Small groups for Bible study, pastoral care and prayer are an integral ministry of most evangelical churches—and their effectiveness depends largely on the quality of their leadership. In churches across Australia and the UK, Growth Groups has become the standard leadership training resource to meet this need. Growth Groups is a hands-on training course for small group leaders, taking them through the practicalities of teaching a Bible study, group dynamics, troubleshooting, and much more. But it is also useful as a manual that leaders can work through on their own.
• Explores aspects such as group dynamics, prayer, personal ministry, evangelism, training others, and more • Explains how practice flows from Scripture, and why it’s critical that the leader is also seeking to mature in their faith • Encourages leaders to keep the Bible at the centre of their groups purpose and habits • Places small group ministry within the wider context of the church.