Allen White

About Allen White

Allen White is a pastor, consultant, teacher, writer and speaker. He currently serves as the Senior Program Director and Small Group Strategist at with Brett Eastman. He is also on the board of Water of Life, an evangelistic water mission based in Greer, SC and is South Carolina State Point Person for the Small Group Network.

In over 20 years of ministry, Allen has served at two churches: a Top 100 Largest Church for four years and  for 15 years as Associate Pastor at New Life Christian Center, Turlock, CA, where he saw 125% of the adult congregation connected in small groups.

How to Meet the Emotional Needs of Small Group Members



Small Groups can meet some of our basic emotional needs. Everyone needs to feel that they belong. This is a high value among Small Groups. The Bible teaches us, “Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who […]

Before Robin Williams Shows Up in Your Sermon, Think Again


Robin Williams

Most people are well aware of actor Robin Williams’ passing this week. The public outpouring from every sector is tremendous. This man touched a lot of people’s lives. Whether they embraced him as Mork from Ork, or “Captain, my captain,” or a DJ in Vietnam, or a loveable, hope-inspiring doctor in Patch Adams, Robin Williams […]

Fear and Trembling on Day 41: How to Sustain the Groups You Just Launched



Several years ago a small group pastor joined our coaching program. He had gone from having no small groups in his church to actually launching 233 groups for a 40 day church-wide campaign. At the end of the campaign, when it was all said and done, he ended up with three groups. What a heartbreak! […]

God Doesn’t Want You to Worry



Brett Eastman and I are working with a growing number of churches at Lifetogether Ministries to help them produce their own video-based curriculum and grow their small group ministries successfully. As we watch churches take big steps forward for the Kingdom, we also see the enemy at work. Divisive church members, staff setbacks, and a […]

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Avoiding the Pitfalls of a Church-wide Campaign



Church-wide campaigns are a powerful vehicle for connecting congregations into community and impacting spiritual growth. 40 Days of Purpose from Rick Warren, One Month to Live by Kerry Shook, and a number of other church-wide experiences prove the catalytic impact of a small group study aligned with a sermon series. Churches and their members will never be the same. […]

Balancing Group Life and Bible Study



“How do groups balance developing relationships and completing lessons?” When we hear a question like this the fear is that the answer will lie at one of two extremes. Either the group would be a bunch of Bible eggheads who care for God’s Word, but don’t really care much for each other or the group […]

How Do You Know When God is Speaking to You?


Big Megaphone

“I believe that God is directing me to ____________________.” How do you handle that in a small group? Whether the group member feels led to quit his job, move to another state, or end a relationship, how do you help your group member discern the truth? From the very beginning, God has been in relationship with […]

When Bible Study Becomes Idolatry


Stack of Books

Over the years, I’ve encountered a few folks who are thrilled with Bible study, but less than thrilled by fellow believers. These folks have a great handle on the Word, but fall short in the deeds department. They don’t want to be bothered by going back to “elementary” teachings. They are Scriptural carnivores looking for […]

How to Deal with Irrational People



Irrational behavior has no good argument. Yes, Jesus challenged the religious leaders of His day, but He loved them just as much as He loved His disciples. Jesus came to save the lost. The high priest and the others were lost. They just didn’t know it. People who result to anger, cursing or violence aren’t […]

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