Small Group Leaders Handbook the Next Generation
Ann Beyerlein, Sara Keiper, Jimmy Long, Patty Pell, NinaThiel and Doug WhallonNow completely updated for a new generation of small groupleaders, this classic contains everything you need to knowabout leading small groups, including the importance of abiblical foundation, developing leadership...
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Ann Beyerlein, Sara Keiper, Jimmy Long, Patty Pell, NinaThiel and Doug WhallonNow completely updated for a new generation of small groupleaders, this classic contains everything you need to knowabout leading small groups, including the importance of abiblical foundation, developing leadership skills, creatinggood communication, and handling conflict. 192 pages, fromIVP.
So you're leading a small group---you need help! You'll find it in this practical guidebook written by five experienced group leaders. They begin by explaining the biblical basis and growth stages of small groups. Then they help you develop skills you'll need to resolve conflicts, lead discussions, and plan for the future. The last chapter is a grab bag of ideas and activities you can use to encourage your group's spiritual maturity.
Now completely rewritten, updated and expanded for a new generation of small group leaders, this IVP classic contains everything you need to know about small groups: starting with a strong biblical and strategic foundation; building in 4 key components--community, nurture, worship and outreach; guiding the group through its life stages; creating good communication; handling conflict in the group; encouraging members to "own" the group; planning group meetings; and developing leadership skills.And besides warm, wise counsel, Small Group Leaders' Handbookincludes a resource section that's overflowing with great ideas: ice breakers, application steps, community-building projects, outreach tips and much more!Whether you are starting a new group, working to get a group back on track, or introducing a small group program as part of church or parachurch ministry, here is your ticket to effective foundations, training and practice.
Patty Pell (M.A., Denver Seminary) is a staff worker with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship on the campus of the University of Northern Colorado and at Christ Community Church in Greeley, Colorado. She is the author of Esther and Hospitality in the LifeGuide Bible Study series and a co-author of Small Group Leaders' Handbook Most recently she has undertaken producing the multivolume N. T. Wright for Everyone Bible Studies.
Jimmy Long (D.Min., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is a regional director for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA. His resources include Small Group Leaders' Handbook: The Next Generation, Emerging Hope: A Strategy for Reaching Postmodern Generations, Emerging Culture Curriculum Kit and most recently The Leadership Jump.