Looking for ideas to energize your small group? You'll find them here! Experienced leaders offer field-tested tips and activities---from creating community and conducting worship to exploring Scripture and implementing outreach. Whether your group is charismatic, liturgical, or in-between, these methods will help you grow closer to one another as you draw nearer to God. 186 pages, softcover from InterVarsity.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 186 Vendor: Inter-Varsity Press Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 X .75 (inches) ISBN: 0830811249 ISBN-13: 9780830811243 Availability: In Stock
Are you looking for fresh ideas to energize your small group? Here are hundreds of activities contributed by small group experts from across the United States. Tested in the field and drawn from the front lines of small group ministry, these creative ideas will help you evaluate the state of your group and enhance the five components of healthy group life. Community activities for the four stages of a group's life help you to get acquainted, go deeper with one another, process conflict, make memories and prepare for your group's ending. Whether charismatic, liturgical or somewhere in between, you'll find ideas for worship and prayer that stretch group members in these vital areas of spiritual growth. Your group will grow closer to one another as you draw near to God together. Ideas for study offer you some creative methods for Bible study and life application as well as ideas for learning through books, videos and other resources. A section on outreach helps your group to look beyond its borders and serve the needs of others. You'll find ideas for inviting others into your group and for working together in evangelism, social action and world mission. Edited by Cindy Bunch, this edition features new ideas gathered from the InterVarsity Press small groups website (www.ivpress.com/smallgroups) and The Small Group Network (www.SmallGroups.com) founded by Michael Mack and now directed by Dan Lentz. Whether you are a small group leader, a group coordinator or a pastor, you will return to this valuable resource again and again.
As a senior editor with InterVarsity Press, Cindy Bunch acquires and develops Bible studies, small group books and a wide variety of general-interest books. She has been leading small groups for the past twenty years and has written numerous Bible study guides, including several in IVP's LifeGuide Bible Studies series.