Leading Life-Changing Small Groups

Leading Life-Changing Small Groups

Taught by Bill Donahue

This course equips small group leaders to better facilitate a successful group.

Whether you’re leading for the first time or you’ve led for years, this course, taught by Bill Donahue, will help you develop the skills to facilitate group discussion and to encourage and support members.

Course Details

  • 8 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 3 hours of video

  • Beginner

  • Leading Life-Changing Small Groups

12 Month Access
$179.99 USD

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Course Description

In Leading Life-Changing Small Groups, author and speaker Bill Donahue teaches small group leaders the basics of leading a successful group.

Regardless of whether you’re leading for the first time or you’ve been leading for years, these sessions will enable you to more effectively facilitate group discussion and to encourage and support group members in a way that leads to authentic and lasting life change.

Sessions highlight the requirements and responsibilities of a small group leader, provide helpful insight into the process of group formation, and answer practical questions about meeting preparation and how to encourage group participation. For anyone who wants to lead small groups with excellence and truly witness life change in their groups, Leading Life-Changing Small Groups offers practical answers and inspiring examples as a go-to guide.

Meet Your Instructors

Bill Donahue

Ph.D., University of North Texas

Dr. Bill Donahue is the author of the bestselling Leading Life-Changing Small Groups, Building a Life-Changing Small Groups Ministry (with Russ Robinson), Coaching Life-Changing Leaders (with Greg Bowman), and the Equipping Life-Changing Leaders DVD.

After working with Procter & Gamble and PNC Financial Corp., he launched a leadership development practice, and then took that expertise to the Willow Creek Association & Church for 18 years. In addition, he has worked with Fortune 100 businesses, non-profits, large churches, and other organizations seeking accelerated leadership development.

Bill’s research and writing focuses on helping leaders like you to become transformational leaders, build great teams and launch life-changing groups. He is Director of Professional Doctoral Programs at Trinity International University, teaching courses in leadership, team-building, organizational communication and group dynamics.

Course Outline

  • Clarifying Your Purpose

  • Sharpening Your Leadership

  • Developing Your Apprentice

  • Pursuing Spiritual Growth

  • Leading Life-Changing Meetings

  • Measuring Group Progress

  • Caring for Members

  • Impacting Your World


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