Building a Church of Small Groups

by Bill Donahue

Other authorsKeri Wyatt Kent (Contributor)
Hardcover, 2001



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Zondervan (2001), Edition: English Language, 224 pages


Church Should Be the Last Place Where Anyone Stands Alone Our hearts were made for deep, authentic relationships. For community. And like nothing else, small groups provide the kind of life-giving community that builds and empowers the body of Christ and impacts the world. At Willow Creek Community Church, small groups are so important that they define the core organizational strategy. Willow Creek has gone from being a church with small groups to being a church of small groups. Sharing insights from that transition, its two chief architects tell how your church---whatever its size and circumstances---can become a place where people of all ages can experience powerful, transforming community. Part one presents the theological, sociological, and organizational underpinnings of small groups. You'll discover why they are so vital to church health. Part two moves you from vision to practice. Part three shows you how to identify, recruit, train, and support group leaders. And part four helps you deal with the critical process of change as your church develops its small group ministry. 'Bill Donahue and Russ Robinson have not just thought and read and talked about community. They have rolled up their sleeves and devoted their vocational lives to figuring out how to actually help make it happen with real-life people in a real-life church.' ---John Ortberg, author, If You Want to Walk on Water, Get Out of the Boat… (more)

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Building a Church of Small Groups lays a biblical and sociological foundation for Christian community as expressed in small group ministry. Through story and illustration, Donahue and Robinson paint a lucid picture of the values of community and the inner-workings of small group life. Moreover, the
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practical advice concerning conflict management and shepherding is especially invaluable. Good overview A-
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224 p.; 6.3 inches


0310240352 / 9780310240358


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