Item description for How To Lead Small Groups by Neal McBride...
Overview HOW TO LEAD SMALL GROUPS Everything you need to become a first-rate small group leader
Whether you're new, a veteran, or just thinking about it, How to Lead Small Groups will make you a more effective small group leader-of a more successful small group!
How to Lead Small Groups covers leadership skills for all kinds of small groups-Bible study, fellowship, task, and support groups. And it's designed to help you hit the ground running, by giving you all the tools and information you need-without making you wade through complicated or time-consuming background information, theory, or rationales.
With 20 years of small group experience, Neal McBride knows what makes or breaks a small group-and what can make or break you as a leader! So he's filled How to Lead Small Groups with step-by-step guidance and practical exercises to help you grasp the critical aspects of small group leadership and dynamics, including:
- Defining your group's purpose - Covenanting - Understanding group stages - Evaluating your group - Handling conflict - Asking good discussion questions - Stimulating healthy fellowship, sharing, and prayer
So whether you've never led a small group before, or have led hundreds, you'll want to keep How to Lead Small Groups close at hand. You and the groups you lead will benefit from these clear, concise leadership essentials over and over again.
Publishers Description Whether you are a veteran or a new small-group leader, this book has the leadership skills, tools, and information you need. This leader's resource can work with Bible study, fellowship, support, or task groups. Topics include: - defining your group's purpose - stimulating healthy fellowship - handling conflict - evaluating your group - asking great questions
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.14" Width: 5.26" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.365 lbs.
Release Date Aug 15, 1990
Publisher NAV PRESS #111
ISBN 0891093036 ISBN13 9780891093039
Reviews - What do customers think about How To Lead Small Groups?
One of the best I have found! Oct 16, 2003
McBride has written one of the most effective and useful books on small groups I have read; it is compact and easy to use. The chapter divisions make for quick review or if problem solving if you are already leading a small group.
Small groups are easier said than done. Often times, they are they seem to meet to meet without any defining purpose or covenant. McBride leads us pass the Bible study model, into building covenant groups of friendship and caring. McBride recognizes the biblical mandate to care for one another and how difficult that is to do in the typical evangelical church service- small groups are a very effective way in fulfilling that mandate.
The role of leadership is thoroughly discussed. The idea that small groups can be leaderless, or that leadership can be rotated amongst the group is soundly dismissed. Although he does not quote Maxwells dictum, it runs throughout his discussions on leadership: Everything rises or falls on leadership.
Any weaknesses? Not really. The author readily admits his fondness for lists. Do not get me wrong, I would rather read a list than a paragraph any day, but he borders on listmania. If you are considering establishing small groups in your church this book is must reading.
small but invaluable book May 3, 2001
"Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God" (Ephesians 5:1-2)
As the verse above notes, we are called to imitate God. God in His very Trinitarian being lives in community. Christ lived in community during the years of His ministry. If nothing else, it would seem that we are called to live in community.
"How to Lead Small Groups" by Neal F. McBride is a "must have" resource for those seeking to live the Christian life in a community setting. This is a small but invaluable book.
Mr. McBride lays our clear, Biblical foundations for small group ministry. He states (and then demonstrates) that: "of all the potential ministry formats available to the local church, small groups have the greatest biblical support."
From this solid foundation, McBride then lays out a picture of a small group leader. The rest of the book is spent going over basic group dynamics as well as troubleshooting tips for commonly encountered problems.
I highly recommend "How to Lead Small Groups." It is one of the best small groups resources on the market.
An excellent resource for Bible study/ prayer group leaders Sep 20, 1999
Whether you are just starting out in small group adult ministry or have some experience, this book is a helpful resource in understanding group dynamics. The author shares "pitfalls" groups fall into as well as useful insights for whatever phase your group is in. It also helps you gauge your effectiveness as a small group leader -- and make adjustments accordingly.