Leading Small Groups That Thrive: Five Shifts to Take Your Group to the Next Level

by Ryan T. Hartwig, Courtney W. Davis, and others. Zondervan, August 11, 2020.


As a result of a large-scale research study, this book provides a data-driven model for building effective, transformational small groups.


three questions to ask right now; three essential disciplines to sustain long-term effectiveness of a small group; resources to help a small group leader grow

Recommended Audience

clergy and lay leaders, small group leaders


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Discern a vision for your small group
  • Develop an actionable roadmap that will help you recruit, shape, and grow your small group

About the Contributor

Karen Goley

Karen Goley uses her resource knowledge and relational style to work closely with congregations as a resource consultant and behind the scenes with our robust database of resources and doing project work.  Prior to joining the Center, Karen spent over fifteen years in the human resources field, serving nonprofit and financial services organizations in the Indianapolis area and the suburbs of Chicago.

With faith as her foundation, Karen enjoys spending quality time with her family and is a very proud Purdue University alum.  Having earned a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision, Karen put her pride on full display by naming the family pup Mackey- after Purdue basketball’s Mackey Arena.  Boiler Up!

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