The question that often comes up that people email or Facebook me on a regular basis is regarding resources for small groups especially in the area of discipleship small groups.
Below is a list I've begun that may help you focus your small group ministry:
Philosophy of Small Group ministry:
- Building a Church of Small Groups: Bill Donahue (anything by Bill is a gold mine)
- Sticky Church: Larry Osborne
- Simple Church: Thom S. Rainer and Eric Geiger
- The Big Book of Small Groups: Jeffrey Arnold
- Simple Small Groups: Bill Search
- Getting Together: Em Griffin. A must read in understanding group dynamics
- The Small Group Book: Dale Galloway
- Growing People Through Small Groups: David Stark, Betty Velman Wieland
Beginning and Maintaining Small Group Ministry:
- Leading Life-Changing Small Groups: Bill Donahue (must have)
- Coaching Life-Changing Small Group Leaders: Bill Donahue (must have)
- The Pocket Guide to Leading a Small Group: Dave Earley and Rod Dempsey
- 8 Habits of Effective Small Group Leaders: Dave Earley
- Smallgroups.com -- for $99/year you get training and some of the best articles and studies around.
- Right Now Training -- formerly Small Group Trader. They've just revamped the whole thing and there is a cost per member in the church. I've been a tester for the beta system and it is wonderful. You can create your church's own online training program for your leaders. You can upload videos, articles and customize it for your needs. They have the absolute best people on their training videos; Francis Chan, Bill Donahue, Mac Lake, Alan Danielson... and more.
I hope this helps.
If you have some others feel free to add in the reply.