Small Group Resources

Posted by tom | Sep 19, 2007

Pressing ahead with preparations for a workshop on the “A,B,C’s of Small Groups” for college age to seniors as part of a Christian Educators Training Workshop at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

A,B,C’s of Small Groups” for college age to seniors

How does one sort through all the tools and fads to discern a Biblical purpose, structure and direction for a small group ministry which can be developed, launched, expanded, sustained, and reinvigorated over time?  While outlining a framework and recommending various resources to address the above question, the presenter will weave in personal reflections regarding: 1.  InterVarsity Christian Fellowship's small group ministry, 2.  Elizabethtown Brethren-in-Christ's age range fellowship groups which meet every Sunday morning, 3. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) [note to groshlink readers:  this will be from Theresa's recollections], 4. how a young couples small group incorporated singles and later children, lots of them.

I have enjoyed hearing back from friends and pastors regarding small groups which they have been involved with over the years. 

For those with interest, below are additional recommended resources to those given at Inquiry: Small Groups.  If you have others to add, please post them.  Thank-you.

Books

Biblical Foundations For Small Group Ministry
The Big Book on Small Groups
Christian Classics Bible Studies
The Connecting Church
Discipleship Essentials
Family Virtues Guide
God's Whisper in a Mother's Chaos
I Come Away Stronger
Let's Get Started
Organic Community
The Search to Belong
Small Group Idea Book
Small Group Leaders' Handbook
Small Group Outreach
Small Group Starter Kit
The Spiritual Disciplines Handbook
Veggie Tales Family Devotional

And heres a few more:
How to Lead a Life Guide Study
Passport to the Bible
Videos that Teach, I believe they're up to the 4th issue by now.
A Woman's Guide to Servant Leadership:  A Biblical Study for Becoming a Christlike Leader

Websites:

Equipping Ministries International
InterGenerational Worship Resources
Language of Belonging
Small Group Help
Small Groups
The Connecting Church
Homeword (youth),
Youth Ministry

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