Monthly Archives: August 2010

One Day Small Group Conference in the Houston Area!

Learn from the most successful small group model in America. Join Saddleback’s Small Group Pastor, Steve Gladen, as he guides you through breaking the barriers that are holding your church back. Exciting, focused learning for your entire small group ministry! Join … Continue reading

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Leadership Lifter – How to Take Wise Risks as a Leader: Six Necessary Steps

by Rick Warren Last month we began exploring how we can take wise risks as leaders and the effect fear can have on us as we begin to think about taking risks. This month I will begin discussing the six … Continue reading

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Soul Searchin: What is your Soul Trajectory?

by Lance Witt “The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception” Proverbs 14:8 (NIV). One of the crying needs of ministry leaders today is to “give thought to their … Continue reading

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Steve’s Tips

As fall approaches, many churches are starting new small groups. Why not give your new groups some suggestions for health and balance from the beginning? Make these same suggestions available to your existing groups as a great way to breathe … Continue reading

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Small Group Studies: Barbarians (*and a bonus for you!)

Small Group Life Episode 4 – Barbarians By General Editor, Steve Gladen Innovative and engaging, Small Group Life: Barbarians offers the casual, comfortable feel of a small group dynamic while providing sound Biblical teaching rooted in Scripture. Designed to be … Continue reading

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New SGN Website Up and Running!

We are very excited to announce that our new Small Group Network Website is ready for your use! Go to to check it out for yourself! This website is a great asset for the SGN and will serve as a portal … Continue reading

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Create Leadership with Intention and Focus

by Steve Gladen On Friday night August 13th, we had a Gathering for our infrastructure of the Small Group Community for Saddleback Church. It is called our Community Leader Gathering. We had over 350 Community Leaders in attendance (our CLs … Continue reading

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