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—Rick Howerton, author, Destination Community: Small-Group Ministry Manual
“In a rare combination Brad House bridges the biblical and theological underpinnings of small groups and presents practical ‘how-to's.’ He explains why smaller communities are imperative to the health of the individual and the church then goes on to explain from bottom to top how to make it work in your church. Free of clichés and stereotypes, Brad takes a fresh look at an ancient concept!”
—Bill Search, Small Groups Pastor, Southeast Community Church; author, Simple Small Groups
“In the 20th century multitudes of churches grew through attractional evangelism and Sunday school classes on their property. In the 21st century newer and growing churches focus missionally on community groups not in educational buildings but in the homes of believers scattered in the neighborhoods all around a church's region. This is a good thing. Pastor Brad House has written a fantastic book to help conventional, transitional, and emerging churches to live out the gospel in community. Read your Bible, then read this, and then go reach your neighbors.”
—Alvin L. Reid, Professor of Evangelism and Student Ministry, Bailey Smith Chair of Evangelism, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Brad House serves as executive pastor of ministries at Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the author of Community: Taking Your Small Groups off Life Support. He and his wife, Jill, have four children.
Excellent book challenging me and encouraging me to see my church and small groups in the context of community.
House uses a host of effective charts, graphs and diagrams to create a clear understand of the church's biblical call to community and the practice of that call.
I'd highly recommend this book to those looking into small groups for their church, or for those who are leading or are ready to lead a new group.
Good book so far. Insightful
It forces you to look at church community and outreach to local communities from many different angles. Read more
I found it to be not much in content in actual good information. It spending a lot of papers describing the importance and impact of small groups. Read morePublished 1 month ago by John Tan
Excellent book challenging me and encouraging me to see my church and small groups in the context of community. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Dede &amp;amp; Andy
Practical tips for small groups and excellent theology about small groups. Truly enjoyed it and refer back to it often.Published 6 months ago by SonOfEncouragement(dot)com
I liked the structure of the book:
It's brilliantly practical. Read more
I'm on a journey where my paradigm is shifting from a 1950's version of evangelism to a more contextualized version for this era. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Drmutts