Category Archives: Steve's Tips

The “easy” prison guards of our soul & small group ministry

Ah…freedom. As I write article I am sitting in a Starbuck’s at 7 a.m., which in itself doesn’t seem too out of the ordinary. Factor in now that I am not a morning person, it is my day off, I … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Prayer List: Is your church ready for Easter Visitors?

Here are some different prayer tips to help you evaluate your church’s preparedness for new folks who might “connect” with your church after coming Easter Sunday.   Image credit: Creative Commons user [F]oxyMoron This weekend I went to a home improvement store. I … Continue reading

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Should your groups go ‘mobile’?

Ever wondered if your training, communication, and huddles should go mobile for small groups at your church? If you answered “No,” then take a look at these stats. You may be surprised by just how prevalent mobile media is becoming. … Continue reading

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The time on an elevator could change your small group ministry

You know the drill. You are waiting for an elevator, any elevator. The door opens; you walk in, face the door, press the button and stare at the door. Everyone does the same thing. Comedians have made acts out of … Continue reading

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Where is your group’s love?

February is a month thought of as the “love” month. More flowers and candy will be sent this month more than any other month, all in the name of “love”. It is a month centered on Valentine’s Day, seen as … Continue reading

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Group Talk: 4 Things I wish I’d learned earlier in ministry with Steve Gladen

by Jay Daniell Steve Gladen is well known as the Small Groups Pastor of Saddleback Church in Southern California.  He has been at the helm of developing a ministry currently supporting over 4000 Small Groups.  Needless to say, Steve has … Continue reading

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Steve’s Tips

by Steve Gladen The original small groups found in Acts balanced the biblical purposes in their group. Give your small groups these practical suggestions to help them balance these same purposes today. Fellowship – Ask group member to bring in … Continue reading

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