In Making Small Groups Work, Cloud, Donahue, and Townsend provide four sixty-minute sessions to train leaders and group members in the foundational values and practices of becoming a life-changing community. These sixty-minute sessions are the foundations of small groups that include teaching by the authors, creative segments, and activities and discussion time. The group has the chance to review and learn new group life techniques over the course of four in-depth sessions: • Session 1 provides a foundational experience that helps group members get excited about the adventure and life-changing power of small group life. • Session 2 focuses on introducing values, ground rules, and logistical issues to deepen relationships. • Session 3 unpacks each of the five key values through in-depth teaching and practical examples. • Session 4 transitions the group to running on its own, using a variety of exercises to help the group clarify what their focus will be, and what they want to do in their next meeting. Making Small Groups Work helps leaders to create strong relationships and promote the kind of in-depth discussion that will help everyone grow in their spirituality.
|Contributor(s)||Henry Cloud , Bill Donahue , John Townsend|
|About the Contributor(s)||Henry Cloud
Dr. Henry Cloud is a popular speaker, and co-host, with Dr. John Townsend, of the nationally broadcast New Life Live! Radio program, and cofounder of Cloud-Townsend Clinic and Cloud-Townsend Resources. His bestselling books include the Gold Medallion Award-winning Boundaries books and Making Small Groups Work. Dr. Cloud and his wife and two daughters live in Southern California.
Dr. Bill Donahue is the author of the bestselling Leading Life-Changing Small Groups, Building a Life-Changing Small Groups Ministy (with Russ Robinson), Coaching Life-Changing Leaders (with Greg Bowman), and the Equipping Life-Changing Small Groups DVD.
Dr. John Townsend is a leadership consultant, psychologist, and New York times bestselling author. He has written twenty-seven books, selling 8 million copies, including the 3 million-selling Boundaries series. John is founder of the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling and conducts the Townsend Leadership Program. He travels extensively for corporate consulting, speaking, and working with leadership families. He and his wife, Barbi, live in Newport Beach, California. They have two sons. One of Dr. Townsend's favorite hobbies is playing in a band that performs in Southern California lounges and venues.
|Publish Date||May 22, 2012|
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