Small Group Studies to Balance Your Groups

One of the best ways to balance your small groups is to provide them with a list of balanced curriculum that focus on the five biblical purposes of fellowship, discipleship, ministry, evangelsim, and worship. Here is a list from Steve Gladen’s website http://smallgroups.net to get you started. Many more small group-related resources may be found on Steve’s website, and most are free.

Fellowship:

The Connecting Church by Randy Frazee

Better Together: Restoring the American Community by Robert Putnam

The Safest Place on Earth by Larry Crabb

Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

 

Discipleship:

The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

Personal Bible Study Methods by Rick Warren

The Life You’ve Always Wanted by John Ortberg

Sacred Pathways by Gary Thomas

Renovation of the Heart: Putting on the Character of Christ by Dallas Willard

An Invitation to Solitude and Silence by Dallas Willard

 

Ministry:

S.H.A.P.E. Finding & Fulfilling Your Unique Purpose for Life by Erik Rees

The Church of Irresistible Influence by Robert Lewis

19 Gifts of the Spirit: Which Do You Have? Are You Using The? By Leslie Flynn

The Servant Leader by Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges

The Volunteer Revolution: Unleashing the Power of Everyone by Bill Hybels

 

Evangelism:

Conspiracy of Kindness: A Refreshing Approach to Sharing the Love of Jesus With Others by Steve Sjogren

The Master Plan of Evangelism by Robert E. Coleman

The Antioch Factor: The Hidden Message of the Book of Acts by Ross Paterson

Share Jesus Without Fear by William Fay and Linda Shepherd

Out of the Salt Shaker and Into the World: Evangelism as a Way of Life by Rebecca Pippert

 

Worship:

The Way of a Worshiper by Buddy Owens

The Worship Answer Book by Rick Muchow

The Air I Breathe: Worship As a Way of Life by Louie Giglio

Facedown (The Worship Series) by Matt Redman

The Unquenchable Worshipper: Coming Back to the Heart of Worship (Worship Series) by Matt Redman

Fresh Wind Fresh Fire SC: What Happens When God’s Spirit Invades the Hearts of His People by Jim Cymbala and Dean Merrill

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