Item description for Coaching Life-Changing Small Group Leaders: A Practical Guide for Those Who Lead and Shepherd Small Group Leaders by Bill Donahue & Greg Bowman...
Overview This tested and proven resource has been revised and expanded to include new chapters on shepherding, training, and conducting assimilation events. It is a "go-to" resource for small group coaches who want to lead and shepherd with excellence.
Publishers Description Small groups transform churches---and lives. Small group leaders often feel the weight of shepherding their members. But who shepherds the shepherd? And what are the best ways to provide that support and guidance? These are the questions answered in Coaching Life-Changing Small Group Leaders. When you're called to coach a small group leader in your church, your mind may be filled with questions: Am I godly enough? What do I have to offer? How do I begin? Although the challenge seems immense, this handbook breaks down the work into reassuring and achievable steps. Originally self-published by Willow Creek Community Church, this expanded and improved edition offers field-tested and biblically supported advice on such topics as modeling a surrendered life to those you shepherd gaining the tools and wisdom you need for coaching helping leaders grow spiritually nurturing the spiritual development and support of leaders. For those who want to coach with excellence and truly help small group leaders thrive, this go-to guide offers practical answers and inspiring examples. You'll find both challenge and promise in these pages as you learn to carry forth your God-given calling with confidence. 'We ask small group leaders to come alongside their group members, but often no one comes alongside them. This is a great tool from two people who have done exactly that for a long time. Small group leaders everywhere will benefit from this kind of coaching.'
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.9" Width: 8.82" Height: 0.35" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2006
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series Groups that Grow
ISBN 0310251796 ISBN13 9780310251798 UPC 025986251796
Availability 0 units.
More About Bill Donahue & Greg Bowman
Bill Donahue is an associate professor at Trinity International University and a popular conference speaker. The author of more than a dozen books with sales over 550,000 copies, he is former director of leadership development and group life for the Willow Creek Community Church and Association. He lives in Illinois.
Bill Donahue currently resides in West Dundee Barrington, in the state of Illinois. Bill Donahue was born in 1958.
Bill Donahue has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Coaching Life-Changing Small Group Leaders?
small groups coaching - crucial piece in sustainability Mar 9, 2007
One could choose to 'learn by doing'. Very tiring and stressful. Coaching small group leaders is, not surprisingly, as essential to success as coaching any athletic team. No coach? Enjoy the chaos. There will be blood on the field very soon. It's self-destructive to avoid this resource if a church is hoping to employ small groups. It is as good as the 'Leading Small Groups' book reviewed close by. Forms to use, goals toward which to strive, step-by-step pathways to follow, meeting agendas to fill in... what will you address with your leaders? What are the goals specific to each leader? How does the leader monitor the life of his or her group? What are the personal goals of the leader for 5G development (Growth, Gifts, Good stewardship...)? What are your goals as Coach? Where do you even find a list of possible goals? This is organized, educationally sound, Biblical, realistic. Thank you, Willow.
Excellent Leadership Resource! Feb 26, 2007
I've read a "bunch" of leadership books during my 30 years as an Associate Pastor-Education in churches ranging from 300 to 3,000 in weekend attendance.
I would rate the workbook,Coaching Life-Changing Small Group Leaders, in the top 10%.
It's an "easy read" with many practical ideas for not only coaching small group leaders, but for coaching people in both church and secular settings.
Try it! You'll like it! (and you leaders will be glad!)