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In Making Your Small Group Work, small group experts Henry Cloud, Bill Donahue, and John Townsend equip leaders and groups simultaneously and give you everything you need to start and sustain a life-changing group. The four video-based sessions will help your small group learn to be safe, healthy, and effective. Also contains 16 optional vignettes with additional training material.
Publication Date: 2012
In Making Small Groups Work, Cloud, Donahue, and Townsend provide four sixty-minute sessions to train leaders and group members in the foundational values and practices of becoming a life-changing community. These sixty-minute sessions are the foundations of small groups that include teaching by the authors, creative segments, and activities and discussion time. The group has the chance to review and learn new group life techniques over the course of four in-depth sessions: Session 1 provides a foundational experience that helps group members get excited about the adventure and life-changing power of small group life. Session 2 focuses on introducing values, ground rules, and logistical issues to deepen relationships. Session 3 unpacks each of the five key values through in-depth teaching and practical examples. Session 4 transitions the group to running on its own, using a variety of exercises to help the group clarify what their focus will be, and what they want to do in their next meeting. Making Small Groups Work helps leaders to create strong relationships and promote the kind of in-depth discussion that will help everyone grow in their spirituality.
Dr. Henry Cloud is an acclaimed leadership expert, psychologist, and New York Times best-selling author with his books selling more than 10 million copies. As a speaker, Dr. Cloud has shared the stage with many business and global leaders and experts, such as Tony Blair, Jack Welch, Condoleezza Rice, Desmond Tutu, Malala Yousafzai, and others. In his leadership consulting practice, Dr. Cloud works with Fortune 500 companies and smaller private businesses alike. He has an extensive executive coaching background and experience as a leadership consultant, devoting the majority of his time working with CEO's, leadership teams and executives to improve performance, leadership skills, and culture. Dr. Cloud lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Tori, and their two daughters, Olivia and Lucy.
Dr. Bill Donahue is the author of the bestselling Leading Life-Changing Small Groups, Building a Life-Changing Small Groups Ministy (with Russ Robinson), Coaching Life-Changing Leaders (with Greg Bowman), and the Equipping Life-Changing Small Groups DVD.
Dr. John Townsend is a leadership consultant, psychologist, and New York Times bestselling author. He has written twenty-seven books, selling 10 million copies, including the 3 million-selling Boundaries series. John is founder of the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling and conducts the Townsend Leadership program. He travels extensively for corporate consulting, speaking, and working with leadership families. He and his wife Barbi have two sons, and live in Newport Beach, California. One of John's favorite hobbies is playing in a band that performs in Southern California lounges and venues.