Making Small Groups Work

What Every Small Group Leader Needs to Know

by Henry Cloud, John Townsend, Henry/John Cloud/Townsend, Henry Cloud, John Townsend

On Sale: 2003-11-19

Book Summary

This unabridged audio download edition provides small-group leaders with everything they need to know to help their small group of any kind. It's an operating system for small groups. You'll get the most out of your group no matter your topic, from divorce recovery to marriage enrichment, from grief recovery to spiritual formation---grow spiritually, emotionally, and relationally.

About the Book

Lead small groups through astounding growth with principles from the best-selling books How People Grow and BoundariesNo matter what need brings a group of people together—from marriage enrichment to divorce recovery, from grief recovery to spiritual formation—members are part of a small group because they want to grow. This book by psychologists Henry Cloud and John Townsend provides small-group leaders with valuable guidance and information on how they can help their groups to grow spiritually, emotionally, and relationally. With insights from their best-selling book How People Grow, Cloud and Townsend show how God’s plan for growth is made up of three key elements: grace plus truth plus time. When groups embrace those elements, they find God’s grace and forgiveness and learn how to handle their imperfections without shame as they model God’s love and support to one another.In addition to describing what makes small groups work, Leading Small Groups That Help People Grow explains the roles and responsibilities of both leaders and group members. Employing tenets from the book How People Grow, this book equips leaders to understand the ins and outs of how to promote growth, and using principles from their best-selling book Boundaries, they show how to identify and find solutions for common problems such as boredom, noncompliance, passivity, aggression, narcissism, spiritualization, over-neediness, over-giving, and nonstop talking.

Product Details

  • Imprint: Zondervan
  • On Sale: 2003-11-19
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2003-11-19
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  • Category 1 : RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Discipleship
  • Category 2 : RELIGION / Christian Ministry / General
  • Category 3 : RELIGION / Christian Education / General
  • Category 4 : RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
  • Category 5 : RELIGION / Christian Education / Adult
  • Category 6 : RELIGION / Christian Church / Leadership