ReGroup: Training Groups to Be Groups

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...the ReGroup[Trademark] small group DVD curriculum will guide all of you-leader and group together-into a new closeness and effectiveness. Designed to create healthy group dynamics and an atmosphere that fosters personal growth, this innovative approach equips both group leaders and members with essential skills and values for creating and sustaining truly life-changing small groups.

This participant's guide will help you and your other group members create, strengthen, or even re-create your small group from ...

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Overview

...the ReGroup[Trademark] small group DVD curriculum will guide all of you-leader and group together-into a new closeness and effectiveness. Designed to create healthy group dynamics and an atmosphere that fosters personal growth, this innovative approach equips both group leaders and members with essential skills and values for creating and sustaining truly life-changing small groups.

This participant's guide will help you and your other group members create, strengthen, or even re-create your small group from the ground up. Developed by three group life experts, it is filled with discussion questions, activities, exercises, tips, and insights. Four 60-minute sessions on the foundations of group life include teaching by the authors, creative segments, and activities and discussion time. The sessions are: 1. Getting Connected-God's Purpose for Small Groups, 2. Five Habits of Life-Changing Small Groups, 3. Setting Ground Rules, 4. Determining Your Group's Purpose. Thirteen 5- to 10-minute coaching segments on topics such as active listening, giving and receiving feedback, prayer, calling out the best in others, and more. Three 60-minute sessions on critical-concern topics: Confrontation, Conflict resolution, Helping people in crisis.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310277835
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Henry Cloud is a popular speaker, and co-host, with Dr. John Townsend, of the nationally broadcast New Life Live! Radio program, and cofounder of Cloud-Townsend Clinic and Cloud-Townsend Resources. His bestselling books include the Gold Medallion Award-winning Boundaries books and Making Small Groups Work. Dr. Cloud and his wife and two daughters live in Southern California. SPANISH BIO: El Dr. Henry Cloud es un conferenciante de gran popularidad. Con el Dr. John Townsend es anfitrion del programa de radio New Life Live!, ademas de ambos ser fundadores de la Clinica Cloud-Townsend y de la organizacion Cloud-Townsend Resources. Es el autor de varios libros premiados con el reconocimiento Medalla de Oro, entre ellos 'Limites' y 'El poder transformador de los grupos pequenos'. El Dr. Cloud, su esposa y sus dos hijas radican en el Sur de California.

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. SPANISH BIO: Bill Donahue es director del ministerio de grupos pequenos de Willow Creek Association. Previamente se desempeno como miembro del personal de Willow Creek Community Church colaborando en la planificacion e implementacion del ministerio mundial de grupos pequenos. Reside en West Dundee, Illinois, con su esposa Gail y sus dos hijos.

Dr. John Townsend is a psychologist, popular speaker, and cohost of the nationally broadcast New Life Live! radio program, and a cofounder of Cloud-Townsend clinic and Cloud-Townsend Resources. His bestselling books include the Gold Medallion Award-winning Boundaries.

Website: www.drtownsend.com Blog: facebook.com/drjohntownsend SPANISH BIO: Dr. John Townsend — El Dr. John Townsend es un popular conferencista y un famosisimo autor de exito de ventas. Es graduado de psicologia clinica en Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology de Biola University. Ademas es coautor de numerosos libros incluyendo el ganador de la Medalla de Oro Limites. el es coanfitrion del programa radial emitido a nivel nacional New Life Live!

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ReGroup Participant's Guide

Training Groups to Be Groups
By Henry Cloud Bill Donahue John Townsend

ZONDERVAN

Copyright © 2007 Willow Creek Association, Henry Cloud, and John Townsend
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-0-310-27785-9


Chapter One

Getting Started

As you use DVD One, which guides your group through four complete group meetings, we will ask you to give us about an hour of your group time. In effect, we will be your group coaches. During that hour each meeting, you will learn the biblical purpose for your group, begin to build or strengthen relationships, establish your ground rules so your group functions authentically, and clarify your direction and goals so your group achieves the purpose for which you gathered. This is only for the first four meetings.

Then, building from that foundation, DVD Two will coach you to greater effectiveness as a community. There are 13 short coaching tips (about 5-10 minutes each) designed to help you practice an essential component of group life. Most include role plays and dramas to model a particular skill, such as active listening, learning to tell your story, effective prayer, balancing participation of members, confronting obstacles in your group, handling pain, and more. View one of these tips at the beginning of your meeting, and then practice using the new skill throughout the course of yourmeeting time, within the context of your regular study or discussion. At the end of the meeting, there is a short debrief time to review how it felt to use that skill in the group.

In addition, there are three extended coaching tips that cover challenging issues confrontation, conflict, and dealing with a crisis. These tips will require an entire group meeting to work through and can be used as your group matures and encounters the realities of life.

Your participant guide is a tool to help you work as a team while you develop group values and build relationships with each other. It provides resources to help you in each group meeting, plus tools for further study and investigation in your personal life.

Get ready for a challenging and productive experience in community! If you are willing to work together-and expect to partner with your leader as an entire team-your group will become a powerful place for change, growth, and encouragement.

We wish you the best, Henry, Bill, and John

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Excerpted from ReGroup Participant's Guide by Henry Cloud Bill Donahue John Townsend Copyright © 2007 by Willow Creek Association, Henry Cloud, and John Townsend . Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     9
Introduction     11
ReGroup Group Members     13
Participant's Guide
Getting Connected-God's Purpose for Small Groups     18
Five Habits of Life-Changing Groups     24
Setting Ground Rules     32
Determining Your Group's Purpose     40
Participant's Guide
Active Listening     51
Being Attentive     55
Telling Your Story (Without Going On and On)     59
Group Check-In #1     63
Asking Good Questions     65
Calling Out the Best in Others     69
Giving and Receiving Feedback     73
Helping and Supporting Each Other     79
Responding to Someone Who Is Hurting     83
Helping Others Take "Growth Risks"     87
Prayer     91
Group Check-In #2     95
Confessing Your Faults     99
When Groups Get Messy, Part 1-Confrontation     103
When Groups Get Messy, Part 2-Conflict Resolution     109
Dealing with People in Crisis     115
Resources for Digging Deeper     121
Author Biographies     143
The Five Habits     144
Our Group
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