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Emerging Trends in Small Group Ministry with Mike Mack [Podcast]

Q What are the emerging trends in small group ministry? How are millennials viewing small group ministry? What are wholistic small groups? If you or anyone on your team are asking these questions, then you’ve come to the right place! Mike Mack has been involved in discipleship and small group ministry for more than 25 years, most… [ Read More ]

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The Best Recipe Ever!

The Best Recipe Ever? Ingredients for successful leader’s meetings. My family migrated to Australia from England when I was 7 years old. Some of my most powerful memories of England were connected to my Nana. She was a fun, warm lady who loved to bake.  One treat she used to bake was simply called ‘crunch’. I… [ Read More ]

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Keep Your Eye On The Prize

When Huddle leaders around the world were asked for their most profound small groups learning last year, one pastor in Europe got straight to the point: “It is not numbers and growth but health and balance of purposes that makes the difference in the life of small group ministry. It was the greatest discovery I found… [ Read More ]

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Ruling the Roost

I don’t know about you, but my 2017 has gotten off to a hectic start. I blinked and February is almost halfway over, and don’t even ask me about what happened to January. (Are we sure it even existed?) Sadly, our culture has somehow equated busyness and stress with productivity. And in the church it… [ Read More ]

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Three Realities for Lead Pastors and Small Groups

It is a pleasant fiction to think that a small group ministry can soar in a church by delegating all of the responsibility to an Associate Pastor. A similar line of reasoning would contend that the Lead Pastor doesn’t need to worship because they have hired a worship leader to do that. Of course, nobody… [ Read More ]

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Why Should I Care so Much About Small Group’s Infrastructure?

Infrastructure: ˈinfrəˌstrək(t)SHər/ noun the physical and organizational structures needed for the operation of a community, society, or organization. When we think of “infrastructure,” we may think of things like roads, pipes for water, sidewalks, and power lines. These are the structures needed to bring people and power to an area, like your house. Without infrastructure,… [ Read More ]

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REPLAY: SGN East Coast Online Huddle

The Small Group Network exists to encourage, equip and come along side of small group point people so that we can be effective and efficient in our serving of the Kingdom! Small Group ministries in churches are facing an uphill battle to establish a new leadership culture in organizations where there is a lot of… [ Read More ]

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Boy…That Escalated Quickly!

If there is one thing we can all agree on when it comes to doing life together, it’s this fact, conflict will happen. But what do we do as a small group leader when there is that one constant prickly pear in the group? The one person who always seems upset about everything. Their Facebook… [ Read More ]

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Register NOW: 2017 Small Group Network Events

The tag line we use at The Small Group Network is, “We are better together.”  To us, it is not just a saying, but we actually mean it.  As Small Group Pastors and Leaders our heart is to see people connected to each other, and ultimately grow closer to God.  Well, it doesn’t stop there. … [ Read More ]

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STEVE GLADEN: Three Seasons of Ministry: What I Wish I Had Known Pt 3 [Podcast]

Three Seasons of Ministry: What I Wish I Had Known Part 3: Sustaining  Steve Gladen has served as the Global Pastor of Small Groups at Saddleback Church since 1998. He oversees the strategic launch and development of over 7,000 adult small groups on multiple campuses. Steve has authored “Small Groups With Purpose,” which has translated into… [ Read More ]

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