Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to Small Groups

    • Small Group Overview
    • What’s the end in mind?
    • What’s your strategy?
    • What’s the structure?
    • Who can lead a small group?
    • What should a small group do?
    • What’s your next step?
    • Are there more resources?
    • Implementation

Steve Gladen

Pastor of Small Groups
Saddleback Church

Steve Gladen has been Pastor of Small Groups at Saddleback Church since February 1998 and serves as an Elder of the church. He oversees the strategic launch and spiritual development of over 7,000 adult small groups on multiple campuses. He has authored Small Groups With Purpose, which has been translated into twelve languages to date, Leading Small Groups With Purpose and Planning Small Groups With Purpose. He has a driving passion to see each church attendee connected to a qualified small group leader and become an integral part of their church body, living purposefully for Christ. He frequently speaks at conferences and consults with church leaders from many denominations both in the United States and around the world. Prior to joining Saddleback, Steve has been on four other church staffs of varying sizes. He earned a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1985, and a B.A. in Biblical Studies, with minors in Greek and Philosophy in 1982, from Evangel University. Steve and Lisa have been married since 1989 and have two children, Erika and Ethan.