Building a Life-Changing Small Group Ministry: A Strategic Guide for Leading Group Life in Your Church

by Bill Donahue, Russ G. Robinson. Zondervan, 2012.

Dr. Bill Donahue is the former Director of Leader Development and Group Life for the Willow Creek Church & Association where he worked extensively with small group ministry. This first book of the Groups That Grow series covers creating a strategic plan for building and leading small group ministry in a church. The emphasis is on incorporating small groups into the policies, strategies and tactics of the congregation. Topics covered include how to create groups, how to train leaders, and how to assess group success. There are also appendices on seeing community at work in the Bible, popular small group ministry models, and strategic planning worksheets. This resource will be helpful to congregations wishing to create small groups that are an integral part of the structure of the organization. The book is also available in e-book format. Another work of interest in the Groups That Grow series is the DVD training program called {{Equipping Life-Changing Leaders |}}.