Making Small Groups Work: What Every Small Group Leader Needs to Know

by Henry Cloud

Paperback, 2003



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Zondervan (2003), 292 pages


Lead small groups through astounding growth with principles from the best-selling books How People Grow and Boundaries No matter what need brings a group of people together--from marriage enrichment to divorce recovery, from grief recovery to spiritual formation--members are part of a small group because they want to grow. This book by psychologists Henry Cloud and John Townsend provides small-group leaders with valuable guidance and information on how they can help their groups to grow spiritually, emotionally, and relationally. Townsend show how God's plan for growth is made up of three key elements: grace plus truth plus time. When groups embrace those elements, they find God's grace and forgiveness and learn how to handle their imperfections without shame as they model God's love and support to one another. That Help People Grow explains the roles and responsibilities of both leaders and group members. Employing tenets from the book How People Grow, this book equips leaders to understand the ins and outs of how to promote growth, and using principles from their best-selling book Boundaries, they show how to identify and find solutions for common problems such as boredom, noncompliance, passivity, aggression, narcissism, spiritualization, over-neediness, over-giving, and nonstop talking.… (more)

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0310250285 / 9780310250289


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