Growing People Through Small Groups [NOOK Book]

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This fresh look at small groups starts with people and principles rather than program and structure. Stark and Wieland examine why many small-group ministries fall short of their goals, and they offer strategies that start with God's leading and people's needs. Straightforward, informative, and practical, this new organic system works for smaller churches as well as larger ones. Useful for lay leaders, small-group members, and pastors who want people to thrive and develop their ...
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Growing People Through Small Groups

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Overview

This fresh look at small groups starts with people and principles rather than program and structure. Stark and Wieland examine why many small-group ministries fall short of their goals, and they offer strategies that start with God's leading and people's needs. Straightforward, informative, and practical, this new organic system works for smaller churches as well as larger ones. Useful for lay leaders, small-group members, and pastors who want people to thrive and develop their spiritual gifts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441205643
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/1/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • File size: 767 KB

Meet the Author

David Stark is the director of Changing Church through Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Burnsville, Minnesota. The founder and director of training for Church Innovations, he has led dozens of workshops and seminars throughout the United States and has developed masters for small groups that are used by churches from a variety of denominations. David holds an M.Div. and has published a number of resources, including the LifeKeys books, for groups. He lives in Minnesota with his wife and two sons.

Betty Veldman Wieland was introduced to small groups through a women's Bible study. The experience ignited her passion for God's Word and led her to leadership positions in Christian Reformed Home Missions' small group ministry. Betty has two adult sons and she and her husband live in Michigan.
David Stark is the director of Changing Church at Prince of Peace Church in Burnsville, Minnesota, and leads workshops and seminars throughout the United States. David holds an M.Div., and lives in Minnesota with his family.
Betty Veldman Wieland was introduced to small groups through a women’s Bible study, which led her to leadership positions in Christian Reformed Home Missions small group ministry. She and her husband live in Michigan.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 9
Chapter 1 Be Rooted in God's Will 15
Chapter 2 Grow People, Not Programs 23
Chapter 3 Create Atmospheres for a Diverse Set of People 41
Chapter 4 People Develop in Stages: Part 1: Spiritual Development 61
Chapter 5 People Develop in Stages: Part 2: Principles for Spiritual Development 71
Chapter 6 Grow What's Blooming 89
Chapter 7 Nurture What's Growing 107
Chapter 8 Transplant What Needs Room to Grow 125
Chapter 9 The Leader Is a Gardener 139
Chapter 10 The Leader as Shepherd 159
Afterword 173
Resources 175
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