Even if they don't feel like it, small-group leaders have an important role that aids in the spiritual growth of group members. Leaders have the privilege of partnering with God to shepherd the people in their group. To help leaders in the important task, we've created this Training Theme that includes assessments, case studies, how-to articles, and even a retreat plan for ideas on how to use this resource at a day-long training event.
For a sample from this Training Theme, read "Be a Model of Authenticity."
The Heart of a Shepherd
A close look at the characteristics of a real-life shepherd
By Heather Zempel
Search out your heart and your performance by considering these key issues.
By Len Woods
Am I Aiding Transformation?
Determine how you're contributing to group-wide transformation.
By Trevor Lee
The Fruit of Changed Lives
What you do has eternal significance.
By Michael C. Mack
Comfort in the Face of Tragedy
Shepherding people in the worst of times.
By Karen Mohler
The Five Ms of Shepherding
Essential practices for an effective small-group leader
By Life Together
Being a good listener really starts in your heart.
By Steven B. Rowe
Honest to God and Others
Encourage honesty in your group by creating entryways into your life.
By Joel Comiskey
Be a Model of Authenticity
How to lead your small group with transparency
By Reid Smith
How to Give Good Advice
Some people want you to listen; others genuinely want you to speak.
By Fred Smith
Shepherding Broken People
When your group shares their deepest hurts, how do you respond?
By Dan Lentz
Total number of pages - 28
You have permission to make up to 1,000 copies of this resource within your local church.