Thursday, January 08, 2009

Let the Fight for Alan Danielson Begin...

I've got news that should shake the small group world. Alan Danielson, Central Team Leader for Life Groups for, is a free agent. After serving 4 years at, the leadership decided to combine the LifeGroup Central Team Leader position with the LifeMissions Central Team Leader position. Alan was asked to consider that new position, and after much prayer he came to the conclusion that the Team Leader of Groups and Missions was not the role God created or was calling him to fulfill. So with the blessing of senior leadership, he is leaving on January 15th.

If National Community Church had the ability to bring a new player on the team, we would snag Alan without hesitation. In fact, I told Mark Batterson he might want to shove me in front of a truck or feed my shellfish and bring Alan on to replace me.

Alan has a huge heart for people, demonstrates extreme skill in managing and leading diverse teams across a large geographical area, and is one of the most fun people to be around. I've appreciated the way he has influenced and encouraged me personally and professionally, and I can't wait to see where God leads him.

If you are looking for a dynamic small groups pastor with strong teaching skills, check out his resume. And if you're looking for someone who it's fun to do life and ministry with, Alan is your guy.

"Alan Danielson is one of the nation's best leaders in small group ministry."
~ Craig Groeschel, author of It, Going All The Way, Chazown and Senior Pastor,, Edmond, Oklahoma

"Alan Danielson's provocative teaching and passion for group life will inspire you and your groups to get serious about being the communities God calls you to become!"
~ Dr. Bill Donahue, author of Walking The Small Group Tightrope and Pastor of Group Life, Willow Creek Community Church, Chicago, Illinois

"Building biblical community in today's culture requires outside the box thinking as well as the leadership horsepower necessary to execute strategies well. Alan is one of those rare people who has a proven track record of both."
~ Greg Bowman, Brand Architect/Adult Ministries, Willow Creek Association, Chicago, Illinois


At 11:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to "pile on" but I totally agree! Alan is a tremendous leader and clear thnker... and he values community. We've invited him to speak at the Group Life Conference the past couple of years and were thrilled wth his participation!

At 9:07 AM, Anonymous Samantha said...

I get to meet him today and can't wait!


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