Essentials for Small Group Leaders offers a comprehensive collection of pastoral insights and practical suggestions to help small community leaders guide their groups in a way that nourishes spiritual growth.
Culled from RENEW International’s more than four decades of experience in pioneering and promoting small Christian communities, this book overflows with simple but effective ideas and strategies that will enhance the way these groups reflect on and respond to the gospel.
FREE Small Community Leader Training Video provides leaders with the skills to facilitate a small group.
What people are saying about Essentials for Small Group Leaders:
"The experiential knowledge contained in this guidebook is but so many seeds the authors sow in the waiting soil of leaders’ hearts. I am confident that leaders and potential leaders of small Christian communities will find in this resource book the confidence, reassurance, skill and inspiration they seek to serve their small community and the Church lovingly, wisely and well."
—Catherine T. Nerney, SSJ, PhD.
Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation, Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA
"New and experienced leaders, members of parish core communities, and pastoral staffs will find Essentials for Small Group Leaders not only an inspirational guide, but also a practical reference they will read again and again. It overflows with tips and techniques for facilitating and leading small Christian communities. Thank you, RENEW, for distilling your years of experience into an excellent resource."
—Mary Ann Jeselson
Co-editor of Great Ideas from Great Parishes: A Parish Handbook and The People’s Prayerbook: Personal and Group Prayers
Topics: Leader Resources
Parish Need: Provide facilitation skills for small-group leaders
Liturgical Seasons: Any time
Languages Available: English, Spanish
Who's It For: Small groups, Forming Small Group Leaders
Parish-Wide Initiative: Component in Leader Resources