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PRODUCT TITLE THE SMALL GROUP AND THE VINE
ISBN NUMBER 9781925424355
CATEGORY TYPE SMALL GROUP MINISTRIES
AUTHOR/EDITOR TONY PAYNE/MARTY SWEENE
PUBLISHER MATTHIAS MEDIA
PRODUCT Type. Books
Summary A 5-week course for training small group leaders to understand the purpose of small groups and what their role is as leader, and to be able to carry out the key aspects of that role.
FORMAT SOFTCOVER
SELLING PRICE $10.00*
*price before member's discount

DESCRIPTION

There’s no doubt about it—small group (or home group) leadership is rightly seen as an indispensable ministry. But what’s your goal as a leader? What’s your job description, and what does that job actually look like week by week?
Over the five sessions of this foundational training course, Tony Payne and Marty Sweeney help you understand what small groups really are and how they work. They outline key aspects of your role as a small group leader, including:
prayerfully understanding and applying God’s word to yourself
preparing to lead others to God’s word
leading the discussion
leading the group in prayer.
 
They also provide practical tips on how to get started and grow in all four of these aspects.
 
Based on the biblical principles outlined in The Trellis and the Vine, the course is an excellent introduction for new small group leaders, and a valuable refresher for those who have been leading for a while. 
This workbook also includes 10 bonus articles about a variety of practical facets of small group ministry.
 
To run this course, you will need:
a copy of this workbook for each participant
access to the video segments which are available for download now through Vimeo and also on DVD.
 
About the presenters
Tony Payne has written and co-written numerous books and ministry resources, including The Trellis and the Vine, The Vine Project, and How to Walk Into Church. Tony has had a leadership role with the ministry of Matthias Media for over 30 years. Marty Sweeney is the Director of Ministry for Matthias Media (North America), and the Pastor of Adult Ministry at Old North Church, Canfield (Ohio). For a number of years now Marty and Tony have been running workshops together, talking to pastors and church leaders about the practicalities of infusing a disciple-making culture into all aspects of church life.