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Leading Small Groups with Purpose: Everything You Need to Lead a Healthy Group

Format: Digital
, 2013
ISBN: 9780801013805


For the new small group leader, the seasoned leader who feels their small group lacks purpose, or the leader who is itching to move their small group to the next level, Leading Small Groups with Purpose is the road map to follow. Every chapter includes ideas that you can implement immediately, as well as ways to shape your small group over time. With Steve Gladen’s expert help, you will define success clearly, develop a personal leadership plan, invite members into your group, and help members fulfill the Great Commission and the Great Commandment.

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Key Features

  • Presents proven, biblical strategies for growing small groups
  • Shares personal small group triumphs and defeats
  • Includes assessment questions at the end of each chapter


  • Before You Begin Your Group
    • You Are Part of God’s Plan: Discovering Your Purpose
    • Your Role in God’s Plan: Giving Your Group Purpose
    • It Starts with You: Your Plan and Your Group’s Plan
    • Where Two or Three Gather: Gathering Your Friends
  • What to Do in Your Group
    • Fellowship—It All Starts with Biblical Community: Build a Foundation for Health and Balance
    • Fellowship—Practical Suggestions: How to Build a Strong Foundation
    • Discipleship—Encouraging Spiritual Growth in Your Members: Developing Your Members
    • Discipleship—Practical Suggestions: How to Develop Your Members
    • Ministry—Guiding Members into Opportunities to Serve: Mobilizing Your Members from Sitting to Serving
    • Ministry—Practical Suggestions: How to Mobilize Your Members
    • Evangelism—Reaching beyond Your Group: How to Reach Others
    • Evangelism—Practical Suggestions: How to Reach Out
    • Worship—Experiencing the Presence of God: How to Experience God Moments in Your Group
    • Worship—Practical Suggestions: How to Experience God Moments
  • Keeping Your Group Focused
    • How to Keep Your Group on Track: Obstacles and Opportunities for Growth
    • It Continues with You!: How God Uses Ordinary People in Extraordinary Ways

Praise for the Print Edition

This is the one book that you simply must get into the hands of every one of your small group leaders.

Rick Warren, founder and senior pastor, Saddleback Church, Lake Forest CA

When it comes to small groups, Steve is not just a theoretical expert, he is a consummate practitioner. Groups have the power to change lives; this book has the power to change groups.

John Ortberg, senior pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, Menlo Park, CA

I wish this book was in the hands of every small group leader in America. An essential for all of us committed to transformation.

—Chip Ingram, senior pastor, Venture Christian Church, Los Gatos, CA

An incredible resource filled with practical insights and time-tested wisdom on how to lead a group to be effective and balanced. Don’t miss it!

—Jud Wilhite, senior pastor, Central Christian Church, Las Vegas, NV

Product Details

About Steve Gladen

Steve Gladen has been pastor of small groups at Saddleback Church since 1998. He oversees more than 3,500 adult small groups at Saddleback and loves seeing a big church become small through true community developed in group life. He is the coauthor of 250 Big Ideas for Purpose Driven Small Groups, Building Healthy Small Groups in Your Church, and Don’t Lead Alone.