Small Group Ministries


Based on the "Purpose Driven Life” philosophy of Saddleback Church, Small Group Ministries is devoted to providing resources for congregations looking to begin or grow their small group ministries.


PDFs; free video trainings; books; curriculum

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders



Practical Applications

  • Start a Small Group Ministries at your congregation or grow and strengthen the one you already have.
  • Explore the concept of a "Purpose Driven Life" and see how you can incorporate it into your congregation.

About the Contributor

Matt Burke

Matt Burke is the director of the Northeast Center for Congregations in Fort Wayne and serves as the Center’s Education Director statewide. Matt has a background in classroom, digital and experiential education and most recently served as the associate director of Learning Science at Kaplan Test Prep. He is passionate about using education to develop deeper faith in congregational participants.

Matt earned a B.A. in Religion from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and a Masters of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Kelly, and his two sons, Silas and Levi. Matt also loves storytelling in films, books and music and finding the intersections of faith and popular culture.

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