Community is Messy: The Perils and Promise of Small Group Ministry

by Heather Zempel. InterVarsity Press, 2012.

This resource reveals the difficulties of small group ministry, arguing that such challenges are what make the small group a perfect community for growth.


developing community, small group ministry, insights for veteran leaders

Best For

clergy and lay leaders of any faith tradition


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Prepare new leaders during the process of developing a community by sharing insights from this resource.
  • Develop a small group ministry that nurtures spiritual growth by studying this resource with leaders.

About the Contributor

Matt Burke

Matt Burke is the director of the Northeast Center for Congregations in Fort Wayne and serves as the Center’s Education Director statewide. Matt has a background in classroom, digital and experiential education. He is passionate about using education to develop deeper faith in congregational participants.

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