What makes a small group different from a social club? Spiritual growth. But without some intentional planning, small groups can lose this important aspect, becoming stagnant and stuck. This Training Theme is perfect for training yourself or other leaders to lead growing groups. Use the variety of resources in a number of ways. For one idea, use the Retreat Plan at the end of this Training Theme.
For a free sample from this Training Theme, read A Small-Group Leader's Most Important Job.
The Difficult Work of Spiritual Growth
Exploring the necessary partnerships with God and one another
By Amy Jackson
Five Tasks for Small-Group Leaders
Do you make time for these important tasks?
Are Group Members Experiencing Life Change?
Take a deeper look at several categories of group life.
By Rick Lowry
Prayer Requests for Authentic Change
Praying for one another along the painful path of transformation
By Wayne Jacobsen
How talking about aliens brought my small group together.
By Justin Marr
A Small-Group Leader's Most Important Job
Extensive research on small groups shows a leader's prayer life is paramount to success.
By Jim Egli
Creating a Community of Care
Five tips for a more caring small group
By Jay Firebaugh
Be a Model of Authenticity
Why group leaders have a critical role in encouraging life change
By Reid Smith
Permission to Be Real
Helping people open up is a valuable skill for small-group leaders.
By Seth Widner
Measuring Spiritual Growth
Using objectives and doorposts
By Alan Danielson
Hand-Crafted Application Questions
Make sure your material fits your group members.
By Rick Lowry
Corporate Spiritual Disciplines: The Basics
Are you open to something new in your group?
By Trevor Lee
Total number of pages - 30
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