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by Eddie Mosley

Saddleback's Community Coummunity U Logo"U" Purpose Driven Small Groups Conference will offer several options for Small Group Ministers/Point People and Small Group Leaders.

Community "U" offers three simultaneous tracks of training that begin all-day on Friday and continue through Saturday.

Prime Track - the original track for small group point leaders, teaching the principles of building and growing small group ministries that have proven so successful in churches around the world. We strongly suggest this track for point leaders who have not attended this track before or who would like a refresher or desire the optional (no additional charge) certification.

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by Rick Warren
Rick Warren

The Bible honors hard work. But it condemns workaholism as foolishness. Oddly enough, those in ministry are often among the worst of workaholics. Proverbs 23:4 tells us, Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint (NIV). Be smart. Be wise. Don't wear yourself out at your work.

Below is a quiz to determine if you are a workaholic or not.

1. Are you always in a hurry?
2. Does your "To Do" list have more in it than you can accomplish in a single day?
3. Does doing nothing drive you up a wall?
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Three Steps For Diagnosing Spiritual Health 
by Steve Gladen
SteveWhen was the last time you made an appointment with your doctor for a physical examination? Have you avoided it because you thought he might tell you something you wouldn't want to hear, something like, "You could stand to lose a few pounds," or maybe, "A little exercise would do you some good," or "Your cholesterol is looking a bit high, time to cut out the bowl of ice cream before bedtime".

Like our physical health, our spiritual health needs to be assessed and managed so it can continuously grow and mature into all that God desires it to be.
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by Steve Gladen
250 Big Ideas (Steve's Tips) Want your small groups to be healthy and balanced? Why not offer them some suggestions...

FELLOWSHIP - Write some fun and easy to answer sharing questions on small pieces of paper (one for each group member including yourself). Tape them under each group member's chair before your next small group meeting.


  • What was your favorite outfit when you were a teenager?
  • What is the most annoying TV commercial?
  • What is your favorite chair in the house? Why?
  • If you could learn one new skill this year, what would it be?
At the beginning of the meeting, have each person pull a question from under their chair and answer.
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The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:

He leadeth me beside the still waters.

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