One of the names you need to add to your grouplife watchlist is Dave Treat. You may have met Dave because of his work at the Willow Creek Association as Director of Innovation for Adult Ministries (a big part of his job was helping to put on the Small Group conference and Advanced Training). If not, you definitely took advantage of his expertise as he played a big role in the selection of speakers and trainers.
Prior to joining the WCA in 2006, he was a Division Leader in the Men’s Ministry and Area Pastor in Neighborhood Ministries at Willow Creek and had previously led the adult small group ministry at Granger (read: big time experience).
Dave joined the team at Friendship Church in Athens, Alabama as Discipleship Pastor in July of 2010…and the Southeast region will never be the same! In addition to his work there, he is available for training events and has a full slate of options right here.
One of the resources I have on my feedreader is thinkingsmall.net where Dave blogs. Although he doesn’t add content regularly, what he writes is consistently insightful and well worth adding to your reader. You’ll also find content from Dave at SmallGroups.com.
You can find more of my grouplife introductions right here.