Small Groups with Purpose

How to Create Healthy Communities

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Make small groups work in your church!

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, this 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.

“Saddleback’s brilliant pastor of small groups shares the biblical strategy, the secrets, the failures, and the lessons behind the remarkable growth of our small groups.”?Rick Warren, author, The Purpose Driven Life and The Purpose Driven Church

“You absolutely must put a copy of Steve Gladen’s book into the hands of your small group leadership. The wisdom he shares here is a gift.”—Carl George, founder, Consulting for Growth, Inc.

“Whether your church is pioneering a new approach or you’ve been at it for years, this book has insight for establishing a sound approach to small group ministry, built on Steve’s extensive experience. You will find his book practical and encouraging.”—Ed Stetzer, coauthor, Transformational Church


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  1. Steve Gladen

    Steve Gladen

    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...

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