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Building a Church of Small Groups A Place Where Nobody Stands Alone

ISBN-10: 0310267102
ISBN-13: 9780310267102
Edition: 2005
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Description: Building a Church of Small GroupsA Place Where Nobody Stands Alone}Our hearts were made for community. We hunger for thedeep, authentic relationships Jesus had in mind when heprayed that his followers would be one. Yet in manychurches, the  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 10/9/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Building a Church of Small GroupsA Place Where Nobody Stands Alone}Our hearts were made for community. We hunger for thedeep, authentic relationships Jesus had in mind when heprayed that his followers would be one. Yet in manychurches, the connection we crave is lacking. How canchurch become a place where nobody stands alone?Building a Church of Small Groups unpacts the vision, values, and strategies required to integrate small groupsinto your entire ministry. Part one presents thetheological, sociological, and organizationalunderpinnings of small groups. You'll discover why smallgroups, as reflections of God's communial nature, are sovital to church health. Written by two of today's topauthorities on small group ministry, Building a Church ofSmall Groups is a proven blueprint for health and spiritualvitality in your church. Here is thorough, seasonedguidance for helping people grow together in faith, hope, and love through closely knit small group communities.

Dr. Bill Donahue is Executive Director of Small Group Ministries for the Willow Creek Association (WCA) and works with Willow Creek Community Church to train and develop small group leaders. The church has over 2,500 small groups and the WCA has over 12,000 member churches worldwide representing over 95 denominations in 27 countries. Bill Donahue es director del ministerio de grupos pequeños de Willow Creek Association. Previamente se desempeñó como miembro del personal de Willow Creek Community Church colaborando en la planificación e implementación del ministerio mundial de grupos pequeños. Reside en West Dundee, Illinois, con su esposa Gail y sus dos hijos.

Russ Robinson, formerly executive director of small groups at Willow Creek and senior pastor of Meadowbrook Church in North Haledon, New Jersey, is coauthor with Bill Donahue of The Seven Deadly Sins of Small Group Ministry. He continues to speak and write while practicing law in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Russ Robinson, abogado de Hoffman Estates, Illinois, fue pastor principal de Meadowbrook Church en North Haledon, Nueva Jersey. Y con anterioridad fue director de ministerios y grupos pequeños en Willow creek Community Church. Es coautor con Bill Donahue del libro titulado Building a Church of Small Groups.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Willow Creek Story
Making the Case for Community
In the Beginning, God: The Theological Evidence
Created for Community: The Sociological Evidence
What the Church Needs to Grow: The Organizational Evidence
Pursuing Community in Small Groups
Small Groups Are Built on Authentic Relationships
Small Groups Are Places Where Truth Meets Life
Small Groups Experience Healthy Conflict
Small Groups Provide Well-Balanced Shepherding
Developing Leaders of Small Groups
Enlisting Small Group Leaders
Training Small Group Leaders
Coaching and Supporting Leaders
Leading a Church of Small Groups
Make Decisions
Choose a Strategy
Phasing in the Small Group Ministry
Closing Words
Willow Creek Small Group Facts at a Glance
Kinds of Small Groups at Willow Creek
Notes

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