STEVE GLADEN: Three Seasons of Ministry: What I Wish I Had Known Pt 1 [Podcast]


Three Seasons of Ministry: What I Wish I Had Known

Part 1: Starting

Steve GladenSteve 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 been translated into eight languages to date, and “Leading Small Groups With Purpose.” Steve is also the Founder of the Small Group Network (SGN) giving influence and oversight to all the SGN initiatives.

In part 1 of this 3 part “Group Talk” podcast series, host Carolyn Taketa interviews Steve on the following topics in this exciting interview about 5 things to pay attention to in each season of ministry.

  • The main objectives to focus on in year one of being a new small group point person.
  • Building trust with your senior leadership (Listen to Steve discuss this more.) 
  • Taking time to develop a blue-print for your ministry 
  • Staring out with small steps
  • The 5 phases of changing church culture 
  • Building relationships & finding the right mentors to support you

Just click the play button at the top of this post to enjoy this insightful discussion! To subscribe to our Group Talk Podcast, click HERE


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Derek Olson

Derek loves espresso, the outdoors, building teams & enjoying community with the family of God! He has been active in small group ministry since 2004 & serves as Pastor of Network Development at Saddleback Church.