SGN | You're Invited to the Small Groups With Purpose Conference

Monday, 23 April 2018

Writer Steve Gladen

I’m excited to spend time with you when we bring the Small Groups with Purpose Conference to Melbourne and Sydney in June. I look back over my 30+ years in small group ministry and realise that if I had been exposed to this kind of training earlier, the ministry work I have been involved in could have had even greater impact.

Here are five very important reasons to join us in either Melbourne or Sydney:

  1. You’ll learn how to help people grow into spiritually healthy disciples that then help grow other disciples. Isn’t that one of the greatest desires of every church?
  2. The principles you’ll gain are not theoretical. That means they have been used with great success, adapted to local culture and context, in churches of all sizes and denominations, all around the world. In other words, they’re relevant for your church.
  3. The conference is designed to be inspirational for your entire leadership team, which includes your small group leaders. Pastors, ministry point people and small group leaders will gain proven, life-changing tools for connecting people into community, deepening them in discipleship, mobilizing them for ministry, expanding them into evangelism and widening their worship of God. I have a bias for action, so the conference will bring you actionable ideas that help your people actually live out their faith to help reach your community for Christ.
  4. Practical concepts are shared that you and your team can put to use immediately. I’m a hands-on ministry leader and I believe that unless the theoretical becomes practical, it can just be idle talk. You’ll leave the conference with strategies, tools, tips, and techniques for the real world.
  5. We’re teaching exponential ideas, sharing how God can add zeros to your whole numbers to make incredible growth opportunities. Many people talk about programs and ministries that grow an inch deep and a mile wide. You’ll see how God has grown ministries a mile wide and a mile deep, connecting large numbers of people into groups and then helping them grow deep in their faith as beacons of light in their homes, work, church, and communities.

Please join us in Melbourne on 15-16 June or Sydney on 22-23 June. You can register now at and get the very lowest rates. I’m looking forward to seeing you there!

The Small Groups with Purpose Conference is brought to you by the Small Group Network and Tracey Ware (SGN Country Leader, Australia), with support from CCVT.

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