Saddleback OSG Members Champion Roles

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 Saddleback Small Groups Way’s to Serve in your Small Group


Small groups at Saddleback do five things that relate to each of the purposes of worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry, and missions. We believe it is critical to balance the five purposes within every small group. Each small group has active members that take on roles to serve their small group.


Here are roles that should be filled to ensure that all five areas are meant, and that every participant is getting their needs met, but I need your help. Please read the role descriptions below, and tell me what role you feel that you would best serve in your small group.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me either via email or on the Saddleback group board.

 As Ministry Champion, you’ll serve by doing the following:
1. Pray for your small group.
2. Work with your Host and Co-Host to ‘equip participants for their ministry in the
3. Help participants discover their S.H.A.P.E. (Spiritual gifts, heart, abilities, personality,
4. Help participants find a way to serve within Saddleback by using their S.H.A.P.E.
within your group and also within Saddleback’s Internet campus. For the latter, apply

As P.E.A.C.E. Champion, you’ll serve by doing the following:
1. Pray for your small group.
2. Learn about the P.E.A.C.E. plan at
3. Work with your Host and Co-Host to help equip participants for their mission in the
4. Post and encourage participants to post Good News items from Saddleback’s
website,, to Facebook and Twitter.
5. Pray for someone whom you’d like to have with you in Heaven, and who hasn’t yet
accepted Jesus. Encourage your participants to do the same.
6. Write and share your testimony (Your story of your life before and after you accepted
Jesus). Help others do the same. Share testimonies first within your group. You may
also share your testimonies on Saddleback’s Internet blog. (Ask your CL/ACL for
7. Invite other individuals to join your small group. Encourage participants to do the

Fellowship Champion, you’ll by doing the following:
1. Pray for your small group.
2. Work with your Host and Co-Host to bring people to Jesus and membership and his
3. After your host/co-host send you a post to let you know they’ve changed an
individuals role from interested to participant, send them a welcome post/email.
4. Facilitate a welcome time at the start of each weekly meeting.
5. Post birthdays and help celebrate other important milestones.
6. Encourage participants to exchange email addresses, and use Skype for one on one
conversations in between weekly meetings.

As Worship Champion, you’ll serve by doing the following:
1. Pray for your small group.
2. Choose weekly in advance and post in Live Meeting Chat one or two links to songs
related to the weekly study. (i.e. Shine, Saddleback Worship, David Loucks, http://
3. Facilitate prayer time near the beginning and the end of your weekly meeting time.
(Encourage everyone to post prayers for those absent, for one another, and for
themselves in My Group Feed: Prayer.)
4. Post at the beginning of each month the link for Night of Worship (First Wednesday
of each month).
5. Post each weekend, the link to Live Services:
and the link to archived services.

Spiritual Growth Champion, you’ll serve by doing the following:
1. Pray for your small group.
2. Work with your Host and Co-Host to help your small group choose a balanced
course of video study from the Small Group Media Library so that all five purposes
are emphasized at least once a year (Membership, maturity, ministry, mission,
3. Encourage participants to complete the Spiritual Health Assessment (SHA) every
6-12 months.
4. Help participants create group and individual plans of action.
5. Encourage your group and each participant to take at least one weekly step of
6. Post at the beginning of each month information about online classes for leader
training: LT1 Health, LT2 Health, LT2 Reconciliation, and other LT classes as they
become available.
7. Complete LT online classes your self.
8. Encourage others to do the same.

As Health Champion, you’ll serve by doing the following:
1. Pray for your small group.
2. Facilitate a weekly Daniel plan update during your small group meeting:
3. Help participants track, evaluate and celebrate their progress.

Taken from Steve Gladden and Saddleback Church Participant Guides.



Transformation Study~ Week Two Your Physical Heath

“Don’t you know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God in your body.”

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

 Daily Devotions
Day 8: 1 Cor. 6:19-20

Day 9: 2 Cor. 12:9

Day 10: Isaiah 40:29-31

Day 11: Phil 4:13

Day 12: 2 Tim 1:7

Day 13: Proverbs 3:7-8

Day 14: Phil 1:6

In week two of the Study Transformation by Pastor Rick Warren we learned several key elements for improving our physical health and why it is so important to our overall wellbeing. We are to be stewards of our physical bodies. As in the beginning, the Word said that God dwelled in the tabernacles, and then David built the temple for God’s presence. When the temple was destroyed, God would not reside there. God is not willing to remain in darkness and sin, and in knowing that our bodies are the current temple for God to remain through the Holy Spirit, it would only make sense that it would have to be properly taken care of and nourished. Satan knows this and does everything in his power to tear down and destroy the physical structure that God uses to reside in us. It is not that God cannot reside there, for He has all powers, but that He will not reside there in sin.

We internalize our bodies as a self-reflection of our own souls. If we love ourselves, and have a positive self image, we will take better physical care of our own body. It is through the physical vessel of our body ( our energy)  that God equips us to fulfill His purposes. Just as a automobile is used to transport a person from one destination to another, our physical health is our transportation for fulfillment of our Purposes.

What are we suppose to do to maximize wellness? We are to prepare our body as a holy, living sacrifice to worship God. We are to remain pure, wholesome, and physically fit so that God has a place to dwell in us, by taking good physical care of our body, our mind,  and our spirit. Worshipping God by providing our body with proper nutrition, adequate sleep, lowered stress, and exercise are the physical ways that we show God our commitment and desire for His presence. (Romans 12:1).

In the Bible for every promise that God gives, there is a premise. The premise is something that we either have to do, or it has to occur in order for the blessing (reward) to be fulfilled which results in His action (His Promise).

When we as his children honor him positively with our physical body (premise), this results in maximum health sustainment including weight loss, and other positive physical qualities of life. (His Promise).

“I call heaven and earth to witness this day against you that I have set before you life and death, the blessings and the curses; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live and may love the Lord your God, obey His voice, and cling to Him. For He is your life and the length of your days that you may dwell in the land which the Lord swore to give to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”  Deuteronomy 30:19-20 

I highly recommend that you participate in the Bible Study “The Daniel Plan” at Saddleback Church.

The website is full of so many great suggestions, Scripture, and other ways to maximize optimum physical health.

Take a look at the Essentials that were taken from the website :

• Faith: God is the power and energy behind all transformational change and that includes making the lifestyle choices necessary for you to become healthy. As you follow The Daniel Plan, you will discover that you have a part to play in getting healthier, but God will energize your efforts and give you his strength to do it (Philippians 4:13).

• Food: The Daniel Plan is about abundance, not deprivation. You will be invited to eat delicious whole foods that bring vitality and energy to your body and mind. It’s all about learning that even your food choices can honor God and his purposes for your life (1 Corinthians 10:31).

• Fitness: We believe the most effective form of exercise you can do to achieve lifelong health is the one that you will actually do. We encourage you to discover movement that you will enjoy and treat your body as a gift from God (1 Corinthians 6:19−20).

• Focus: In a world where so many distractions compete for your attention, it is more important than ever to renew your mind with truth (Romans 12:2) and break negative thought patterns. Focus your thoughts on God’s plan and priorities for your life. Express your gratitude to God and make the choice to dwell in God’s goodness.

• Friends: When it comes to getting healthy, two are always better than one (Ecclesiastes 4:9). The Bible says God created the universe in such a way that we need each other. One of our key beliefs in The Daniel Plan is that everybody needs a buddy because, in truth, we are better together.

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