Intervarsity Press Revised 1995
By Ann Beyerlein , Sara Keiper , Jimmy Long , Patty Pell , Nina Thiel and Doug Whallon
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’ Handbook includes 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.