Few churches have had as much influence on how small group ministry happens as Willow Creek. And very few books have as large an impact on how small group ministry happens as Building a Church of Small Groups. While a lot has changed at Willow Creek since Bill Donahue and Russ Robinson first published it in 2001, it is still required reading if you’re trying to figure out how to build a church where nobody stands alone. Some books are written by theorists. This one was written in the trenches by practitioners.
Based on an adaptation of Carl George’s Meta Model, what developed at Willow in the 90s and the early part of this decade was the practical working out of how to recruit leaders, how to train and develop them, how to care for leaders, and how to develop healthy groups. If you’re trying to figure those things out, this would be an important book to spend time in. You can order your copy RIGHT HERE.