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No matter what need brings a group of people togetherfrom marriage enrichment to divorce recovery, from grief recovery to spiritual formationmembers 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.
With insights from their best-selling book How People Grow, Cloud and Townsend show how Gods plan for growth is made up of three key elements: grace plus truth plus time. When groups embrace those elements, they find Gods grace and forgiveness and learn how to handle their imperfections without shame as they model Gods love and support to one another.
In addition to describing what makes small groups work, Leading Small Groups 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.
Dr. John Townsend is a psychologist, popular speaker, and cohost of the nationally broadcast New Life Live! radio program, and a cofounder of Cloud-Townsend clinic and Cloud-Townsend Resources. He has written or co-written 27 books, selling over six million copies, including the bestseller Boundaries. He is also the author of Boundaries with Teens and Hiding from Love. He and his wife, Barbi, live in southern California. They have two grown sons.
Great book on small groups in the church. A must read for anyone leading or organizing small groups.Published 7 days ago by William J. Bennett
A must have book to make group life deeper than meeting for pie and coffee.Published 4 months ago by Tim Mensendiek
Cloud/Townsend are the best when it comes to small group work. They give you the model to be a part of a group, to lead one, and what to red flag. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Nicholas P. Schiefen
A book that every small group leader should read... helpful, practical, supportive, encouraging, and challenging. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Kelli Louise Spivey
going to start small groups at church. Book will be used in that group so I ordered early as we like these authors.Published 10 months ago by Hallie Luginsland
I purchased this book to help provide guidelines for support group leaders and found it to provide lots of helpful tips. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Joyce L.Todd
Making Small Groups Work serves as a comprehensive guidebook for leaders seeking to foster a culture of holistic spiritual growth in the context of community. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Wes