The Most Practical Small Group Book on the Market!
You're interested in leading a small group, but you're a little afraid. What are you getting yourself into? How do you get started? Don't worry - you're not alone. Small Groups Made Easy provides practical pointers, showing you how to overcome challenges and lead discussions.
The first half of the book will cover things like understanding your role, organizing your gatherings, responding to shy or overly talkative members, taking care of your group, and much more. The second half of the book is made up of 12 short Bible studies that include icebreaker questions, discussion guides, and sample prayers. These studies are focused on key spiritual questions that routinely arise in small groups, such as 'What is God like?' , 'How do I grow spiritually?', How should I pray?', 'Where is God when I suffer', 'How can I repair broken relationships?'
In this book you'll discover all the tools you need to lead an effective, enjoyable, life-giving small group!
PRAISE FOR SMALL GROUPS MADE EASY
Small Groups Made Easy delivers on its promise to make leading a small group easy. The leadership principles are clear, concise, and applicable. They aren't idealistic. They're realistic. And the studies answer some of the most common and compelling questions both new and longtime believers ask.
-Larry Osborne, Author and Pastor of North Coast Church
In Small Groups Made Easy, Ryan not only lays out the biblical foundation for groups and group leadership, but also provides a road map for new leaders to follow. Once a new small group is launched, the included twelve Bible studies will help assure they are headed in the right direction spiritually.
-Chris Surratt, Small Group and Discipleship Specialist, LifeWay Christian Resources, Author of Small Groups for the Rest of Us.
Ryan Lokkesmoe takes complex topics and boils them down to chewable bites, easily digested by laypeople. In Small Groups Made Easy, Lokkesmoe addresses typical frustrations of group leaders, then provides studies on foundational topics that most everyone wrestles with. He doesn't tell us what to think but rather how to think and then discuss as a group. With its accessible title, clear explanations, and relevant content, Small Groups Made Easy will be a valuable resource for our leaders.
-Michelle Attar, Pastor of Adult Ministries, Bent Tree Bible Fellowship
In this book, Ryan does a great job of addressing something that has not been written about previously - preparing yourself to lead a small group. This is a must-have for any small group pastor or point person to draw from as they formulate how they are going to equip their leaders.
-Brian Brunke, Small Group Operations Pastor, Parkway Fellowship, Small Group Network Regional Leader (Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana)
Small Groups Made Easy by Ryan Lokkesmoe is a wonderful resource for small group leaders. In addition to practical advice, it offers twelve great small group studies on topics ranging from prayer to spiritual growth, from finances to broken relationships. This book will be a huge help to anyone leading or thinking about leading a small group.
-Steve Gladen, Pastor of Small Groups, Saddleback Church, Author of Leading Small Groups with Purpose
If you've been digging for a book that is both practical and theological, this is the unfound treasure you've been seeking. Small Groups Made Easy answers the theological questions group members are asking while being a down-to-earth guidebook to small group leadership. Every small group leader needs a copy of this in their library!
-Rick Howerton, Church Consultant, Kentucky Baptist Convention; Founding Pastor, The Bridge Church, Spring Hill, Tennessee
Small Groups Made Easy is the resource for every pastor who knows the value of small groups but needs a starting point! As a senior pastor, I tend to overthink small groups, which makes me fearful or hesitant to move forward in implementation. Ryan Lokkesmoe masterfully provides a plan to move your church forward right now. We are eager to use this resource to equip our leaders and engage our groups at Emmanuel. I love Ryan's heart for the gospel and for local church ministry!
-Cary Schmidt, Senior Pastor, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Newington, Connecticut