Articles for Small Group Leaders

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Drift Happens

Are you off course, even just a little bit?

How to Let Go of the Past

You'll never be an effective leader if your past gets in the way.

Could This Happen to You One Thursday Night?

Great story that reinforces our need for small groups

Study Explores the Importance of Small Groups

A Baylor University study shows it's not the presence of small groups in a church that matters--it's the commitment level of their members.

Do You Have a Boat Story?

Great story of personal evangelism

Interview with Dr. Bill Donahue (Group Life Genius)

Learn from one of the most influential voices in small group ministry for almost two decades.

Can You Be in a Small Group and Not Know It?

You may have some great small groups already meeting that don't show up on your roster.

Invest in the Mundane? Yeah, You Should.

Celebrating the little things really matters for small group health.

Learn More from Steve Gladen on Saddleback’s Small Group Coaching Strategy

More great insights from Saddleback's brilliant small group strategies

Free Small Group Alignment Sermon Series from

Complete (and free) sermon series from including small group curriculum and graphics.

Steve Gladen on Saddleback’s Coaching Strategy

Learn the four kinds of groups and the care they need to grow.

Prayer Is Not Enough

Praying for the salvation of others is only part of our duty. We must also act!

Nothing is "Small" About Small Groups

Ever think about what's so small about small group ministry?

Benchmarks: Growth in Small Groups

Check out these statistics to get your finger on the pulse of small groups ministry.

Benchmarks: Developing Leaders and Tackling Challenges

Check out these statistics to get your finger on the pulse of small groups ministry.

Advice from an Experienced Small Group Member

How small groups contribute to one woman's spiritual growth

Benchmarks: Training Group Leaders

Check out these statistics to get your finger on the pulse of small groups ministry.

Benchmarks: What Other Groups are Doing

Check out these statistics to get your finger on the pulse of small groups ministry.

Enlisting Great Sunday School Leaders

Here's a few great pointers on recruiting teachers for your adult Sunday School programs.

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