Pastors and Christian leaders are invited to attend a special 2-day workshop focused on small group ministry. This workshop, led by Dr. Bill Donahue, is entitled Biblical Foundations and Models of Small Group Ministry and will focus on the biblical foundations of small group ministry and the strategies for building a small groups ministry in the local church. The content will include a sound biblical and theological foundation for aspects of biblical community, small group models, key small group practices, and strategies for connecting church members to groups.
This workshop is part of the classroom residency for a Pastoral Studies graduate course. We would like to extend this graduate level content to you as a pastor or Christian leader as an audit only. Though not required, you may find it helpful to read either Boren's book, Missional Small Groups: Becoming a Community That Makes a Difference in the World (2010) or Cloud/Townsends's work, Making Small Groups Work (2003) in order to gain some background for the workshop. In addition, Dr. Donahue will be providing each participant with a copy of his book, Leading Life-Changing Small Groups.
Dr. Donahue is a popular conference speaker, author, and strategic voice in areas of leadership development, community building, and strategic vision. He serves on the faculty at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. Dr. Donahue holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Princeton University, an MA from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a PhD in Education and Adult Learning from the University of North Texas. Bill is a prolific author, having written over 15 books and study series, including: Leading Life-Changing Small Groups, Seven Deadly Sins of Small Group Ministry, Walking the Small Group Tightrope, In the Company of Jesus, Coaching Life-Changing Leaders, Interactions (study series), and Building Biblical Community (DVD series).
Registration Deadline: June 6 - limited enrollment
For more information please call the Biblical Enrichment office at 717.560.8282.
Special consulation offering:
Schedule a ministry consultation time with Dr. Donahue. Dr. Bill Donahue is offering consultation time with church leaders, individually or as a group, to address ministry needs and direction. He is currently coaching some of the most influential church leaders in North America in building group life, leadership development, and creating a discipleship/spiritual formation strategy (www.drbilldonahue.com). If you are interested in scheduling a time on the evenings of June 10 thru June 12 to meet to discuss your needs, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Donahue's desire is to leverage his time in Pennsylvania to best serve churches while he is in the area. His availability is limited so please email him as soon as possible. This is a very affordable way to interact about your strategic direction and address key challenges you are facing.
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Lancaster Bible College
At Lancaster Bible College, our focus is on your journey to fulfill God's purpose for your life. Our mission has remained constant since 1933 to educate Christian students to think and live a biblical worldview and to proclaim Christ by serving him in the Church and society.