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Contents Tapping into the Power of Small Groups Part 1: How Small Groups Help People Grow 1. God's Surprising Plan for Growth 2. What Are We Trying to Do as Small Group Leaders? 3. The Ingredients of Grace, Truth, and Time 4. Benefits of Groups That Grow Part 2: What Happens in a Good Group: Grace Introduction 5. Connection 6. A Second Family 7. Acceptance of Weakness 8. Support and Strengthening 9. Prayer 10. Discipleship 11. Healing 12. Forgiveness 13. Grieving Part 3: What Happens in a Good Group: Truth 14. Accountability 15. Confrontation 16. Discipline and Structure 17. Mentoring 18. Modeling Part 4: Starting a Small Group 19. Decide on the Purpose and Type of Group 20. Choose Study Materials 21. Select Members 22. Establish the Ground Rules Part 5: The Responsibilities of Group Leaders 23. Balance Grace, Truth, and Time 24. Facilitate Process 25. Listen 26. Provide Safety 27. Clarify and Ask Questions 28. Confront 29. Set Limits 30. Be an Authority 31. Require Integration 32. Allow Silent Moments 33. Interpret Themes, Symbols, and Meanings 34. Help Contain Strong Emotions Part 6: The Responsibilities of Group Members 35. Expect the Unexpected 36. Be Known 37. Really Listen to Each Other 38. Give and Receive Feedback 39. Learn to Love 40. Practice Obedience 41. Make Positive Changes 42. Learn New Skills 43. Discover and Develop Gifts 44. Discern Harmful Patterns 45. Confess and Repent 46. Take Risks 47. Grieve Part 7: How to Deal with Problems in Groups 48. Neediness 49. Noncompliance 50. Passivity 51. Shut Up[AQ1] 52. Aggression 53. Narcissism 54. Spiritualization Conclusion: Go and Grow
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Church group work, Christian leadership, Small groups Religious aspects Christianity