launch and spiritual development of more than 7,000 adult small groups on...

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