Leading Small Groups with Purpose Paperback

Everything You Need to Lead a Healthy Group

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Leading Small Groups with Purpose

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With this comprehensive guide to raising the game for your small group ministry, Steve Gladen’s ‘Leading Small Groups with Purpose’ gives you the essential  theory of small group dynamics and an intensely practical next steps guide. Whether your group has just started or has been together for a long time, Steve’s honesty and humour gives you the benefit of his hard earned experience with 5,000 small groups in his 30 years at Saddleback Church.

Speaking to the heart of small group leaders, Steve integrates the biblical purpose with the direction of the group pointing you toward the best tools available and resources to start, build, grow and lead your group into its real, faith directed purpose.

•    Part One helps the small group leader understand his or her role, approach leadership with understanding and flexibility, and know what is needed for healthy small groups.
•    Part Two considers the five purposes of fellowship, discipleship, ministry, evangelism and worship, and the importance and necessity of living out each purpose in your group.
•    Part Three is a helpful and practical look at the common obstacles and opportunities that impact on the health, growth and purpose of your small group.

Even if your church or ministry has a framework different from Gladen’s Saddleback model, you as a small group leader will find a lot of useful information, guidance, support and reassurance in this book.

Leading Small Groups with Purpose by Steve M. Gladen was published by Baker in February 2013 and is our 17584th best seller. The ISBN for Leading Small Groups with Purpose is 9780801014963.

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For the new small group leader, the seasoned leader who feels their small group lacks purpose, or the leader who is working to move their small group to the next level, Leading Small Groups with Purpose is the road map to follow. Steve Gladen takes small group leaders step-by-step toward a healthy, dynamic group with focus and purpose. Every chapter includes ideas that small group leaders can implement immediately as well as ways to shape their small groups over time. Includes a foreword by John Ortberg.

Steve Gladen has been pastor of small groups at Saddleback Church since 1998. He oversees more than 3,500 adult small groups at Saddleback and loves seeing a big church become small through true community developed in group life. He is the author of Small Groups with Purpose and the coauthor of 250 Big Ideas for Purpose Driven Small Groups, Building Healthy Small Groups in Your Church, and Don't Lead Alone. Steve and Lisa have been married since 1989. They and their two children, Erika and Ethan, live in Orange County, California.
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"This is the one book that you simply must get into the hands of every one of your small group leaders." - Rick Warren, Saddleback Church.

"When it comes to small groups, Steve is not just a theoretical expert, he is a consummate practitioner. Groups have the power to change lives; this book has the power to change groups." - John Ortberg, senior pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church; author, Who Is This Man?

"I wish this book was in the hands of every small group leader in America. An essential for all of us committed to transformation." - Chip Ingram, senior pastor, Venture Christian Church; president, Living on the Edge.

"An incredible resource filled with practical insights and time-tested wisdom on how to lead a group to be effective and balanced. Don't miss it!" - Jud Wilhite, senior pastor, Central Christian Church, Las Vegas; author, Torn

"There are a lot of books on small groups, including some really excellent ones. Why read Leading Small Groups with Purpose? It's super practical, written by someone who has helped literally thousands of groups and hundreds of churches. It's also very intentional, focused, balanced, and well-written. I also appreciate that Gladen is not at all dogmatic that his approach is the right way or only way." - Other Retailer's Reader

"Steve Gladen's new book Leading Small Groups with Purpose is an excellent guide for small group leaders to help them foster the health of their group. Those who lead the small group ministry itself would do well to check out Gladen's first book Small Groups with Purpose, while this book is aimed squarely at the small group leader."- Other Retailer's Reader

"Whether you're leading a small group or leading a small group ministry, Leading Small Groups with Purpose: Everything You Need to Lead a Healthy Group is a great addition to my must-have list. I loved it and I know you will too!"- Other Retailer's Reader

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Details for Leading Small Groups with Purpose

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBaker (February 2013)
Number of Pages208
Thickness15 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4055876
Page last updated 12th July 2018
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