Some names within the small group community really need no introduction. This is one of them, but there are some things you may not know.
For example, after an 18 year run as one of the early architects and longtime builders of grouplife at Willow Creek Community Church and the Willow Creek Association, Bill stepped out on his own a few months ago to devote more of his time to writing and consulting. It’s paying off for all of us because he’s blogging regularly at DrBillDonahue.com.
He’s also an author and has several books that ought to be on your bookshelf (Leading Life Changing Small Groups, Coaching Life Changing Small Group Leaders [with Greg Bowman], Building a Church of Small Groups [with Russ Robinson], The Seven Deadly Sins of Small Group Ministry [with Russ Robinson], and Walking the Small Group Tightrope [with Russ Robinson]). If you don’t already have most or all of these books…you’ve really missed out on some of the foundational thinking of so much of small group ministry as we know it.
Another resource that you might want to take a look at is ReGroup, a combination DVD and study guide produced in collaboration with Henry Cloud and John Townsend. Published by Zondervan, ReGroup was designed to “establish a whole new training paradigm—one that equips leaders and groups simultaneously and gives them everything they need to start and sustain a life-changing group.”
You can find the rest of my grouplife introductions right here.