Lives are changed. Important decisions are made. Spiritual growth is enhanced. Jokes are shared. Lifelong friendships are formed. Cliques disappear when a small group becomes a loving community. The result? Spiritually mature teenagers, empowered leaders, and a healthy youth ministry.
Good small groups requires leadersÑand that's where you come in. If you're a small group leader, you may have lots of questions: Am I making a difference? Am I wisely investing my time, energy, and resources? Can I really do this? If so, how can I maximize my impact in teenagers' lives?
Find the answers you're looking for in 99 Thoughts for Small Group Leaders. This book delivers insights, tips, and veteran advice for anyone leading a small group (from young to old). When these bite-size, consumable pieces of wisdom are put into play, leaders will be better equipped and more confident. This book is all about setting them up to win.
If you're a small group leader, you'll come back to this book again and again for encouragement, inspiration, and direction. And if you're a leader of leaders, you'll want to every small group leader reading it as it will become an investment for them as well as your youth ministry.
Table of Contents
- Foreword by Katie Edwards
- Where to Start: Thoughts 1-29
- The Big Picture: Thoughts 30-68
- Getting Into Students' Lives: Thoughts 69-97
- Practical Tips for a Successful Small Group: Thoughts 98-116
- Random Reminders: Thoughts 117-149
- Finishing Well: Thoughts 150-162
Josh Griffin is the high school pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. While he's given up on his dreams of winning American Idol and running seven marathons in seven days, he remains committed to the dream of seeing teenagers passionately live out their faith. He also shares his daily youth ministry journey at www.morethandodgeball.com.
Doug Fields has been a pastor to teenagers and a mentor to youth workers for over 30 years. He's the author of more than 50 youth ministry books and begged Josh to let him have his name on just one more. Beyond youth ministry, Doug is a weak mountain bike rider and very average golfer (see photos on www.dougfields.com).