If you didn’t catch Rick Warren’s message this last weekend at Saddleback, you missed a truly amazing experience. In a classic example of how to cast vision for the importance of small groups, Rick invited his own small group of 13 years to join him onstage and help deliver the message.
There are many, many great moments in the message. I loved it when Rick said, “You’re not really going to feel like you’re part of Saddleback until you’re in a small group. We have more people in small groups than we do at our weekend services.”
I’ve written about Rick as an Exhibit A example of a small group champion. This is such an inside look at the real deal. I wish all of you would take the time to watch the message and then pass it on to your senior pastor and every other influencer on your staff. See also, The Real Reason Saddleback Connects So Many in Groups and Your Senior Pastor as Small Group Champion Leads to a Church OF Groups.
If you haven’t seen this message, you’ve got to watch it. It lasts about an hour, but there really is so much to learn and capture it is definitely worth the investment. Just like me, you’ll be ready to watch it again right afterwards! You can watch the message right here.