Rick is one of the premier leaders in the small-group movement. Having facilitated an untold number of small-group journeys over the last 17 years, his passion is contagious. This guy honestly believes that small groups can and will change the world! An experienced small-group pastor (he built one church's small-group ministry from nothing to 450 members in just a few short years), Rick is also a church planter. Right now he serves as senior pastor of The Bridge, a church plant he started that is built around healthy small groups.
Additionally, Rick is a highly sought after small-group speaker leading thousands of people in scores of conferences nationwide every year including breakout sessions at the recent Saddleback Small Groups Conference.
Rick has authored or co-authored three small-group studies:
Rick is also author of Destination Community: Small-Group Ministry Manual, an all-encompassing, 172-page guide to creating a small-group ministry and starting and leading passionate, life-changing small groups. The book has been enthusiastically received:
"Rick spreads a fresh canvas for envisioning small-group ministry. It reaches beyond the how-tos and into the heart and soul of living in community. Destination Community will challenge and equip you to do life together and not just play church. A great tool for leaders who are serious about experiencing redemptive, culture-transforming community!" - Steve Gladen, Saddleback Church