Small Group Leadership as Spiritual Direction: Practical Ways to Blend an Ancient Art into Your Contemporary Community

by Heather Webb. Zondervan, 2005.
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Heather Webb is a licensed professional counselor with a master’s in counseling from Colorado Christian University and a doctorate of ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary. Looking at small group leadership from a counseling perspective, she argues that small group leaders must take seriously the task of being spiritual directors, which she defines as being with another person in their relationship with God. This means that small group leaders must cultivate in their groups the ability to hear and address the deeply personal but relational questions of group members. This is a helpful resource for leaders seeking to deepen the community of their groups and to take seriously the big life questions that arise in the lives of people of faith.