Making Small Groups Work: What Every Small Group Leader Needs to Know

by Henry Cloud, John Townsend. Zondervan, 2003.


Drawing upon the authors' experiences as psychologists, this resource looks at what makes a group work well in order to improve small group ministry.


responsibilities of group leaders and members, positive relational bonds, improving the quality and depth of small groups

Recommended Audience

clergy and small group leader


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Improve the depth of the small group experience by emphasizing positive relational bonds.
  • Develop an effective small group ministry by using this resource as a training tool for small group 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 and most recently served as the associate director of Learning Science at Kaplan Test Prep. He is passionate about using education to develop deeper faith in congregational participants.

Matt earned a B.A. in Religion from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and a Masters of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Kelly, and his two sons, Silas and Levi. Matt also loves storytelling in films, books and music and finding the intersections of faith and popular culture.

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