This is a valuable book for small group leaders - whether just beginning to learn how to lead a small group or a seasoned group facilitator. It takes you through the basics as well as an advanced understanding of the journey in learning how small groups in your church can be used for growth and healing. It goes over in an in-depth manner how to start a small group, various processes that should go on within a small group, responsibilities of a group facilitator, the responsibilities of group members, and how to deal with specific challenges that can emerge while facilitating a small group. The full title of the book is Making Small Groups Work - What Every Small Group Leader Needs to Know. It is published through Zondervan 2003 ISBN 978-0-310-25028-9
This the book that I am recommending people to begin reading to begin training in how to provide Christian Life Coaching. It is written by Gary Collins, Ph.D. who years ago was one of the individuals who was instrumental in defining and developing the field of Christian Counseling. Now, he has written what I believe is a foundational book for Christian Life Coaching. I personally will work with individuals, and churches to educate, train, mentor, and consult to toward assisting in building a ministry of Christian Life Coaching. As a Church we have an opportunity to heal the church through Christian Life Coaching based in Biblical beliefs. You can order this book through NavPress.Com (I am trying to reduce my dependency upon Amazon and give my business to organizations who are more likely promote Christian values). If you or your church are interested in developing a Christian Life Coaching Program I want to work with you. If you want to want to learn more about this contact me through the "contact us" menu tab. You can also go to healingthechurch.org/coaching
https://familyrenewal.org - As an organization they were founded in 2013 by Israel & Brook Wayne -The couple live in SW Michigan. As parents they have homeschooled 11 children. They are conference speakers presenting on Christian Marriage, Parenting, and Christian Education. Check out the resources on their website. They offer a variety of books and resources including a blog, podcasts, audio messages, videos, webinars, and seminars.