Congregational Resource Guide
Finding the right resources for your congregation
Small Group Ministries is devoted to providing resources for congregations looking to begin or grow their small group ministries. Based on the “Purpose Driven Life” philosophy of Saddleback Church, this site provides numerous free resources including PDFs on starting groups, training leaders, common issues of small groups, and more. In addition, there are free video trainings on various topics. There is also a resource store that contains books and curriculum focused on small group ministry. A feature of note is a link to the Small Group Network, which shows upcoming events and allows contact with other small group practitioners in your area. Steve Gladen, the founder, has a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Evangel University and an M. Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is currently the pastor of small groups at Saddleback Church.