Planning Small Groups with Purpose (Paperback)

A Field-Tested Guide to Design and Grow Your Ministry

By Steve Gladen, Rick Warren (Foreword by)

Baker Books, 9780801077890, 240pp.

Publication Date: July 3, 2018

List Price: 18.99*
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Small groups are a great way to promote the spiritual formation of church attendees. But leading them well can be hard work, especially if you don't have a plan.

This practical resource helps pastors and small group point people develop and implement a 12- to 18-month strategic plan for their ministries in order to keep it healthy and growing. Developed at Saddleback Church, this completely customizable plan works for any church size and any denomination. Readers answer 22 questions that help them understand their vision, the purpose of their ministry, and how to connect members, grow numerically and spiritually, measure progress, develop leaders, create opportunities to serve, and much more. By the time they're done, readers will have developed their own personalized planner for the next year to 18 months so that they can feel prepared, confident, and purposeful about their small group ministry.