Eddie Oliver

Inspiring Connection in Small Groups


Small Group Training Manual

Inspiring Connection: Small Groups Where Everyone Matters is virtually a practicum on everything that matters in how to have effective small groups. It addresses every aspect of organizing a program, recruiting and training facilitators, and conducting group meetings from the all important relational perspective. The practices detailed have evolved during twenty years of small group ministry work.

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Mentoring for Small Group Leaders and Ministries

Contact me for mentoring or coaching to accelerate the organization and launch of your small groups. Or to work through any challenge. smallgroupmentor@gmail.com. Subscribe below to be on my Small Group Leaders list.



A mentor to small groups and their leaders, I draw on real world small group experience as well as organizational and spiritual perspectives. I have served as a church board president, small group ministry founder, board retreat leader, workshop presenter, condominium association president, corporate matrix team leader, life coach, and nonviolent communication family camp volunteer.  These roles have given me a varied and well-considered perspective on life in community.
The soul of my work is:

Everyone belongs.
Everyone matters.
Everyone is a contribution.

I'm here to support you along the way as you uncover and nurture the best of yourself and your small group ministry.

Eddie Oliver
Virginia Beach, VA