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In a world of confusion and conflict, small group fellowship offers solace, rest and love. These "Churches within a Church" work like an extended family to support members through times of crisis and uncertainty. However, not all churches have the will or the skill to be an effective small group program. In this book the authors show you how you can evaluate the readiness of your church to begin a small group ministry, or multiply and improve your existing groups. They also present ways to use prayer in small group, proven models for starting small groups, key skills of a successful small group leader and reasons why small groups fail.
Two leading experts on church growth present six reasons why small groups fail, nine secrets of what people want in small groups, seven ways to use prayer in small groups, and six key skills of a small-group leader.
Gary L. McIntosh (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary; D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary) is professor of Christian ministry and leadership at Talbot School of Theology, he leads 20-25 national seminars a year, serves as a church consultant, was president of the American Society of Church Growth in 1995-1996, and has written numerous books, including Finding Them; The Issachar Factor: Three Generations: One Size Doesn't Fit All; Overcoming the Dark Side,; Staffing Your Church for Growth and most recently Taking your Church to the Next Level
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Martin currently serves as senior pastor of the Community Baptist Church in Manhattan Beach, California. A