This book brims with effective strategies for recruiting leaders, connecting members into groups, coaching groups for success, and giving people something to say yes to, even when they have rejected church-wide campaigns previously offered by their churches. Keys to effective, ongoing groups include leadership training, ongoing coaching, appropriate recordkeeping, as well as a sequence of aligned series rather than just a single occasional campaign. This book provides fundamentals that will insure ongoing success—proven principles used effectively in hundreds of churches across North America.
Readers of Exponential Groupswill learn how to connect their “unconnected” members into community, recruit the group leaders needed to connect and grow their congregation, coach group leaders for a sustainable group structure that will serve their church for years to come, understand how to maintain current discipleship strategies, and implement new strategies without alienating their members or derailing their current systems.
|Publisher:||Hendrickson Publishers, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Allen White Allen White coaches churches in launching exponential groups. In over 25 years of ministry, he has served on staff at two churches: New Life Christian Center, Turlock, CA (nondenominational) and Brookwood Church, Simpsonville, SC (Southern Baptist) as well as coaching over 1,500 churches across North America. Allen teaches workshops for various churches and organizations as well as workshops for Saddleback Church's conferences and Willow Creek Canada, and is part of the Small Group Network out of Saddleback Church, which has chapters in all 50 states and many other countries. He holds a B.A. in Biblical Studies and Missions and a M.Div, in Christian Education from Evangel University, Springfield, MO.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Launching Groups and Living to Tell about It 9
Chapter 2 Why an Alignment? 26
Chapter 3 Finding Your Acceptable Level of Risk 46
Chapter 4 Coaching-Beginning with the End in Mind 69
Chapter 5 Effective Strategies for Recruiting Leaders 83
Chapter 6 Training 103
Chapter 7 Group Strategy-Connecting People into Groups 121
Chapter 8 Sustaining Groups 147
Chapter 9 Create a Leadership Track 172
Chapter 10 Coaching and Training Your Leaders to Success 201
Chapter 11 Tracking What Matters 215
Chapter 12 My Challenge to You 228
Church Campaign Examples 235
Recommended Reading 245
About the Author 247