Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018

2018 was an incredible year for the Small Group Network! One of our Top 11 Highlights of 2018 was that we surpassed 75,000 total blog views! A big thank you to our amazing team of authors for all of the insightful content they have written this year! Here are our top 10 blog posts based on the total… [ Read More ]

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Top 5 Podcasts of 2018

2018 was an incredible year for the Small Group Network! One of our Top 11 Highlights of 2018 was that our “Group Talk” Podcast surpassed 100,000 downloads! A big thank you to our Host and Director of Podcast Communications Carolyn Taketa, our Producer and Creative Arts Director Jason Banzhoff and to every special guest who interviewed! Here… [ Read More ]

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Top 11 Highlights of 2018

2018 was an incredible year for the Small Group Network! Enjoy this annual ministry report & get a sneak peek at some big things coming in 2019!   TOP 11 HIGHLIGHTS OF 2018 (In no particular order)   #1. We served thousands of small group point people in 100 different countries throughout the world! The SGN connected with, encouraged &… [ Read More ]

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Small Groups in the Way of Chick-Fil-A

We should be about more than just selling chicken. We should be a part of our customers’ lives and the communities in which we serve.” – S. Truett Cathy (Chick-Fil-A Founder) Infamously closed on Sundays so their employees can rest and worship, the faith-based fast-food chain Chick-fil-A has grown from one store in Atlanta 50… [ Read More ]

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Rick Warren: Why You Need the Safety Net of a Small Group

With close to 30,000 weekend attenders across all 19 campuses, Saddleback church is proud of the fact that they have more people in small groups than actually attend on the weekends! Enjoy this quick video of Pastor Rick Warren sharing why everyone needs the safety net of a small group!   Enjoy the southern hospitality… [ Read More ]

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Carl George: The Past, Present & Future of Small Groups Ministry [Podcast]

Pioneer of small groups ministry in the United States, Carl George has been an influential voice in churches for decades. Here, Carl shares his thoughts on the small groups movement over the years including trends, concerns, and the future of small groups ministry in the current cultural context.  Carl George, an internationally recognized church consultant,… [ Read More ]

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Get “Leading Small Groups with Purpose” e-book for $2.99 May 1-31!

Whether you are a new small group point person, a seasoned leader who feels your small group ministry lacks purpose, or the groups pastor who is itching to move your small group ministry to the next level, Leading Small Groups with Purpose is the road map to follow. Steve Gladen, the global small groups pastor… [ Read More ]

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New Group Talk Podcast: Biblical Engagement in Small Groups

The New Group Talk Podcast Welcome to the new “Group Talk Podcast!” In this month’s episode you will notice these exciting new updates… An updated intro featuring new music and the new voice of Mike Kozlowski  New Producer Jason Banzhoff highlighting upcoming SGN Events A new outro highlighting the purpose and power of SGN “Huddles”… [ Read More ]

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“Accelerate!” Your Small Group Ministry at One of These Workshops!

“Accelerate!” is a 3-day workshop designed for small group point people and their leadership teams! Check out this quick video from Founder Steve Gladen on why you should consider attending one! ACCELERATE! Utah April 23-25 Mountain Life Church – Park City, UT Register HERE    ACCELERATE! Minnesota May 21-23 Grace Church – Eden Prairie, MN Register HERE REGISTER… [ Read More ]

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Group Talk Podcast: Live with Steve Gladen from the “Lobby Gathering”

Pastor Steve Gladen answers questions submitted from the 2018 SoCal “Lobby Gathering” participants on a variety of small groups ministry issues such as… Leadership development Group leader coaching Creating a small groups church culture Leading up Group multiplication Soul care Future of group life. Guest: Steve has been Global Pastor of Small Groups at Saddleback… [ Read More ]

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