Steve Gladen's book is a long-awaited addition to the field.
People have a lot of associations when they think about Saddleback Church. In recent years Saddleback has become synonymous with Rick Warren, the word purpose, the P.E.A.C.E plan, and more. But it's no exaggeration to say that Saddleback is also synonymous with small groups. Indeed, the church is known for having more people attend small groups during the week than worship services on the weekend.
That's why I've been waiting for a couple years now to see a practical book on small-group ministry written by Steve Gladen, who is Pastor of the Small Group Community at Saddleback Church. Thankfully, now that that Small Groups with a Purpose has hit the shelves, I can report that I am not disappointed.
You won't be, either, regardless of your model for small-group ministry.
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