Biblical Foundations For Small Group Ministry by Gareth Weldon Icenogle
Gareth Icenogle thoroughly examines both Old and New Testaments for the basis of small group ministry. He considers the texts in new ways, providing heightened understanding of their implications for ministry in the context of small groups. Then he turns to the early church to study tradition and practice. In addition, he brings an integration of theological, sociological and educational principles to the biblical text.
All through this add-on resource, practical applications of these principles offer guidance for setting up and running a biblically based small group ministry program. Those who are working or who hope to work with small groups will find this one-of-a-kind book invaluable.
Discipleship Essentials by Greg Ogden
This workbook is a tool designed to help you follow the pattern Jesus drew for those growing in Him. Working through it will deepen your knowledge of essential Christian teaching and strengthen your faith.
Divided into weekly sessions Discipleship Essentials is ideal for groups of three or four. It has also been used successfully as an individual study program, as a one-to-one disciple-making tool and as small group curriculum. Each week you will discover·
a core truth presented in question/answer format
a memory verse and application study
a field-tested inductive Bible study
a reading on the theme for the week
questions to draw out key principles from the reading
Small Group Starter Kit by Jeffrey Arnold
In this easy-to-use guide Jeff Arnold provides you with everything you need for the first meetings of a small group. Getting acquainted, setting expectations, studying Scripture – it's it's all here in a step-by-step format that will help you get a great start for your small group.
The Big Book on Small Groups (Revised) by Jeffrey Arnold
Jeffrey Arnold knows the pressures of small group ministry, but he has also seen the power of small groups in many ministry settings. In this revised edition of The Big Book on Small Groups, he breaks down small groups so that you can see them from all angles.
The first four chapters focus on the structure and benefits of a small group ministry. Further chapters explore the basics of Christian community – prayer, worship, Bible study, outreach and mission, as well as how to multiply groups. Resources for further reading, ideas for coaches and trainers, and curriculum to photocopy for small group sessions are also included.
A constant companion throughout your small group ministry, The Big Book on Small Groups will give you the basics to get you going--and the support and nurture you need to make small groups effective as a strategy for outreach and discipleship.
Transforming Bible Study by Bob Grahmann
It's no secret… studying God's Word transforms lives. It knits together believers and revitalizes their relationships.
Studying the Bible can also be dry, dull and seem to have little connection with your daily life. Fruitful Bible study is much more than a chain of platitudes in which people never say what they think or address the real questions they have about faith and life. Further, some approaches to Bible study require stacks of reference books, cross-referencing and three versions of the Bible. Other approaches ask you to fill in blanks like an elementary school child.
Bob Grahmann presents a Bible study method that will bring Scripture to life in your personal study and in your group studies. He is a national and international Bible study teacher, expert at unfolding the long-appreciated method of inductive Bible study, which has been updated to meet the needs of today's generation.
With both biblical expertise and cultural awareness he lays out the method clearly. With exercises to put the method into practice, this is a book that will benefit you individually as well as in your next group Bible study.
Transforming Bible Study is all about making you and your small group grow in your 2 Timothy 2:15 ability to correctly handle God's Word of truth!
NOTE: These titles are also included in the 30-volume Contemporary Christian Classics Collection