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This book brims with effective strategies for recruiting leaders, connecting members into groups, coaching groups for success, and giving people something to say yes to, even when they have rejected church-wide campaigns previously offered by their churches. Keys to effective, ongoing groups include leadership training, ongoing coaching, appropriate recordkeeping, as well as a sequence of aligned series rather than just a single occasional campaign. This book provides fundamentals that will insure ongoing success--proven principles used effectively in hundreds of churches across North America.
Readers of Exponential Groupswill learn how to connect their "unconnected" members into community, recruit the group leaders needed to connect and grow their congregation, coach group leaders for a sustainable group structure that will serve their church for years to come, understand how to maintain current discipleship strategies, and implement new strategies without alienating their members or derailing their current systems.
Number of Pages: 250
Vendor: Hendrickson Publishers
Publication Date: 2017
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Allen White Allen White coaches churches in launching exponential groups. In over 25 years of ministry, he has served on staff at two churches: New Life Christian Center, Turlock, CA (nondenominational) and Brookwood Church, Simpsonville, SC (Southern Baptist) as well as coaching over 1,500 churches across North America. Allen teaches workshops for various churches and organizations as well as workshops for Saddleback Church's conferences and Willow Creek Canada, and is part of the Small Group Network out of Saddleback Church, which has chapters in all 50 states and many other countries. He holds a B.A. in Biblical Studies and Missions and a M.Div, in Christian Education from Evangel University, Springfield, MO.
Wouldnt it be great to have all the people in our churches connected to groups in which they can do life together, learn about God, and encourage each other? . . . If you want to learn how to empower your people to step up and serve, and effectively reach those outside of the church, pick up a copy of Exponential Groups by Allen White.
—Greg Surratt, Founding Pastor, Seacoast Church President, ARC, and author of Ir-Rev-Rend
Allen has written a terrific book from the seat of a practitioner. Having helped countless churches start and maintain small groups ministries, Allen's voice is one to be trusted. But beware: read this book only if you're ready for your small groups to grow!
—Steve Gladen, Small Groups Pastor, Saddleback Church Author, Small Groups with Purpose and LEADING Small Groups with Purpose
"What you'll find in the pages of this book is time-tested strategy to exponentially multiply your small group ministry. Allen has the heart of a pastor, the wit of a standup comedian, and the experience of a professional football coach. If you are a senior pastor or a small group champion and want to take your ministry to the next level, I would order this book for yourself and your entire leadership team."
—Brett Eastman, Founder and President, Lifetogether Ministries, Author of the Doing Life Together curriculum series
I don't know anyone who has worked with more churches on maximizing their small groups than Allen White. In Exponential Groups: Unleashing Your Churchs Potential, Allen takes that wealth of experience and breaks it down for every church to easily digest and implement immediately. If your goal is to connect a lot of people into community in a short amount of time, then this book is for you.
—Chris Surratt, Discipleship and Small Group Specialist, LifeWay Christian Resources, author of Small Groups for The Rest Of Us