All small-group leaders would say they want to lead a healthy group. At the same time, it can be difficult to determine what makes a healthy group. This Training Tool will explain the elements of healthy groups—things like leader health, group safety, fun, and shared ownership—and show you how to move your group in the right direction. This Training Theme is perfect for use during a training session with leaders. Take a peek at the Retreat Plan at the end for ideas on how to use these articles in a one-day retreat.
For a free sample from this resource, read "Cultivate a Disciple-Making Environment."
Handling Difficult Personalities
It starts with knowing your heart.
By Jeffrey Arnold
Six Habits of Healthy Small-Group Leaders
Because healthy leaders lead healthy groups.
By Sheila Ely
Is Your Small Group Thriving?
Be sure to answer that based on your group's current stage of development.
By Carolyn Taketa
We're Not Growing Anymore
When you feel the tension between going deep and reaching out
By Gary D. Preston
Engaging Conflict in Groups
Restore health to your group when tensions arise.
By Mark Bonham
Cultivate a Disciple-Making Environment
You can create the right environment for a healthy group.
By Reid Smith
The Connected Small-Group Leader
The importance of staying connected to your coach
By Seth Widner
Is Your Group Safe for Open-Heart Surgery?
Becoming places of true authenticity and heart transformation
By Eddy Hall
The Necessary Element of Fun
Why having a good time is essential for relationships and spiritual growth
By Sam O'Neal
How to Share Ownership of Your Small Group
For a healthy group, let everyone pitch in.
By Jay Firebaugh
Six Steps for Conflict Resolution
A professional's tips for clearing the air
By Steve Larson
Past, Present, and Future
Questions to help build community in your group
By Jeffrey Arnold
Total number of pages - 26
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