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

by Henry Cloud, John Townsend. Zondervan, 2003.
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Dr. Henry Cloud is a clinical psychologist and leadership consultant with bachelor’s and doctoral degrees in psychology. Dr. John Townsend is also a psychologist and co-founder of Cloud-Townsend Clinic. Together, they bring their education and experience to bear on the world of small groups. They argue that when small groups embrace “grace plus truth plus time” they can model God’s love and support to one another in the context of community. Making Small Groups Work provides a framework for small groups that encourages deep community through understanding what makes a group work well. They also address key responsibilities of group leaders and members. This resource will be helpful for leaders seeking to improve the quality and depth of the small group experience by emphasizing positive relational bonds and minimizing the negative impact of difficult situations.