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This 'Church Leader's Edition' of Steve Gladden’s ‘Small Groups with Purpose’ shares with you the step-by-step principles of pastoring, purpose and growth continually experienced by Saddleback Church for more than fifteen years. Following the pattern of the earliest Christian churches, small groups have been rediscovered as the vital and revitalised way to build small community in large congregation churches, and grow small congregation churches into large Christian communities.
Steve Gladen, pastor of small groups at Saddleback, in this practical book steps with you through the questions you need to address on the way to developing your own purposeful small group strategy. Building on principles and not methods, each chapter helps you assess your current situation and crystallises your desires for the future.
Steve Gladen has been lead pastor for 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 campanion book: 'Leading Small Groups with Purpose'.
With many personal stories end case studies from Scripture he opens the discussion, considers the outcomes, refines your purpose and shows you how small group communities work in theory and in action.
Small Groups with Purpose by Steve M. Gladen was published by Baker in February 2013 and is our 2157th best seller. The ISBN for Small Groups with Purpose is 9780801014956.
"Saddleback's brilliant pastor of small groups shares the biblical strategy, the secrets, the failures, and the lessons behind the remarkable growth of our small groups." - Rick Warren, author, The Purpose Driven Life and The Purpose Driven Church.
"You absolutely must put a copy of Steve Gladen's book into the hands of your small group leadership. The wisdom he shares here is a gift." - Carl George, founder, Consulting for Growth, Inc.
"Whether your church is pioneering a new approach or you've been at it for years, this book has insight for establishing a sound approach to small group ministry, built on Steve's extensive experience. You will find his book practical and encouraging." - Ed Stetzer, coauthor, Transformational Church
"Gladen knows a ton about groups and offers up many general principles. His book is unfortunately weighed down with a lot of Saddleback jargon and charts that don't help one develop a better understanding of small groups. Potential it could be useful as a source for training small group leaders. I feel this book could have been edited down quiet a bit and been more to the point." - Reader's Review: Other Retailer.
Over the past fifteen years, small groups have become a vital way to build community in large churches. Nowhere has this been more apparent than at Saddleback Church. Steve Gladen, pastor of small groups at Saddleback, shares the secrets of that ministry's incredible success in creating small groups with purpose.
This practical book walks you through the questions you need to answer to develop your own intentional small group strategy. Because it is built on principles and not methods, this step-by-step process can be implemented successfully in any size church. Each chapter ends with a list of questions for you to answer to help you assess your current situation and your desires for the future. Personal stories, Scripture, and examples ground the discussion and show the system in action.
Small groups are a vital way to build community. This practical book walks you through the questions you need to answer to develop your own intentional small group strategy. Because it is built on principles and not methods, this step-by-step process can be implemented successfully in any size church. Each chapter ends with a list of questions for you to answer to help you assess your current situation and your desires for the future.
|Author / Artist||Steve M. Gladen|
|Publisher||Baker (February 2013)|
|Number of Pages||240|
|Page last updated||6th August 2018|