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 us at the Gulf Coast Christian Center in West Columbia, Texas.


Session 1- Discovering Your Essentials

To lead a group, you need to know where you are going. This section is an overview of the purpose of our groups and the goals that we desire for our groups to achieve.

Session 2- Determining Your Purpose- Part 1

A successful group is one that is balancing all five of the biblical purposes. The goal of this session is to help our leaders better understand the goals of their group and begin to focus on the needs of their group in the area of the five purposes. This lesson will include a time of discussion and some practical tools that will help leaders understand where their groups need to grow.

Session 3- Determining Your Purpose- Part 2

Part two of Determining Your Purpose.

Session 4- Deepening Your Heart

This session will deal with the four issues of character specific to a small group leader. This session will include some practical tools that will help leaders measure their personal growth and develop a personal plan for spiritual development.

Session Schedule

  • 8:00-9:00        Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:00-10:30      Session One
  • 10:30-10:50    Break
  • 10:50-12:00    Session Two
  • 12:00-1:00      Lunch
  • 1:00-2:10        Session Three
  • 2:10-2:30        Break
  • 2:30-3:30        Session Four

Registration fee:

$49 per person before September 23rd

$55 per person after September 23rd

Breakfast, lunch, soft drinks and water are included.

For more information call 979-345-5103 or email

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