Small Group Idea Book

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-12-01
  • Publisher: Ivp Connect

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Are you looking for fresh ideas to energize your small group? Here are hundreds of activities contributed by small group experts from across the United States. Tested in the field and drawn from the front lines of small group ministry, these creative ideas will help you evaluate the state of your group and enhance the five components of healthy group life.Community activities for the four stages of a group's life help you to get acquainted, go deeper with one another, process conflict, make memories and prepare for your group's ending.Whether charismatic, liturgical or somewhere in between, you'll find ideas for worship and prayer that stretch group members in these vital areas of spiritual growth. Your group will grow closer to one another as you draw near to God together.Ideas for study offer you some creative methods for Bible study and life application as well as ideas for learning through books, videos and other resources.A section on outreach helps your group to look beyond its borders and serve the needs of others. You'll find ideas for inviting others into your group and for working together in evangelism, social action and world mission.Edited by Cindy Bunch, this edition features new ideas gathered from the InterVarsity Press small groups website (www.ivpress.com/smallgroups) and The Small Group Network (www.SmallGroups.com) founded by Michael Mack and now directed by Dan Lentz.Whether you are a small group leader, a group coordinator or a pastor, you will return to this valuable resource again and again.

Author Biography

Cindy Bunch is a senior editor at InterVarsity Press specializing in Bible study and small group resources.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7(2)
Activities for Any Phase of a Group's Life
Ideas for the First Few Meetings
Ideas for Start-Up
Ideas for Shake-Up
Ideas for Live-It-Up
Ideas for Wrap-Up
Worship and Prayer
Developing an Outreach Vision
Show to Tell: Serving Individuals and the Community
Witnessing to Seekers
World Mission
Social Action
Appendix A: Incorporating Children and Youth 169(10)
Appendix B: Building to Ethnic Minorities 179(8)
Permissions 187

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