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5 Simple Ways to Get the Most Out of Small Groups

I believe that every church should continue to grow warmer through fellowship. We live in an extremely isolated world today. …

The Importance of Gathering Your Small Group Leaders

There are two questions inherent in every small group ministry: How do you get people connected into new groups, and …

Small Groups: Fellowship Is a Verb

In early 2000, our leadership team began asking the question: What does a healthy follower of Christ look like? If …

The 10 Building Blocks of Biblical Community (Part 2)

Churches must grow larger and smaller at the same time. The larger a church gets, the more intentional it has …

The 10 Building Blocks of Biblical Community (Part 1)

What the public generally knows about Saddleback Church is that we have a large weekend attendance, but what the outside …

Five Ways to Have Transformational Small Groups

Saddleback Church might seem like a large church on Sunday, but what’s really amazing is that we’re actually larger when …

Taking Risks and Seizing Opportunities

When you or your people are presented with an opportunity to grow, a certain degree of risk is always involved. …

How to Keep the Small Groups You Start

Right now at Saddleback Church we are in the thick of it! We are finishing up our “Live Your Calling” …

10 Things to Think About Before Starting a Small Groups Ministry

1. Know where you are headed When you consider a believer, a follower of Christ in your church, what is …

10 Ways to Keep the Passion In Your Small Group Ministry

A relationship full of love and passion will go on forever. Right? Reality shows tell us that statement just might …

Six Essential Steps to Recruiting Small Group Hosts

A pastor must be in a small group. You need to show your congregation that small groups are so important …

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